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Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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Just noticed you were from Loganton WildTigerTrout...my grandparents live there and my mom grew up there. Truth be known I'm related to half the valley.

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Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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I'm related to half the valley too. Maybe we are related who knows. My Mom grew up here also. Don't you just love BFC.

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Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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That's a nice Brown in your Avatar! How big was he?

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Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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22" is that one...goal is getting a wild one thats 24. My mom was a Lamey. Grandparents live by the ball fields in town.

Posted on: 2010/11/3 8:43


Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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BigJohn58, I'm still working on a 20" Wild Brown. 19" is my largest. I just can't seem to break that barrier. It's really fun trying though. LOL.

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Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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BigJohn58, I'm still working on a 20" Wild Brown. 19" is my largest. I just can't seem to break that barrier. It's really fun trying though. LOL.


Stop measuring. You'll find you catch many more 20 inchers.

Posted on: 2010/11/3 11:16


Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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Jayl that's a good one! LOL.

Posted on: 2010/11/3 12:00
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Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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20in turns to 18 really quick when the tape comes out!

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Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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You got that right. I thought I had one 20" but no matter what I did could not get the tape past 19". LOL.

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Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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20" is pretty rare on central PA streams. In the last three years, I've caught ONE legit 20" wild fish in a few hundred days and nights on the stream.

I did get a 19" brown on BFC a few years ago. Biggest this year was 17". I was always under the impression that "Big" Fishing Creek is in Clinton county (near little fishing creek) and Fishing Creek is in Columbia county.

Posted on: 2010/11/8 9:03


Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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Doesn't Fishing Creek in Columbia County has two branches (North and South maybe?) and once they combind they become Big Fishing Creek.

And Clinton County was just fishing Creek.

I also think that Fishing Creek in Clinton County has more wild fish over the 20" mark than Spring Creek. I usually see them all the time, but only for a glimps.
Spring has a lot, but I think they drop out of the hatcheries.
Spring's get caught more because of the nature and pressure of that stream.
Fishing Creek's are smart and elusive.

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Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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I don't know much about Fishing Creek in Columbia Co. but as a local Fishing Creek in Clinton Co. has always been refered to as Big Fishing Creek. The streams are very different. The biggest difference is the Clinton Co. stream is a Limestone stream and Columbia Co. stream is a Freestone stream. The fish in Big Fishing Creek are very elusive and shy. They are the most difficult population of trout I fish for. IMO the only simularity between the two streams is the name! LOL Spring Creek trout are used to seeing people because of the streams location so are less shy and don't spook as easily. Some trout there are escapes but there are many "Wild" big trout too. I caught my second Brook trout ever from Spring Creek several weeks ago. He was 12" long and just exceptionally gorgeous. I think he was wild. Oh yea I have yet to catch a 20" trout in Spring or BFC but I know they are there and I'm still after them! LOL.

Posted on: 2010/11/8 11:30
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Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010
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They both are Fishing Creek. According to the F&BC who trumps historic nomenclature of mapping when it comes to our interests, shows both the Clinton and Columbia county streams as Fishing Creek. The one in Columbia County is "Bigger" so I always referred to it as BFC, and get a nervous tic when anyone naming FC in Clinton as BFC.

Some proof from the F&BC site..... Approved trout waters list

CLINTON
Baker Run – Cooks Run – Fishing Creek (confluence with Cedar Run downstream to mouth) – Greenlick Run – Hyner Run – Kettle Creek (county line downstream to Owl Hollow) – Kettle Creek Lake – Left Branch Young Womans Creek – Little Fishing Creek – Long Run – Rauchtown Creek – Right Branch Hyner Run – Young Womans Creek

COLUMBIA
Beaver Run (Moyers Farm downstream to mouth) – Briar Creek (confluence with West Branch Briar Creek downstream to mouth) – Briar Creek Lake – Fishing Creek (SR 4049 downstream to Light Street) – Huntingdon Creek (Forks Farm downstream to Twin Bridges Park) – Little Fishing Creek (Talmar Road (SR 4032) downstream to Eyers Grove Road (SR 4021)) – Mugser Run – Pine Creek – Roaring Creek – Scotch Run – South Branch Roaring Creek – West Branch Briar Creek – West Creek

Interestingly BOTH counties have a "Little Fishing Creek" so in contrast they are both "Big" in their respective counties.

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Posted on: 2010/11/8 18:45
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Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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I call the Clinton County stream Big Fishing Creek (occasionally dropping the "big" in familiar conversation), as many of its locals do and I always will. The Columbia County stream has always been known to me as just Fishing Creek, the only reference using Big for this stream I have ever seen is in the monthly Mid-atlantic Fly-fishing Guide and it drives me crazy.

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Re: Big Fishing Creek, Clinton Co, 10/22/2010

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Clinton county = BFC, but I usually call it plain old "fishing creek". I'm not too common around the columbia county one, so people who know me understand which stream I mean.

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