Lower Humbert Covered Bridge

humberts_covered

The lower section of Laurel Hill creek in southwestern Pennsylvania has an outstanding delayed harvest section that is overlooked by many anglers. What is even more overlooked is the open water sections. Loaded with caddis the lower section offers many days of bouncing larva imitations along the bottom, drifting Elk hair dries and the like, or my all time favorite swinging emergers like Gary LaFontaine’s Sparkle Pupa. Since most of these fish are stockers tactics don’t need to get too scientific but as with any style fishing a good approach and ample experimentation is required. One of the landmarks along the way is the covered bridge found below the delayed harvest section.