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Stocking Fish with High Water

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Here in Berks County, we received a lot of rain last night and this morning. I tried to fish the class a part of hay creek, but only lasted a few minutes because the water was totally chocolate milk. I know the stocking for hay creek was scheduled for today, and it is really close to my house. I was wondering what they do with stocking if the water is like this. I didn’t see that it was rescheduled (yet), but I was just wondering if they still stock the fish in very high water or not. I wanted to go out again today to help stock, but I wasn’t sure if they were going or not.

Posted on: 4/16 16:02
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Re: Stocking Fish with High Water

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Generally, they still stock them. I've helped at stockings with streams to their banks before. If it's a safety issue for PFBC staff or volunteers, or the truck can't get access to the stocking locations because of flood stage high water they'd postpone, but otherwise it's just less distance to carry the buckets.

It was a good, heavy rain last night and this morning, and though I don't know for sure, I don't think that was enough to warrant a postponement. Streams that I saw today were high and dirty, but in their banks. Keep in mind that they have nearly daily stocking runs to complete right now, and a postponement causes serious issues in rescheduling and keeping everything else on schedule moving forward.

Posted on: 4/16 16:22


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I dunno....

We had 2.5" in Adams Co last night and local creeks are out of their banks (or barely contained). If it was planned to float stock, they would have to postpone. They might go ahead with buckets at a bridge or manicured park.

Posted on: 4/16 20:53


Re: Stocking Fish with High Water

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ANyone know if they stocked hay or not?

Posted on: 4/18 9:54


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It's not showing as rescheduled, and that date isn't removed from the listings on the PFBC site. I'd assume they did based on that, though I don't have any firsthand knowledge.

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Most cenrtainly did stock it! It was cool to see only browns when the water was still muddy, then the following day with clear water, rainbows and brooks showed up.

Posted on: 4/18 17:18
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