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Spring Creek Early Novenber

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I'm thinking of fishing in the Penn State area around November 9-11. I plan to hit Spring Creek as well as a few brookie creeks. What should I be throwing that time of the year and is there any stretch of water that might be fishing better than the rest at that time of year? Thanks in advance to all who post.


Posted on: 2018/9/12 10:16
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Re: Spring Creek Early Novenber

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Walt's worm, scuds, and small pt are all you really need. Any stretch will fish well, I like at benner though.

Posted on: 2018/9/12 12:00


Re: Spring Creek Early Novenber

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Pretty sure there is a Penn State home game that weekend. There area may be a little crowded.

Posted on: 2018/9/12 14:03


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Also egg patterns. That will be in middle of the spawning period.



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Re: Spring Creek Early Novenber

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Yep. You are quite right. I didn’t consider that.

Posted on: 2018/9/12 19:45
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Re: Spring Creek Early Novenber

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Tiogadog wrote:
Pretty sure there is a Penn State home game that weekend. There area may be a little crowded.


Probably less crowded on the stream on a home game Saturday.. Might be more folks on the stream Friday and Sunday, though.

Posted on: 2018/9/12 19:55


Re: Spring Creek Early Novenber

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I really like Yellow Sucker Spawn #14 and Golden Retrievers #8 for down below. Keep an eye out for BWO's and always carry black/gray midges #20-24 as there are always fish taking those. Griffiths Gnats in the same size range are also good to have.

Posted on: 2018/9/12 22:21


Re: Spring Creek Early Novenber

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Tiogadog wrote:
Pretty sure there is a Penn State home game that weekend. There area may be a little crowded.


Probably less crowded on the stream on a home game Saturday.. Might be more folks on the stream Friday and Sunday, though.



We were just up for the Ohio State game. Game day, no one on the stream.

Posted on: 2018/10/4 8:55


Re: Spring Creek Early Novenber

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The trout will be spawning then. Avoid spawning trout and don't step on redds.

Posted on: 2018/10/4 17:31


Re: Spring Creek Early Novenber

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Ah, come on man, go hike around one of the forests or just hit a stocked stream, don't even give the fish any pressure while they are reproducing our streams. Or, just fish with your eyes and exhibit their awesome behavior. The way the weather's been, I'd be willing to bet that brookies will be spawning then as well. I hate to sound like a curmudgeon, but if we only have to give up the rod for a few months for the greater good of our streams, it's really not that big of a deal.

Posted on: 2018/10/7 15:39


Re: Spring Creek Early Novenber

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It's Spring Creek. It'll be fine. Decades of intense fishing pressure and it's still cranking out fish like crazy. If it was a creek with low fish numbers and large average size, we might be in agreement to not fish it.

Posted on: 2018/10/9 20:42


Re: Spring Creek Early Novenber

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Sorry, but I don't want to be labeled a Redd Raper, so I'm going to just leave the spawners alone and hit a stocked stream. Several special reg areas were just stocked last week.

Posted on: 2018/10/10 12:08


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Sorry, but I don't want to be labeled a Redd Raper, so I'm going to just leave the spawners alone and hit a stocked stream. Several special reg areas were just stocked last week.


What are you sorry about?


Posted on: 2018/10/10 15:38


Re: Spring Creek Early Novenber

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I agree with t/b.: What are you sorry about.

Anyhow, IMO, it's all right to fish during the spawn if you do not fish over fish on their redds and if you are careful not to tramp on or otherwise disturb the redds. I know at least one stream that has BWO's hatching during the spawn, and I figure the risers are not spawning.

I also know another unstocked stream that has a nice pop. of trout where I have only ever seen a half-dozen redds total over many years. I guess flamingos drop the trout into this stream.

Posted on: 2018/10/10 15:57


Re: Spring Creek Early Novenber

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Sorry was used in the context that I disagree with fishing over spawning trout. I personally don't do it, but recognize the fact that absent a closed season, it is perfectly permissible for one to do so. There are plenty of other places to fish this time of year, so it is a non-issue for me.

Posted on: 2018/10/10 16:07



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