secret native brown trout

Discussion in 'Trout Fishing' started by JoeDaCatKing, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    I was fishing at one of my many local trout streams for catfish bait (chubs not trout) when i hooked into my 2nd brown. Talk about a smile on my face I ended up catching another one about 14inches a couple days later. supposedly they are not in this particular stream! anyway my father and I are checking out this stream this weekend with some fly rods. I am glad to see that its quite possible that the browns in Lancaster PA are going to make a comeback!

    all fish were successfully released
     
  2. PaCatfishHunter

    PaCatfishHunter New Member

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    Do you mine if I ask what stream it was. I use to live in Lancaster before I moved in April. I did a lot of trout fishing and I fished a lot of the streams in Lancaster County. Fishing Creek in Drumore Township was my favorite.
     

  3. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    young trout like that are a great sign they are coming back.
     
  4. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    I love me some wild trout. Yumm:big_smile:
     
  5. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    west branch octoraro they dont even stock that side with rainbows. but ive caught rainbows there too:wink:
    and I like fishing creek too I go there all the time for bait but it gets overfished early in the year and it becomes a pain to get more than 2 or 3 rainbows
    Conestoga creek I just found out is a protected brown trout water and I tried that spot out and got into some browns
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009
  6. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    Good going Joe...I love to fish for trout too, I go to the high mountain lake's and stream's of the Serria nevada mountain's up here in California.
     
  7. complete angler

    complete angler New Member

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    Nice. Trout reproduction has been documented in the East Branch of the Octoraro.

    http://www.fish.state.pa.us/trout_repro.pdf

    There are a number of streams supporting trout reproduction in Lancaster County. Many of them support populations of browns, which is a bit more rare.

    http://www.fish.state.pa.us/classa.pdf

    There are many streams that support reproduction in Pennsylvania, in virtually every county. But the number of streams supporting reproduction now is only a fraction of the total number of streams that supported reproduction in the past.
     
  8. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    set my PB brown in a spot where Ive never caught a brown bout 17inches and growing
     
  9. rcbbracing

    rcbbracing New Member

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    thats some great news man!...there is a river by me that odnr stocks brown trout in and unfortunately they seems to stay in that rive system alone and dont travel much up streams or into other adjoining rivers...not that ive seen atleast.
     
  10. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    cool lookin fish!