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Re: Help with Valley Creek?

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I know its a bit of hike for a few of you but staying away from spawning browns in the fall is one of the many reasons that I start to fish the salt this time of year . If you live to far away its also a great time of the year to target Essox and stocked trout on streams with no reproduction .

Honestly strictly trout fisherman in allot of ways are their own worst enemies in trout conservation . Just my two cents .....

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Re: Help with Valley Creek?

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^^^ absolutely

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Fredrick wrote:
I know its a bit of hike for a few of you but staying away from spawning browns in the fall is one of the many reasons that I start to fish the salt this time of year . If you live to far away its also a great time of the year to target Essox and stocked trout on streams with no reproduction .

Honestly strictly trout fisherman in allot of ways are their own worst enemies in trout conservation . Just my two cents .....



I agree with Fred. Give wild trout a break around spawning time.

Speaking of Valley in particular, every year around this time of year I try to make it my business to walk along the stream. My observations have been that the peak of the spawn most years is around Thanksgiving and lasts well into December. Also, through the winter into the early spring the redds should be left undisturbed.

There seems to be a bumper crop of YOY trout from the last spawn in Valley. Those little guys are all over the place! Good to see.....keep that going!!




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Re: Help with Valley Creek?

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"Honestly strictly trout fisherman in allot of ways are their own worst enemies in trout conservation . Just my two cents ....."
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Re: Help with Valley Creek?

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Re: Help with Valley Creek?

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NickR wrote:
Some very good advice given in previous posts. Watch out for spawning fish and redds. I really don't see how someone can avoid stepping on redds when they are wading through a Creek that is 5-15 feet wide in most places? I stopped by the other day and saw 5!guys wading right through the middle of the Creek. The redds are there for a considerable amount of time after thenfiah spawn on them and become harder to spot as time passes. Those Valley Creek fish never really get a break and that's why they are so finicky.

Legend has it that Valley Creek trout won't eat a fly if you present a fly from upstream of the fish. That would be false. Casting down allows you to present your flies first so your not putting a fly line over the fishes head. I get a lot of strikes on the swing or right when the line starts to tighten up and the flies start to rise in the water column...see Leisenring lift.


yes! i only fish valley down,unless i have to use a dry.

also,i use pretty big flies there.


But!!!
Post spawn,I don’t wade till spring.

Those eggs have to hatch!!
i do not crawl.

i don't stay out of the water.

i don't wear camo.

so,i fish valley pretty much the opposite of how most people suggest you fish it.

good luck!

Posted on: 2017/11/23 20:49

Edited by Maurice on 2017/11/23 23:40:03
Edited by Maurice on 2017/11/23 23:41:03


Re: Help with Valley Creek?

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If you swing a caddis after a very long cast goin downstream, i bet you could wear sparklers with spinning tassels and catch fish in valley

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