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nw pa brookies

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My brothers and I headed up to our camp on Friday and came back yesterday. Two of my brothers fished a local bass tournament on the Allegheny near our camp this weekend so i decided to go brookie fishin while they were fishin the tournament. the stream was a remote trib to the Allegheny about 10 river miles above our camp. I drove to a trailhead along the river and walked about a mile up to where the stream flowed into the Allegheny. Weather was perfect, about 70 degrees and mostly sunny. I didnt see anybody fishin the stream, but i saw about 7 groups of hikers along the stream trail.Stream was very low as i had expected, but still very fishable. one thing that was nice is there was very little water moving from pool to pool so drag in the tailouts was almost non-existant, which made upstream presentations alot easier. It was very open as well, so 40'+ casts(which were necessary as the fish were very spooky) were fairly easy to make. I picked up a few small ones in some pocket water near the mouth and then came upon a fairly big, flat glass pool with great habitat. I positioned myself way below the hole and made a long cast to the upper end of the pool. Made one drift with no strikes and then made the same cast again. This time i skittered the parachute adams a bit and saw waves a couple feet from my fly and then a boil on the surface. I ran up to the pool after hooking it, fought it for maybe 30 seconds, and brought it to hand. 10.5 inches. sweet! I fished pretty much every likely lie for the next mile and a half or so, and got a few more small brookies, along with some in the 6-7 inch range. The stream just got better the further up i got with many large, deep holes for such a small stream. I ended up quitting around 1:00 so i could make it back for the weigh-in at 3. I spoke to a hiker near where i quit fishing who said that it gets better the further up you go so ill definitely be back. All in all it was a fun way to kill 4 or 5 hours by myself, and it was also cool to explore a stream in a part of the state that i havent really explored yet. I dont know why the embed code posted two slideshows, but oh well.















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Posted on: 2013/9/9 6:33


Re: nw pa brookies

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Very nice, and I believe I know the stream. Haven't been there in years though. Thanks for sharing.

Posted on: 2013/9/9 6:51
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Pretty sure I know the stream as well. It has fished exceptionally well this year.

Posted on: 2013/9/9 8:28
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Nice pics, and that one brookie's a brute.

Add me to the list lol. Been two years since I last fished it. Nice little stream except for the hikers, but if you ever run into a problem I guess it's nice to have other people around...

Posted on: 2013/9/9 15:33


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I probably do know it, but honestly, I couldn't tell you which stream it is from your description and pics. There are several that I know that fit the description.

I looked at the pics and thought I recognized it. Then I read about the hikers and a different one came to mind. But neither of those flow directly into the Allegheny, so that ends that.

Posted on: 2013/9/9 15:36


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That's because you are thinking too far upstream.

Posted on: 2013/9/9 16:00
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Perhaps. And perhaps I'm being biased because I know a bass tourny was held in Tidioute this weekend, and figured he didn't stray too awfully far. But there are a lot of bass tournaments on the river, it may not have been the only one.

Posted on: 2013/9/9 16:12


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Everyone wants to know where the stream is to go catch that hog haha. NIce fish

Posted on: 2013/9/9 19:02


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Everyone that needs to know does

Posted on: 2013/9/9 20:55
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I'm sorry I said anything. I haven't a clue what stream it is and also wish to remain clueless.

Posted on: 2013/9/10 5:41
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I'm fine with staying clueless as well. I think I know anyway, but am not sure, and that's ok. There are plenty of similar streams.

Posted on: 2013/9/10 7:39






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