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green lane reservoir boat quarantine?

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Hey guys I live about 20 minutes from green lane and have shore fished it several times like last week and have caught good bass, although green lane is a huge lake but the boat rental is closed during the prespawn season, my dad and I have a boat and were wondering if it would be worth quarantining it there I was talking to one guy who had his boat quarantined and he pulled in a 5 lber and its 75 bucks the whole year seems like a good deal?

Posted on: 2013/6/3 10:24


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Big lake...small traffic and lightly fished because of the boat quarantine.

If you have a boat to spare, give it a try leaving it there for the season. It may work out for you since you live so close and should get a lot of fishing time on the lake.




Posted on: 2013/6/3 10:35


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Why are boats quarantined there?

Posted on: 2013/6/3 10:37
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Why are boats quarantined there?



GL is a drinking water reservoir for Philly and burbs. The boat quarantine was put into place around 20 years ago because of zebra mussels (if I recall correctly).

Aqua American now owns it and is not very user friendly by many accounts.

Here is a brief article related to fishing and the PFBC.

http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/2006 ... ervoir-needs-improvements


Posted on: 2013/6/3 11:00


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afishinado is right there was zebra mussels reported there many years ago which I believe was the reason they stopped stocking for muskie and pike but I personally believe there are a few still in the lake

Posted on: 2013/6/3 13:41


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Kenbo there is a few below the lake for sure, hooked a pike on the perky downstream from deep creek two weeks ago on a rapala lure.

I got no problem with this as its a drinking source like stated. It kinda sucks it extends to tribs too. We used to boat the perky from the legion down to the FFO section, as far as I know that is no longer allowed becuase of this quarantine.

Must have went up, I docked there about 5 years ago and it was in the 50 buck range.

Posted on: 2013/6/3 13:47


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If I lived close enough and could fish it several times a month, I would definitely do it for $75 per year. I have always done very well with bass, crappie, and channel catfish at Green Lane (all with spinning gear, never took the fly rod). There are some really nice bass in there and lots of decent structure for both bass and crappie. Haven't fished it in 2 years due to the boat rental price increase, but I doubt the fishing has declined any.

Posted on: 2013/6/3 15:38


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I live a few blocks away from GL Res. It is worth it. I really only spin fish for the Bass there. $75 for Montgomery County residents and $150 for out side counties. You need an electric motor in my opinion because the wind seems to pick up every day at around 10:am. Sometimes a good wind and paddling a canoe is tough getting back.
There is a down side. You must be off the water at dusk, so just when the evening bite is starting, you need to start heading back to the ramp and be off the water. Electric motors aren't that fast.
They lock the gates and don't like being late. They will pull your card as a late penalty and I believe there is a fee also.
I only launch in the morning.
The boat rental has been taken over by a private vendor and the prices are very high now. Can't remember the cost, but do remember I was amazed at the difference.

Posted on: 2013/6/4 10:37


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That's sad to hear. I used to rent those flat bottom boats from time to time. Back then I think it was less than 10 bucks for like 4 hours or so.

I still wanna sneak down there and throw something heavy down to the bottom of the dam.(usptream side)

Back in high school I remember kids talking about fishing the bottom of the dam(downstream side) and catching huge frickin trout. They probably call in the national guard if ya tried that now.

Posted on: 2013/6/4 12:38


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I used to fish it many years ago and it was always good bass fishing in there if you knew where to find them. The crappie and perch can keep kids occupied too. $75 seems a bit steep, but you have plenty of lake to yourself most days.


Posted on: 2013/6/4 12:40


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It's still good. I got a spin fishing buddy that has a boat docked and fishes it at least twice a week. He gets bass pretty good every time he goes out.

Posted on: 2013/6/4 12:45


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PASKIINGSUCKS wrote:
That's sad to hear. I used to rent those flat bottom boats from time to time. Back then I think it was less than 10 bucks for like 4 hours or so.

I still wanna sneak down there and throw something heavy down to the bottom of the dam.(usptream side)

Back in high school I remember kids talking about fishing the bottom of the dam(downstream side) and catching huge frickin trout. They probably call in the national guard if ya tried that now.


huge frickin trout is no joke below that dam, dont ask how i know.

Posted on: 2013/6/4 15:08


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I heard it's nothing compared to the toothy beasts the divers used to see when inspecting the dam. Heard some of em got so scared they refused to dive there.

Posted on: 2013/6/4 15:15


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I wonder how close you are allowed to fish up to the bottom of the dam. I think it's posted well downstream. we boated that not long ago, maybe 5 years or so. Put in a little upstream from rockwells and went down to the lower pond of deep creek lake.

Posted on: 2013/6/4 15:35


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I fished there in the eighties when I lived in Montgomery County. Caught some small mouth and channel cats but mostly crappies. It was a lot of fun. At the time it was too expensive if you were not a resident of Montgomery.

Posted on: 2013/6/4 21:38



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