I wish I could say that everything is going ‘gangbusters’ but… it’s not. I spoke with the Tiadaghton State Forestry Manager this morning (5-18-2021) and he confirmed that things just haven’t turned on quite yet – fishing-wise. It’s been one of those sorts of springs unfortunately. We both hoped that this week’s warmer temperatures would warm the waters and turn the fish on.
I’m little ahead of myself – first thing this morning I took a walk down to Black Walnut Button and saw a couple of guys spin fishing with what I thought were ‘squirrmy-wormys’. The one guy caught 2 rainbows while trying to explain to the second fellow that he needed to feel the ‘wormy’ tick along the bottom and then he’d know he was getting down far enough.
I did manage to get out today and fish up one of the many tributaries of Pine Creek. Last time I was here I didn’t catch much of anything and I was a little worried. Today was a little different – and I can say a better outlook is forecast. Initially I had a couple slip off just before their photo-op – at least I was seeing some action. This was more than I saw a couple of weeks ago so I was glad to see it. Finally caught this guy after the initial couple of ceremonious quick releases.
This made my day!
On the way back to Slate Run…
The hawk possibilities: Swainson’s, Broad-Winged, Red-Shouldered, Cooper’s, or Sharp-Shinned hawk. I don’t know which one this was but it was great to see it. The famous bear question keeps coming up….
But, of course I came back and looked at Pine. Saw a couple fish rising – not consistently but… could not ignore them.
Didn’t catch gobs but… a couple. Missed another one twice or missed another two once. That was the day fishing. I can’t complain. The word is…. March Browns or Grey Foxes folks! I saw a few flies and they were sized either… maybe up to a March Brown sort of size or a Grey Fox size. So – 12’s, 14’s … maybe?!?!
As the Tiadaghton State Forrest District Manager said – I hope this week’s warmer temps will finally turn things on!
I need to mention that there has been a ‘Pet’ turkey in the neighborhood – that was finding newly planted grass seed a tempting and free dinner. The picture was using a 300mm zoom lens but it really did come close to our place on many occasions. It was discovered, expired, some time in the past week or so. No foul or fowl play is/was suspected. Pun intended or not, I’m not sure which!
Till we see each other again… HEY… maybe that’ll be June 12th at the Brown Township Fire Hall eh??? The SRS Summer meeting/Picnic – IN PERSON is scheduled for then (check the 2021 Calendar page for details) and is looking like it’s still on as of now – if you plan on attending you NEED TO RSVP us at slaterunsportsmen.com!
… Reporting from Slate Run….. I’m “An Unintentional Blogger”…… aka … UB !