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Re: Extreme Brookie Fishing

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Man I want to fish something this "extreme".


Don't bring your camera if you fell on your limestoner! You might kill yourself on this stream!


I wouldn't even try! To be fair, that "limestoner" isn't REALLY a limestoner where I fell! Its definitely a freestone stream (you fished it) in that section!

I tripped over a big rock that we pulled like, 3 trout out of haha!

Posted on: 2013/5/6 18:33


Re: Extreme Brookie Fishing

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Dude, loved the vid, had me laughing at work today.

Posted on: 2013/5/6 18:56


Re: Extreme Brookie Fishing

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Those pics are gonna give Aducker nightmares. :)

Posted on: 2013/5/6 21:47


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Those pics are gonna give Aducker nightmares. :)


Yes, the horror :) LOL.

PCRAY, did you get my PM from a couple weeks ago?

Posted on: 2013/5/7 10:01
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It's interesting how many people on the board have fished this stream. The same is true of many of these streams that "no one goes to." Chaz and I fished there, too.

Extreme is definitely the right word. For those who are young and/or able-bodied, go fish the rugged mountain streams, both in PA and other states, while you can.

Some of my buddies who I used to fish these streams with can no longer do it, because of various problems. People develop "issues" with knees, feet, ankles etc. It happens.

They can still do the type of fishing where you fish the evening rise in a big pool close to the road. Because that is not real strenuous.

But that type of mountain stream fishing, it's a real workout.

Posted on: 2013/5/7 10:43


Re: Extreme Brookie Fishing

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yup its a workout but not my idea of a stream that no one goes to. If you read everything you can about this stream, hint its name was changed, you can find late 19th century fishing accounts and several records of early and late 20th c stocking.

If you want to fish where no goes, fish all the public miles of class a brookie streams in eastern pa. Better still ignore the state lists, and just guess by maps, habitat, and access. Get permission from an owner.

Some streams probably go unfished for months if not years. But only if the stream is too small, fish are too small, it is too far in, there are too many bigger streams in area.

they aren't fished because they don't stand out and no one would bother. Bigger sgls, back in, one stream among many similar ones.


Posted on: 2013/5/7 11:21

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Re: Extreme Brookie Fishing

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looked at some things and there is a 19th c account of the beauty and trout fishing on the OP stream, and there is a 100 year old stocking record as well. so people have gone there for a long time.

for a stream seldom fished, avoid distinctive streams with magnet factors: you don't want anything that stands out on a map.. better to avoid waterfalls, bigger streams, bigger ravines, easy access, listed or spcl regs streams.

most people wont bother to fish mundane-looking remote small trout streams where there are a lot of them.


Posted on: 2013/5/7 13:03

Edited by k-bob on 2013/5/7 13:20:03


Re: Extreme Brookie Fishing

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Until various people on this board took me into their brookie confidence circles, I never could have imagined the beautiful water this state has to offer. The fishing can be fantastic or not but I guarantee the journey will be worth it. Get off the beaten path and enjoy the amazing beauty our state has to offer.

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Posted on: 2013/5/7 19:03


Re: Extreme Brookie Fishing

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I thought it would be a nice touch to see Swattie in action. Here's an image of the OP enjoying his day of extreme fishing.

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Posted on: 2013/5/7 19:10


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I assumed the OP stream has seen some vistors due to its beauty and proximity to another stream that became a significant tourist destination circa 100 years ago. In reading histories of the area, it turns out that there was once a system with a dam on the OP stream to divert water to that other stream at times of low rain-- modifying nature on both streams. (Apparently there was a trench dug between the streams at higher levels.) Have never seen signs or ruins of this, but it makes sense that it would have been there....

Posted on: 2013/5/9 8:57

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Re: Extreme Brookie Fishing

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Bob you must have seen this dam on the OP stream in the past? I fished the upper half today and got this 10" fatty as my biggest.

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Re: Extreme Brookie Fishing

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That's a beauty wt2.

Posted on: 2013/5/9 18:39


Re: Extreme Brookie Fishing

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There would have been a dam way up high on the level section and a trench from it to divert water to the east. I havent seen one up there. Assume picture is much lower ...nice fish!

Posted on: 2013/5/9 21:20


Re: Extreme Brookie Fishing

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Pretty sure I remember a dam up there, Bob. Below the bridge, but above where you usually cut out.

Posted on: 2013/5/9 22:20


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To divert water east by gravity, a dam probably would have been above thr road crossing. Also a marked spring shown on the flat section on some usgs topos never seen that

Posted on: 2013/5/10 4:39



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