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Brookie from the Perk

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Fished the Perk today,tried a new spot ,got a few 6 to 8" wild browns some chubs and redfins. AS I worked my way along, I came upon a nice deep but small hole. Caught a 12" brookie on the bottom fly and a 10 in brown on the top fly. The Brookie I would say was wild by its color and appearance and the brown was also wild. I have been catching a lot of of YOY browns everywhere I fish the Perk with the occasional 12 to 14" ones.

Posted on: 2013/5/20 16:43


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Would strongly suggest that the brookie was stocked as a fry from the trout in the classroom program. They release them in that stream, and they have been surviving and thriving, and there have been occasional reports of catching them.

Even if stocked in origin, he grew up in the stream.

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I caught a nice brookie last year about 3 miles upstream from the FFO dam on the perk. Just downstream from the legion if you know the area. Late summer and he took a popper off the surface. I was just out smallie fishing, it was a pleasant surprise.

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Pasking; I know the area caught a couple nice wild browns there along with smaller yoy.

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Paskiing; I know the area caught a couple nice wild browns there along with smaller yoy.

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To catch a wid Brown would not be unexpected near the Legion. That is where Hosensack Ck, a fair wild BT stream joins the Perk.

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Would strongly suggest that the brookie was stocked as a fry from the trout in the classroom program. They release them in that stream, and they have been surviving and thriving, and there have been occasional reports of catching them.

Even if stocked in origin, he grew up in the stream.


If they are surviving and thriving, couldn't they also be mating and reproducing? I admit to knowing nothing about brook trout reproduction, just curious.

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Mating - most likely.

Successfully reproducing - possible but less likely.

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Mike; The perk is loaded with yoy browns in that section,

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Anyone care to share any info on what is up with that dammed up posted section between the legion and the iron bridge???

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Not that far upstream, the Perk is a Class A Brown Trout fishery. With the cold spring it is very possible that YOY and even some larger browns migrated downstream. Haven't caught a brookie there so I'm banking on the Trout in the Classroom scenario.

The Hosencack watershed includes 3 streams with naturally reproducing trout so the wild fish could have come from those waters as well.

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Mike; The perk is loaded with yoy browns in that section,



The lower section of the Perk, the lower section of Hay Creek and the upper section of the the Manatawny (all ATWs) have "fishable" wild trout populations. If they were all surveyed, I believe they would be classified as "A" populations of BT (or very close).

Hard to wean the stockie guys off these streams, but they all would be good candidates to cease stocking rather than cut allocations in streams without any wild trout, near near high population areas (of people) and are fished heavily......IMHO. Don't cut the stocking numbers, just stock 'em where they aint (the wilds).

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