The end of our long, hot, dry summer is quickly approaching, and for many of us anglers, we welcome it with open arms.
This time of year, very few of our trout fisheries are in good shape, with the exception of tailwater streams, such as the upper Delaware. Even our local Lackawaxen River has been well over 70 degrees for much of July and now August.
Most of our attention has shifted to fishing for smallmouth bass on the lower Delaware and Susquehanna rivers. Fishing for bass can be a nice relief from the often finickiness of trout, and action will only improve as we slip into fall.
September will bring runs of salmon and trout into the tributaries of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, along with migrating Striped Bass back down the North Atlantic Coast.