Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users



(1) 2 »


Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2008/6/19 23:01
Posts: 186
Offline
I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this... Has anyone else noticed that within the last few years, the browns that have been stocked in Clarks Cr have been absolutely FUGLY?!?! Almost looks like a halfassed attempt to stock tigers in lieu of browns... At the same time, it makes it a no brainer to compare this streams stockers to the wild browns it has to offer. Minus the snipped gill plates, the stocked brookies are legit. I don't fish Stony very much, and I don't remember the browns looking like that in Wiconisco Cr from what I can remember. Also the stocker browns in Manada don't have the same markings. I will have to upload pics from my camera for everyone to know what I'm talking about i guess. However, for those of us that fish Clarks regularly should know what I'm talking about. I do appreciate the states stocking efforts, but the quality of fish in the last few years has been sub par at best in my opinion.

Posted on: 2013/3/4 8:14


Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2008/6/19 23:01
Posts: 186
Offline

Posted on: 2013/3/4 9:16


Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2012/2/21 9:20
From Virginia/SWPA
Posts: 138
Offline
I kind of think it looks cool. I only consider a fish ugly when you can see signs of pen raising such beat up fins from the close quartered nature of hatchery holding areas

Posted on: 2013/3/4 9:23
_________________
"Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout."


~Irish proverb~


Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2011/3/6 0:34
From Dauphin
Posts: 643
Offline
yes that one does not look that bad imo ill have to go thru my pictures and see if I can dig some up. I know exactly what your talking about though. My dad just helped stock this weekend. He said they put alot of rainbows in. Last year I saw so many mutated fish it was crazy both from the state stocking and the nursery. Honestly I wish they'd stop stocking it all together.

Posted on: 2013/3/4 9:39
_________________
Kick in the door wave-in the 44!!


Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2008/6/19 23:01
Posts: 186
Offline

Posted on: 2013/3/4 9:46
_________________
www.facebook.com/717onthefly


Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2009/2/19 19:59
From Mont Co, Pa
Posts: 2034
Offline
That first pic looks more like a freaky tiger trout. Although I've never seen a tiger trout with a red spot (or any red for that matter) on it like that one has. I think most stockers are very bland, which is one of the reasons I don't fish for them.

Posted on: 2013/3/4 9:55
_________________
Protect the resource, let them go!


Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2010/7/31 14:41
From SCPA
Posts: 343
Offline
Compared to some sideways swimming stockies I've seen with googley/missing eyes, wasted fins, and a general sickly demeanor, I would classify those two as beauties!

Posted on: 2013/3/4 10:21


Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2012/10/25 19:15
From SEPA
Posts: 27
Offline
I think its nice looking. Kind of looks like it could be a tiger.

Posted on: 2013/3/4 10:29


Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2010/5/1 9:10
From NE OH
Posts: 1306
Offline
Looks like a tiger trout to me with all of those vermiculations. Tim Robinson....I said vermiculations I've seen quite a few hatchery tiger troots and they vary greatly.

Posted on: 2013/3/4 10:51
_________________
"You don't need 7x. All right, 7x...now you're just being stupid. That's ridiculous. You know what else...throw away the 6x, because that's garbage too." -Hank Patterson


Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2006/9/13 22:36
From Tioga co. formerly of bucks co.
Posts: 5600
Offline
It's a tiger for sure..

Posted on: 2013/3/4 11:05
_________________
sandfly

So many Fish, So little time !!!
from the outer edge of nowhere
fly tying and fishing ghillie..
https://www.facebook.com/BigMeadowsFlyShop




Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2009/7/18 13:57
From Armstrong County
Posts: 132
Offline

Posted on: 2013/3/4 11:11


Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2009/12/19 18:09
From S.E. PA
Posts: 503
Offline
They look fine to me. Ive been fishing Clarks for about 27 years and haven't noticed any big difference.

Posted on: 2013/3/4 11:18
_________________
But they're all following you?!? No they aren't..... I'm just in front.


Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers
Moderator
Joined:
2006/9/9 19:16
From Dallastown, PA
Posts: 7088
Offline
I would put my money on both of those fish posted being holdover brown trout. The second had translucent amber fins that don't show up until in the stream feeding on forage rather than fish meal. The first is a "weird brown" as was the consensus crom the linked thread.

AppArently being a tiger trout is like being pregnant, you cant be a little bit tiger. So if it is the black spoting that has your panties in a bunch it can be attributed to the genes responsible for the black spots.

Now i am looking at this on a. I phone so i may have a diff opine once i get home.

Nevertheless i say holdover for both

Posted on: 2013/3/4 12:39
_________________
Don't hit me with them negative waves so early in the morning. Think the bridge will be there and it will be there. It's a mother, beautiful bridge, and it's gonna be there. Ok?


Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2006/10/18 15:46
From Patterson twp, Pa (Beaver Falls)
Posts: 6515
Offline
It's not a tiger. It's just a different spot pattern for browns that has been coming out of the hatcheries in the past few years. Good link to a discussion we had before in mountainbrookies's post.

Posted on: 2013/3/4 12:44
_________________
www.risenfly.com




Re: Ugly Clarks Cr Stockers

Joined:
2010/3/29 6:56
From Portage, PA
Posts: 1441
Offline
Going to say brown for both. I like the "wormy brown" look on the first fish. I would be happy with either of those. ;)

Posted on: 2013/3/4 12:46
_________________
"There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process."




(1) 2 »



You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls
Will you be fly fishing this autumn?
Yes
No
Thinking about it
_PL_TOTALVOTES
The poll will close at 2014/10/31 17:56
1 Comment





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com