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Spring Creek, Centre County, 10/14/12

2009/8/12 11:55
From chester county
Posts: 54
Fished Spring Creek Park from 12-4. Water was low and clear. Started out swinging streamers and got some smaller fish to hit. Couldn't hook any so I went to a smaller streamer, and then they stopped hitting it. Eventually switched back to a #8 olive woolly bugger and started getting hits again. Some high clouds rolled in and I finally landed a fish around 3 pm, to my surprise it was a little rainbow! This one is the 20th wild bow I've caught on the fly rod this year, but my first from Spring Creek.

Fished a couple more runs and landed two small browns, 7" and 9". In the last spot I hooked a really nice brown, easily 15-16". This one took an aerial escape route, leaping a full body length out of the water four times in a row before finally throwing the hook. As much as I didn't want to leave on a bad note, I was out of water to fish so I had to leave. I was kicking myself the whole way back for losing what would have been my best Spring Creek fish.

I saw a few fish rising throughout the day, not sure what to as I didn't notice any hatch. I was kind of surprised how aggressive the trout were toward my streamers, they would come from 20 feet away to hit it but most were short-striking it.

Also noticed that many of the trees along the stream have lost their leaves already. I have pictures from this time last year and all of the trees still had leaves. I hope winter doesn't get here too early, today was beautiful!

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Posted on: 2012/10/14 20:11

Re: Spring Creek, Centre County, 10/14/12

2012/1/11 15:43
From Bucks County
Posts: 3
Awesome coloring on that guy... Nice Fish.

Posted on: 2012/10/15 7:49

Re: Spring Creek, Centre County, 10/14/12
2006/9/9 9:29
From Monessen, PA
Posts: 1651
Spring Creek is very tranquil and productive in the winter, so don't give up on it if you live close enough.

Posted on: 2012/10/15 8:16
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Re: Spring Creek, Centre County, 10/14/12

2012/5/4 9:12
From D-Town
Posts: 60
No doubt that bow is wild... been seeing some more in Spring lately.

Posted on: 2012/10/19 10:16

Re: Spring Creek, Centre County, 10/14/12

2009/9/14 12:48
Posts: 16
I've caught quite a few rainbows like that around spring creek park, and also in slab cabin run. A few years ago during a very cold day in november I caught six or seven little rainbows in slab cabin.

Posted on: 2012/10/20 9:40

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