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Re: More brookie streams that no one fishes

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Dwight right there are some tannic streams that are mostly brown trout... Tannic water tends to be more acidic, but maybe in those cases the acidity is not too high for browns and they take over the stream. But most of the poconos streams with swampy headwaters I have fished seemed to have more brookies than browns. Kistler, spruce run in monroe, etc

Posted on: 2013/5/26 5:23


Re: More brookie streams that no one fishes

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update... we didn't catch brookies in the stream in HD's first five pictures at start of thread. perhaps because so much of the stream's headwaters is swamp, and the water temps get too high. fished the next stream south, with less swamp input, and caught a few brookies. map of both streams below, also pic of lower stream. both streams in state forest.

I'll watch to for "too much swampy business" in headwaters of possible brookie streams in the future.

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the two streams, google earth..

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Re: More brookie streams that no one fishes

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Cool stuff Bob. I don't claim to be an expert on fish anatomy and what makes fish more or less tolerant of it. But I will say that not all acids are created equally. pH is likely only part of the story. Tannic acid and sulfuric acid, for instance, may not have the same effects at the same pH level. I applaud your efforts at putting some data behind your observations, and find it interesting. But one of the tenants of science is that knowledge leads to more questions. Nature is very complicated.

I wish I could be out there with you all the time, but these kids, I'll tell ya, they take a lot of time!!! On the bright side, last weekend, I did get to fish for the first time since the jam. I caught a 4" bluegill on a worm under a bobber with an 18" rod, lol. My son proved not yet up to the task of winding the reel. He did think the bobber was cool, and kept calling it a ball. didn't care much for the fish itself, which is why I only caught 1, as we put the rod away and started chasing geese instead.

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right, it may not be water temps. the upper stream, with more swamps in headwaters, could have been too acidic for brookies, or something else. maybe the effect of acidity is worse at higher water temps?

And I only have "caught brookies/didn't catch brookies" info one day.

still you have to choose streams from maps, and while I thought the upper stream (steeper as it descends to Lehigh, more twists) would have nicer pools, we didn't see any fish in them.

make sure the geese don't chase back!

Posted on: 2013/6/18 8:45


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Bob, I'm wondering if runoff and ground water from the community effects the fish? I would think that everything from the east of where you fished drains into your area. That is a pretty good size community there. I've been there many times.
Just wondering but not condeming civilization.

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jeff, maybe some of the runoff from the community to east goes in to arrowhead lake?

I did not fish the lower trib down past the quarry, it is tiny and leaves the state forest. still, I have seen brookies near industrial sites before.

too bad the lower trib is on private land where it enters the Lehigh. might take a run at it if the confluence were in the state forest.

the arrowhead lake dam, btw, has water coming off the top, so trout creek may be too warm for brookies.

Posted on: 2013/6/18 13:56


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jeff, maybe some of the runoff from the community to east goes in to arrowhead lake?

I did not fish the lower trib down past the quarry, it is tiny and leaves the state forest. still, I have seen brookies near industrial sites before.

too bad the lower trib is on private land where it enters the Lehigh. might take a run at it if the confluence were in the state forest.

the arrowhead lake dam, btw, has water coming off the top, so trout creek may be too warm for brookies.



Trout Creek is listed on the WT Production list and I fished it successfully a long time ago. Keep looking, good stuff.

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make sure the geese don't chase back!


They're bigger than him!!

He'll get fairly close, to where they start hissing. He then stops, points and says "honk" with this huge grin. They waddle away. He goes after at an equal pace. They turn around and hiss again. He stops, and again points and says "honk" while grinning. This can go on for a surprisingly long time.

Posted on: 2013/6/18 16:25


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I have caught some browns in trout creek not far below the reservoir. But I think I recall being chased off by water temps early in the day. Maybe down by the lehigh the water temps would be better.

Posted on: 2013/6/18 16:57


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Glad you found some trout in that one, I've been working all the time lately, haven't even fished the Lehigh for a couple weeks.

Posted on: 2013/6/19 16:39


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Henrydavid let me know when you can get back out there.

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Will do ~~

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I'm going to sulivan county and I'm fishing a stream just like that one. Very pretty photos. What camera were you using.

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I'm going to sulivan county and I'm fishing a stream just like that one. Very pretty photos. What camera were you using.

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