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Valley water snake redux; possible illegal fshing

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Was on Vally Creek casting to a couple of trout when I noticed a disturbance a little out of my sight that I thought was a trout rising. Turns out it was about a 3 foot fairly skinny water snake that had grabbed a trout – not a small one- about a foot long brown. He had ahold of the fish’s back near the rear and I watched as the trout kept pulling him in the water while struggling to get away. This went on for 30 yards or so before they went out of sight around a bend. I’m not sure how it ended but my guess is snake 1, trout 0.

Also unfortunately saw a Styrofoam nightcrawler cup that I didn’t see yesterday. It’s legal to fish them where I was but then again I’m guessing a trout deep hooked on a size 6 hook isn’t going to make it when released. I’m assuming it/they weren’t released and that’s not legal.

Posted on: 2013/6/2 17:39


Re: Valley water snake redux; possible illegal fshing

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snake eating trout, natures way, that's just how it is. no matter how high we place trout on the pedestal, they are at the bottom of the food chain.
if fishing bait is legal where you were, then it was simply some slob littering.
yep, lots of folks keep fish to eat.

Posted on: 2013/6/2 17:51


Re: Valley water snake redux; possible illegal fshing

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Fishing bait is legal there but Valley Creek is all C&R. I fine with people keeping fish where it's legal.

Posted on: 2013/6/2 17:54


Re: Valley water snake redux; possible illegal fshing

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if the baiter ate his Valley trout, the PCBs ought to fix his wagon. PCBs are known to cause cancer. Maybe Darwin at work?

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Posted on: 2013/6/2 18:27
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It's fairly common to see snakes eating fish.

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Posted on: 2013/6/2 18:46


Re: Valley water snake redux; possible illegal fshing

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Sometimes, trouts eat snakes.. (from PFBC PA Angler).

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Saw a water snake take a small rainbow (stocked) on a stream here in Lancaster County about ten years ago. The snake won in that case. Also read an article in an ancient PA Angler about a WCO killing a water snake in February; he was lauded for it.

Posted on: 2013/6/2 19:22


Re: Valley water snake redux; possible illegal fshing

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nimrod wrote:
I’m assuming it/they weren’t released and that’s not legal.


Not much you can do about it if you didn't see it happen. Not to mention you are assuming the person who left the container caught anything in the first place...

Maybe not a good sign but not the end of the world either.

Posted on: 2013/6/2 20:10






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