Pine Creek had gotten warmer over the past week. Fishing it still can produce a few fish but I chose not to on the warmer evenings. Just a little too warm. As I write this, the humidity has broke and the temperatures have cooled though – a welcomed relief from something undesirable – (defined as) good riddance to the heat and humidity – at least for a few days. It might be cool enough this evening to fish, I’ll check and report if anything transpires.
The wife arrived last Monday.
This was expected, planned even. On Wednesday we went over to Harrison State Park and picnic lunched, took a short walk and I took a few pictures.
A few bugs at the cabin this week:
Saw a couple Slate Drakes this morning. Here’s a good example of the variation within the same species. I was lucky enough to have these two visit at the same time. Their size was distinctly different.
They appear to be both Slate Drakes (Isonychia bicolor) I think… their size difference was obvious. There was at least a half size, if not a full size difference. I believe both specimens were female.
Now for the unexpected visitor. This youngster showed up Tuesday evening. I don’t think it was a very old black bear as it wasn’t too large. It headed down the Rails to Trails trail for about 70 yards or so and came to an abrupt halt – perked it’s ears up and then reversed course.
Once it was past our cabin, it crosses the neighbor’s field and into the treeline above Pine Creek. It crossed the creek soon after reaching the treeline. SRS member Andy R. was fishing down in the vicinity and saw it crossing Pine also.
I suppose I should not have titled this the … ‘Unexpected Visitor’. Slate Run is famous for its bears. And there have been plenty of bears in supply in the area for some time now. This has been the third one I’ve seen this season.
Going to head home soon, reporting from Slate Run…. UB