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Re: Wild vs Stockies

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As I just said:
"It's a shame that this fun topic turned into someone putting down other's enjoyment, sports teams, etc. for their own pleasure."

Posted on: 2013/4/25 15:03
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Re: Wild vs Stockies

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I thought cabin fever was over?

Extended season?

Posted on: 2013/4/25 15:13
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Re: Wild vs Stockies

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This no doubt has to be more fun then fishing for stock trout right? If anyone takes to heart that I said philly teams suck get some thicker skin its in a joking manor. Your points have been very justified and I understand all of you more now. My shift is ending soon as Im fishing in 40 minutes so If you want to chew the fat throw me some quickly

Posted on: 2013/4/25 15:16


Re: Wild vs Stockies

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Hook_Jaw:
Not really.

Posted on: 2013/4/25 15:46
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Re: Wild vs Stockies

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Hook_Jaw: For the last few years i have fished exclusively for wild trout, and i agree that its much more challenging, but theres no need to insult people who fished for stocked trout just because they have too. Fly Fishing is Fly Fishing, i just wish people would realize that.

Posted on: 2013/4/25 16:22


Re: Wild vs Stockies

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Hookjaw,
I guess we should all bow down to you???

Posted on: 2013/4/25 16:36
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Re: Wild vs Stockies

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And, frankly, I've been fishing almost exclusively for wild trout and don't find them all that difficult to catch. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Posted on: 2013/4/25 18:42


Re: Wild vs Stockies

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Hook_Jaw wrote:
I don't know why anyone with the exception of kids fish stock trout.

Excellent point, there is no comparison. The only reason to fish for stocked trout is to harvest them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on: 2013/4/25 18:49


Re: Wild vs Stockies

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i have no problem fishing for stockies. i'd rather fish for wild fish and i know i'm getting a dumbed down version but that's okay too.

i wouldn't eat one though, because you don't know what steriods, hormones or antibiotics they feed them.

What i do know is that they do feed them on processed menhaden or sandeels partly, which is decimating the striper and tuna foodbase, and bringing cormorants inshore who are in turn decimating inshore waters and trout ponds, so i wouldn't eat em on principle.

i've always found that in cold water (below 50 say) a fat stocker can give a good account of itself.

and i put em back so the noobs/kids can catch them.


Posted on: 2013/4/25 19:06
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Re: Wild vs Stockies

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Stocked fish definately taste better and fight harder. Harder to catch depends on the day and the place. I've hit some Hendrickson hatches this week where the wise old wild browns have been acting downright stupid.

Posted on: 2013/4/25 20:07


Re: Wild vs Stockies

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englishprof wrote:
And, frankly, I've been fishing almost exclusively for wild trout and don't find them all that difficult to catch. Sorry to burst your bubble.


prof, well said. We have all seen stories on these very boards about double digit fish during the hatch of the day - "couldn't miss...missed just as many as I caught...etc."

It's really just a matter of choice or moreover, availability as other have said. Like a lot of guys on this board, I live about 35 minutes from a wild trout Stream. The Gunpowder is my home water, and I would fish there every day if I could. But I also live 10 minutes from a put and take stream, and before the end of spring, I will take a crack at the stockers. They are not necessarily easier to catch all of the time, just different.

When all I have time for is to chuck a few flies at some stocked fish, I do it. Like the saying goes, "pullage is pullage." For those of us that enjoy fishing for sunfish and smallmouth during the hot summer, the fact that they are "easy" to catch does not make it any less fun to catch them

Posted on: 2013/4/25 22:38


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My local stream has a very high population of wild fish. They stock over them. Needless to say. I fish for the wilds, an do pretty well with them. If a stockie takes, ill catch him with a smile only face. But secretly wishing it was wild. Stocked fish, like spin fishing are for children and uneducated old men.

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Re: Wild vs Stockies

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If you wann catch wild fish. You will put the time in to find them an catch them.

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Re: Wild vs Stockies

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I hope to one day be as elite as you guys :)
not. . .
grow up

I have caught wild fish on bubble gum and have had more wild fish stike my indicator than stockies so please just put this to rest. No need to degrade people because of your elite preferences. As to answer Pennys question, I do enjoy fishing for the big stockies the ones that peel the drag after they've been in for a while. But I also love to explore the wilderness streams just thinking what kind of fish could hold in the run or hole. I'd say I'll take a 10+" wild over a 16" stockie but it would take a 14" wild to rival a 20+" stocked trout's fight.

And I do agree Penny wild fish taste better but I've only ever kept one which I accidentally killed.

Posted on: 2013/4/26 2:02


Re: Wild vs Stockies

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I flyfish for wild and stocked trout. I have seen stocked fish that have been in the water a while that are as hard to catch as a wild fish. You guys who say you fish ONLY over wild fish are missing ALOT of fun!

Posted on: 2013/4/26 7:36
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