The summer has been hot and wet for the most part, and trout fishing has been marginal at best on all rivers in the tri-state area. But things are improving with colder temps and drier days. Places to fish this time a year? The Pequest in New Jersey, the Little Lehigh in Pennsylvania, the West and East branch of the Delaware rivers in NY, and if you do not mind the drive, the Farmington river in Connecticut. These rivers have two things in common: cold water and good hatches. So, if you are fishing at all, try these out.

 Now down to Trout Unlimited topics. As of today, we are still planning to meet at the regular Fireman’s Field House meeting location in Oakhurst, NJ the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The chapter board meets the first Tuesday each month, while the general chapter meetings tske place on the third Tuesday. So in September, we will have meetings September 7th and 21st from 7pm to 9pm. We will be putting out the latest plans for the fall activities, including the speaker lineup. November has a tentative speaker, New Jersey’s own Tim Flagler, so do not miss this one. As of right now, we can all plan on wearing masks to the meetings and following social distancing guidelines since the Delta variant is still running amok. If you are not vaccinated, please get a vaccination.

Please be safe and tight lines.