The Week Ahead…

The weather is turning on us once again.  It all started this past Saturday afternoon, and it’s been no good ever since.  Rain, cold, wind, hail, and more rain.  With evening low temperatures in the upper 30’s to low 40’s, we could even see the sky spit out some of the white stuff.  Perhaps all of this is in answer to Charlie Collins, who proclaimed that another week of colder temps would really get the bass feeding.  Let’s hope that’s the reason…

That big "H" is putting the chill on...

That big "H" is putting the chill on...

While the chill might be a good thing, the rain has hurt the river levels that were looking oh-so-sweet the past few weeks.  The lower Susquehanna is still murky, but cresting.  The upper Susquehanna, Tioughnioga, and Chenango are on the way down.  The Chemung, and Staff hydrologist Dan would back this, appears to be leading the pack…

The lower Susquehanna is cresting, assuming the rains abate...

The lower Susquehanna is cresting, assuming the rains abate...

The local 10 day forecast is full of gloom and doom, with the probability of rain reaching a high of 80%.  After that, the weather turns for the better, but doesn’t hit its stride until Sunday and lasts through Wednesday.  Flyfishing for bass might not be a go unless you’re fishing the upper river systems, or of course, the lakes.  The Catskill rivers could be another option.

We’ll take another look on Friday.  In the mean time, make sure you renew your license and start breaking out the fly tying gear.

Tight lines…

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