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Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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Props to that rainbow; not your average looking stocker. I've avoided Clark's on purpose, because I know once I start, I won't be able to stop!

Posted on: 2012/2/27 20:28


Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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There's a lot of chubs suckers on Clark's lately for sure! Good deal and I agree with Maurice fall stocked

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Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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"The tail on that Bow is huge! Very nice fish"

My sentiments exactly! I never saw such a disproportionately large tail on a trout before. I wonder if he was actually heavier, with a thicker body, in the fall when he was stocked and lost weight since then but the tail stayed large?

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Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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Delta Dog wrote;

"if I didn't catch so many chubs"

I've been fishing Clarks since the mid 1980's and never caught a chub. Maybe they are coming up from the Susquehanna to spawn. I did fish there last Wednesday and saw dozens and dozens of small white suckers podding up in the pools and am wondering if maybe Dalta Dog was catching some of those suckers underneath and thinking they were chubs.

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Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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I too saw dozens of suckers when I was there a couple of weeks ago. Some were quite large. There were a few trout mixed in with some of the pods but the water was so darn clear you couldn't approach and make a cast. I was thinking sucker spawn drifted through the pod might produce a trout. Hoping we get a shot of rain tomorrow. Clarks could use it.

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Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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Delta Dog wrote;

"if I didn't catch so many chubs"

I've been fishing Clarks since the mid 1980's and never caught a chub. Maybe they are coming up from the Susquehanna to spawn. I did fish there last Wednesday and saw dozens and dozens of small white suckers podding up in the pools and am wondering if maybe Dalta Dog was catching some of those suckers underneath and thinking they were chubs.


Let me just say I dnow the differance between chubs and suckers. A blind person would be able to figure that one out. I've caught THOUSANDS of chubs on the rod and in the siene for bass,walleye and catfish. Besides I dont know about you but I never saw a "SUCKER" take a dry fly or chase a wolly bugger 20ft for that matter. But hey I guess you Clarks Creek "EXPERTS" know better than I do Right. If that floats your boat have at it.

Posted on: 2012/2/28 11:36


Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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I think WB was just offering another possibility based on his experiences on Clarks. I think his second sentence allows for the possibility that they were in fact Chubs. Don't think he was questioning your fish ID's Delta.

This has no bearing on what you were hooking into, but I did catch a White Sucker on a Joe's Flies spinner once...so they will chase stuff, although I agree, that's not usually their MO.


Posted on: 2012/2/28 11:52


Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012
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by wbranch on 2012/2/28 7:01:35

Delta Dog wrote;

"if I didn't catch so many chubs"

I've been fishing Clarks since the mid 1980's and never caught a chub. Maybe they are coming up from the Susquehanna to spawn. I did fish there last Wednesday and saw dozens and dozens of small white suckers podding up in the pools and am wondering if maybe Dalta Dog was catching some of those suckers underneath and thinking they were chubs.


Let me just say I dnow the differance between chubs and suckers. A blind person would be able to figure that one out. I've caught THOUSANDS of chubs on the rod and in the siene for bass,walleye and catfish. Besides I dont know about you but I never saw a "SUCKER" take a dry fly or chase a wolly bugger 20ft for that matter. But hey I guess you Clarks Creek "EXPERTS" know better than I do Right. If that floats your boat have at it.




I've never caught a chub on Clark's either......BUT I'M NOT DOUBTING YOUR WORD OR FISH ID ABILITIES (the same can be said for the above posters trying to figure it out.)

My guess, they may have been washed down from the Dehart Reservoir during the flood from Tropical Storm Lee this past fall.

Posted on: 2012/2/28 12:21


Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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Chubs, suckers,....potato, potatoe.

They are fallfish if you ask me.

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Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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"Besides I dont know about you but I never saw a "SUCKER" take a dry fly or chase a wolly bugger 20ft for that matter."

"I saw groups of 8-10 chubs in a few shallow streaches. The first 2 or 3 were caucht on a size 16 GG"

Did I say you didn't know the difference? Don't get so defensive. Admittedly I've never caught a sucker on a dry fly but have caught plenty on nymphs, Glo-bugs, dead drifted Woolly Buggers, and pretty much every other sub surface fly.

BTW I'm no expert on Clarks or anywhere else for that matter.

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Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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Chubs, suckers,....potato, potatoe.

They are fallfish if you ask me.


Slimy and nasty, it's all the same.


Posted on: 2012/2/28 16:48


Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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I would guess they are coming up from the river, as I've seen them below the dam, but never saw one above or in the dam. Just my humble observation.

Boyer

Posted on: 2012/2/28 19:06


Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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Well I went back today and this is what I was catching yesterday. I caught this one in the same hole I caught the first 2 yesterday on a GG. This time it was on a FBPT. I caught 3 other ones besides this one bringing the 2 day total to 15 "CHUBS". I also picked up a few trout.

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Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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Nice pics Delta...our mystery fish is a Fallfish...100% certain. Relative of the Chub, both in the minnow family. If you're fishing the lower stretches of Clarks, closer to the Susky, I'm certain that's where they're coming from. The Susky is loaded with them. They can get pretty big, 18 inches or more and are decent fighters. They're very aggressive and will eat anything so it doesn't surprise me you're catching them on a variety of flies, both wet and dry.

Enough about the minnows...those are some good looking trout there. Do I see a small kype on that Bow? I love that first Brown. Add in the Brookie and I think that's a legit stocker slam. Not too bad for a guy who's only been fishing trout for a couple of weeks. Congrats dude!

Posted on: 2012/2/28 20:14


Re: Clarks creek, Dauphin County 2/26/2012

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Thanks Swattie.The ones I caught yesterday were a mix of fallfish and chubs. I only got 1 chub today and 3 fallfish. The one chub I did get would'nt pose for a pic. But for me any fallfish/chub less than 6-8in is a CHUB. Anything between 8 & 18in and its a FALLFISH. Anything bigger and it's a CARP.

Posted on: 2012/2/28 20:36



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