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Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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cranberry works for me too. gazeteers are good maps, also usgs topo maps are excellent. if no one has any for the areas we've been talking about, maybe I'll order some, been wanting to get more maps anyways!

Posted on: 2009/11/24 18:07


Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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We can hit up one of the Starbucks or one of the thousands of restaurants out there. Whichever is everyone's preference. Thinking Smokey Bones has large tables or big bar areas. They also have WiFi I *think*.

Gazetteer is best for me, I'll bring mine. I'm sure I'll want to mark it up with some highlighters. My buddy has the Higbee Map and it's nice too but more of a wall map or one you'd leave at camp IMHO.

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Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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Gentlemen,

These are the only maps you will ever need:

PennDOT Maps

Oh, and by the way, I have caught a ton of brookies the last two years in Little Sandy. Only a couple in the FFO area, but plenty upstream and in the headwaters.

Kev

Posted on: 2009/11/24 20:29


Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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Primanti Bros!!!!

Posted on: 2009/11/24 21:02


Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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how far up sandy did u guys go , some of the water is low and moving but not good holding water above the ffo section , i caught 2 kids with a bunch of fish on stringer this summer there , from that day on the fishing hasn't been as good as it had been before that , i have a feeling they kept way more than a couple stringers

Posted on: 2009/11/24 21:08


Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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The fish are wher you find them.

There are wild trout from the mouth all the way up to were the stream is narrow enough to straddle with one foot on each bank. Wherever there is good cover, there are fish. The wild fish hide like you wouldn't believe. Some stretches are better than others but the higher you go the better it gets. Also, there are more fish than you think in the mediocre water, the just bolt at the slightest disturbance.

But yes, the stocked fish get removed one way or another.

I think this stream could easily be class A, especially with the right habitat improvements. The FFO section is so-so at best with a few very good holes. Conditions are definately good enough for spawning and year round fishing.

Kev

Posted on: 2009/11/24 23:03


Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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it is a gem of a stream. and primanti's sounds perfect!! I've been hankering for a sandwich for a while now. maybe we can pick a sat afternoon sometime after the new year. mid afternoon should get us past the lunch crowd and before the dinner crowd.

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Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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i fish little sandy quite a bit , thats why i asked how far up they fished when they said they only caught a couple. 1 thing about little sandy is it hardly ever gets blown out and never gets too warm , soo..........

Posted on: 2009/11/25 11:57


Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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ts,

We did see plenty of fish and spooked several more. Only a week earlier I had done pretty well on the same stretch of water. I fished the same area a few times in the spring when the water was slightly off-color and had some really good fish take streamers. It was just like in the fishing books. Streamers + dirty water = Bigger than average fish.

Kev

Posted on: 2009/11/25 12:31


Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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Primanti's sounds perfect for this! Sammiches, beers! and feesh talk

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Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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You say the day and I'll be there. Cranberry works perfect for me. I do a bunch of business there and in the North Hills so I'm always out that way.

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Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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I like Sunday nights down there for happy hour. 10-midnight.

It's hard getting up for work but I love pounding a big Pbrothers sandwhich at 10 at night.

And you leave with a 15$ bill and make your wife drive home. haha.

Posted on: 2009/11/27 9:58


Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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BikerFish, if you are ordering a Gazzetter map I will defintaley take one.

Kev, nice Penndot site. I will be bookmarking that site for all of eternity.

Posted on: 2009/11/27 10:13


Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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LOL, millertime, sunday night at 10 is a little late for me!! I'm in bed by then! ha ha. actually, as for a day and time for our little wild trout and barley water symposium, I was thinking maybe a saturday afternoon, that way it won;t interfere with sunday games. any weekend after the new year will work for me, I'll let you guys decide on a date.
as for a pa gazetteer, they sell em at barnes and noble. really no savings by ordering them on-line. I am planning on ordering some USGS topo maps from the gov. just have to figure out what quadangles I want to get, so many choices!!!

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Re: trib to neshannock, mercer co. 11/22/09

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the NCflyshop has them too Mark. Drop by and have Bob talk your ear off a bit and pick one up.


When we meeting?


p.s. here's a link for it on Amazon

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