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al simpson

I returned to the South River today. After more than a week of very high flows, it had returned to a comfortable 200 cfs. The water was a bit turbid, and the temperature in the high 50’s.

There was no hatch, so I fished subsurface, with a sinking-tip line, and a pair of flies, a small bugger, and a soft hackle. The trout, a mix of rainbows and browns took them eagerly! I probably caught over thirty fish in just two hours. Most were 8-11 inches; perhaps half a dozen were over 12 inches. No trophy fish to report, but it sure was fun!!