I kept spot checking the radar today at work thinking I might be able to get some evening fishing in if the storm was going to stay south as it indicated on noaa.gov. I was partially right but something changed because a nasty clipper came through Washington County. When I packed up the truck at my house in Carnegie it was sunny skys but you could see the dark clouds south of me. I was planning on hitting Dutch Fork again because there was some holes I wanted to explore. I stopped by SSC camp to hit the hole and I ended up staying there because of the storm and fishing was hot. I caught some rainbows, browns and I rolled another Palomino. They were hitting on single eggs and meal worms drifting just off the bottom.
At about 5pm I could hear the thunder in the distance creeping closer and closer to me. Before I knew it I had thunderhead right over my head. I kept fishing but I knew I had to get back to the truck before it down poured. BOOOOOOOOM thunder, lightning then hail. I had to quickly grab my gear and make my way back up to the truck to wait it off.
I waited out the storm at the truck then I went back down to catch some more before calling it a day at 6:34pm.
Fishing was good and consistent. IM glad I got out for a few hours and I rolled another palomino. Hopefully I will land another soon.
BTW Montour Run was stocked today. I didn’t want to deal with the crowds today but hopefully I will get down to test it out soon. This was a solo trip and since the weather was bad I didn’t call Ted or my Dad.
Release’em & catch them another day!