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Re: Big Spring Habitat Work

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I don't believe they should remove the dam altogether, but perhaps a fish ladder would be a possible solution. It would be nice to leave the ditch alone and still allow passage of the dam which is what, 5 feet high.

Does anyone have picture of the dam? I can't visualize every detail of it.

Posted on: 2010/9/28 11:54
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Re: Big Spring Habitat Work

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They should call it what it is. An amazing wild rainbow fishery and leave it at that...Theyre are plenty of limestone streams they can dump money into and try and fix that dont have well established trout populations, these would be good for putting brookies in.

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PLus most of the big fish get poached out of there anyway.. The big brown that i caught several times was "walked down under the bridge into the harvest section and harvested"...some sport there...

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cmkrachen wrote:
They should call it what it is. An amazing wild rainbow fishery and leave it at that...Theyre are plenty of limestone streams they can dump money into and try and fix that dont have well established trout populations, these would be good for putting brookies in.


I think Chaz's pont was that this was the perfect opportunity to do just that.....but they didn't. They would have had to remove allthe resident rainbows and browns after they shut down the hatchery.

Posted on: 2010/9/28 12:25
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PLus most of the big fish get poached out of there anyway.. The big brown that i caught several times was "walked down under the bridge into the harvest section and harvested"...some sport there...


one = most????

Posted on: 2010/9/28 12:26
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Maurice, i can tell you about 8 or 9 particular fish that met this fate from the same stream, and section...

(8 or 9 large 22inch plus fish is most....)

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well that should help the brook trout pops....

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you would think, but the majority of the bows arent "big fish" taking a quick look at the survey, which i am sure you have, tells part of the tale, but they dont survey the stretch with the most bows, so it is actually worse, or better depending on which fish you want to see in there

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You are a buzzkill.

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Re: Big Spring Habitat Work

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sorry man...just callin it like i see it

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Any updates on this Dave ?

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Fredrick,
The last time I was up at Big Spring was last month when I took the pics posted further up this thread. The project is finished and I'll get some more pics sometime soon.

Posted on: 2010/10/9 17:47


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Guys,
Was up there today. A buddy and I did some fishing. As I can say for the "ditch mill", We watch two trout swiw right over it into the ditch. Not news to me since I see so many trout swim out of the Conococheague right up and over the falls of Falling Springs.

But, I think the rainbows will love the water. We fished the new projects and caught seven rianbows and seen more. So who knows, but I kinda like it.
Mike Heck
Author of, "Spring Creek Strategies"

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Re: Big Spring Habitat Work

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I don't know how to put this article on here. pennlive .com has a article in todays sports section on Big springs, by the outdoors writer Marcus Schneck. Maybe someone could put the article on here.

PaulG

Posted on: 2010/10/11 9:38


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I don't know how to put this article on here. pennlive .com has a article in todays sports section on Big springs, by the outdoors writer Marcus Schneck. Maybe someone could put the article on here.

PaulG



Here ya go Paul

http://blog.pennlive.com/pa-sportsman ... _brook_trout_fishery.html


Big Spring Creek restoration project

Posted on: 2010/10/11 9:44



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