The first day of Trout Season in Pennsylvania arrives this weekend! Kathy spent some of her cold winter days researching the best trout streams in our area, and it turns out that Tobyhanna Creek, which is only an 8 minute drive from our cottage in the Poconos, is one of our better options. It's a Class A trout stream, and the closest stretch is just below where the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stock Tobyhanna Creek. Hopefully, the section of the stream we are looking at will still have some trout left after the decimation that will occur this weekend on the opening of Trout Fishing Season.
Today was cold and windy, but sunny, so we decided it would be a good day to scout the section of Tobyhanna Creek we want to fish.
Here was the parking area and the trail we want to use to reach streamside:
We reached the confluence of Hummler Run with Tobyhanna Creek, which will be a great place to fish for trout, because the food will come streaming down Hummler Run and be gobbled up by the trouties as they wait at their feeding station in Tobyhanna Creek.
Here is a view of the junction of Hummler Run with Tobyhanna Creek:
We hiked back to the Jeep and felt we had found two fishing days' worth of stream. We were happy to get home and warmed up after that windy, cold hike.
Tomorrow we plan to meet some friends for a more classic hiking experience. We'll tell you that story in the next blog entry.