Thats what it was like fishing the fork last week thurs and fri--effin' HOT!!!. We fished Burry, both carbondale bridges, Catherines', and tree farm accesses. We were looking for drakes but didn't run into them. The shop in carbondale said they were around basalt, but we didn't see any in the evenings, just lots of caddis, but not too many risers. I am going to Taylor creek flyshop next time for some better advice, they have never steered me wrong and are very helpful and knowledgeable, unlike the bro-bra in the carbondale shop.
The Pan was fishing well, with many fish coming up for all sorts of flies-lots of bugs around. I got a lot of attention on green drakes as well. The upper section doesn't seem to hold many big fish anymore, I think it gets too much pressure and all the big ones die after poor revivals. Saw a big one floating down river. Caught many 12-16 inchers on mysis and tiny black mayfly patterns. Left slightly disappointed after seeing no big fish, just a lot of small guys.
The crystal was by far the most fun, no crowds, shade, and stupid fish. We fished by Marble and downstream by Bogan flats campground (where we were camped). Up by marble I landed a nice 14 inch rainbow on a size 12 pmx as well as numerous others on caddis dries, parachute adams, beetles, and attractor nymphs. Caught a few decent whitefish too.
Biggest fish of the trip was a 18 in whitefish by burry access on the fork. Hooked a few large bows and browns but they came off pretty quick. Nicest fish was the bow up on the crystal, but also caught a nice 15 in bow on a twenty incher up by the tree farm. Overall, slow action. oh well, next time.
I'll have to wait to post some other pics.