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2021/06/29 15:00:10 (permalink)

Franklin

Going to launch out of Franklin next week.  Fish towards Kennerdale.   The first set of rapids down from the launch.  Is it best to run the middle of river, left side or right side heading down stream?
I will be floating most of the time so I can see how the river runs for my return trip back to the launch.
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    psu_fish
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    Re: Franklin 2021/06/30 09:43:16 (permalink)
    You will want to run right side of river most of the way going from Franklin to Belmar Bridge 
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    Re: Franklin 2021/06/30 10:00:33 (permalink)
    Thanks PSU
    The river level in Franklin is 3.44.   At what level is too low to navigate this stretch?  or does it not get that low to often?
     
    I have East Brady to Kennerdell figured out,  I have a goal to learn Kennerdell to Franklin this season.
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    Re: Franklin 2021/06/30 11:14:33 (permalink)
    I think under 3.2 you got to watch in spots, the riffle by Joy can be real low and then further down past the old bridge. I dont think it really gets below 3.0 unless its drought, but by no means am I an expert
    post edited by psu_fish - 2021/06/30 11:16:35
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    Re: Franklin 2021/07/07 06:50:49 (permalink)
    Not familiar with Joy?   Where is that?
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    Re: Franklin 2021/07/07 07:26:04 (permalink)
    Joy is the manufacturing plant right below the launch. Its pretty much the first shallow rapid you will encounter. 
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    Re: Franklin 2021/07/12 08:23:38 (permalink)
    Fished Friday from Franklin to past Fisherman's cove.  Caught quite a few bass and one walleye.  The most productive bait was a simple Mepps spinner.  Great trip for the first time fishing this area.
     
    One thing that was extremely odd was before we got to fisherman's cove this helicopter flew right up to us and was dropping what looked like brown liquid right into the river.   Anyone have any idea what that might have been about?
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    Re: Franklin 2021/07/12 08:40:21 (permalink)
    DEP blackfly suppression program. 
     
    DEP Begins 2021 Black Fly Suppression Program (pa.gov)
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    Re: Franklin 2021/07/13 09:28:56 (permalink)
    wow, didn't know that...thanks for posting PSU...
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    Re: Franklin 2021/07/13 14:34:27 (permalink)
    Ya those Black Flies have been on the warpath on the Big Lake. Last time we went wasn't too bad with the breeze. If there's no wind, forget. They'll chew ya up.
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    Re: Franklin 2021/07/14 08:22:04 (permalink)
    pensfan1
    Ya those Black Flies have been on the warpath on the Big Lake. Last time we went wasn't too bad with the breeze. If there's no wind, forget. They'll chew ya up.
    We put a power inverter and box fan in our boat for those days without wind. Works great on keeping the flies off of us.
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    Re: Franklin 2021/07/19 11:23:42 (permalink)
    I had that same helicopter experience on the Yough maybe 15 years ago?  I was wade fishing and it flew right over me, dropped the spray about 50 yards from me for a good 200 yard stretch.  It was one of the most bizarre things that I have ever witnessed.
     
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    Re: Franklin 2021/07/19 14:54:46 (permalink)
    Are these black flies the same fly everyone complains about in Canada?
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