Little Bald Eagle, PA

Above Tyrone and Vail

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
7:30 to 10:00
Best Fishing Time
8:00 to 9:00
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Slightly Stained - 3' to 5' visibility
Water Level
0.71 ft. - 45 cf
Herb Yost

Fish Caught

Brown Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
10 9" #2 Silver
10 9"

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
5 10½" #2 Silver
5 10½"
Total: 15 fish Top Patterns: Unspecified (15)


Mostly Cloudy X
None X
Very Light - <5 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
65.0°F / 58.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Today followed a warm front.
29.89 rising
Moon Phase
24% Full (Waning crescent)

Other Patterns Tried

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Insect Seining

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I checked the stream levels this morning and thought the Little Bald Eagle was at a good level for fishing, so that's where I went. I haven't fished the LBE for about four years, so I thought it would at least be a little different and a little interesting. I had forgotten just how small the LBE really is. It's the size stream that Mike and Jeff really like to fish. It's also really overgrown and has a lot of obstacles to wade over, but it was still a good morning to fish it.

I parked the truck right over the bridge at Black Vail Road or maybe it's Back Vail Road, who knows. Then I fished upstream until I was behind the Robert Jubelirer business park and I would have fished fauther, but I ran into a guy spin fishing upstream with minnows. I stopped to talk to him and he told me he was just starting to fish and wanted to fish up to the I-99 bridge, so I had been fishing about 2.5 hours and had caught 15 trout, so I figured I would just quit and let him have the stream to himself. The LBE is really too small for two guys to fish the same section and I guess I could have jumped ahead of him and fished some of the better holes, but I figured I might as well be a nice guy.

I caught 15 trout this morning. Five were stocked rainbows that were all 10-11 inches long. The other ten were brownies, and the strange thing is that I don't think any of the browns were stocked fish. I caught 4 or 5 that were only 6-7 inches long and the biggest fish of the day was a 14 inch brown that was hiding in a hole under some tree roots. The other four browns were 8-10 inches. All of the brown trout seemed to be nicely colored and had nice fins, so I think they were all wild trout, but I could be wrong.

All in all, I had three nice mornings on three different streams this week, and who can ask for anything more. Life is good! I came home this morning, ate lunch and mowed the weeds or grass or whatever you want to call my lawn. Tonight we are hosting a couple of college girls who are in a singing group that is doing a show at our church, so that should be interesting. Tomorrow is the big Shaver's creek gun raffle and I think Diane and I will spend a couple of hours there and of course not win anything.

Have a great weekend guys! O&O:LJH