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I caught this fat 11" native today on Black Creek in Carbon Co. It was my first of only four trout, but it's one of my best brookies to date!  

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salmo
Posted: 2010/5/4 12:42  Updated: 2010/5/4 12:42
Joined: 2009/4/24
From: South Jersey
Posts: 563
 Re: Healthy native
Wow! That certainly is a trophy. Great work and thanks for sharing the picture.

Salmo
PennKev
Posted: 2010/5/6 3:17  Updated: 2010/5/6 3:17
Joined: 2006/9/9
From: New Castle, PA
Posts: 1571
 Re: Healthy native
No offense but that looks like a typical stocked fish. The fins are a give away. Grey and kinda stubby. Sorry, but that's what I see in the picture.
3wt7X
Posted: 2010/5/6 12:24  Updated: 2010/5/6 12:24
Joined: 2008/11/19
From: Hagerstown, MD
Posts: 562
 Re: Healthy native
Nice fish...but I second Pennkev's observation.
wildtrout2
Posted: 2010/5/6 19:55  Updated: 2010/5/6 19:55
Joined: 2009/2/19
From: Mont Co, Pa
Posts: 1868
 Re: Healthy native
Unless it traveled a mile and a half upstream from the Lehigh, I don't see how. This stream is on the Class A list and isn't stocked.
PennKev
Posted: 2010/5/6 22:36  Updated: 2010/5/6 22:36
Joined: 2006/9/9
From: New Castle, PA
Posts: 1571
 Re: Healthy native
A couple miles is not that much, particularly if the fish was stocked pre-season. You might recall, the PAFBC did a study on this and some of the fish bugged out and ended up miles away from their stocking location.

Don't take it too personally, I think everyone of usa who fishes wild trout streams wants to catch a big wild brookie. Maybe the fish looked better in person, but if that was my photo, I wouldn't feel comfortable claiming it was wild with only that picture to offer.

Kev
salmonoid
Posted: 2010/5/8 23:24  Updated: 2010/5/8 23:24
Joined: 2007/6/19
From: Lancaster County
Posts: 1404
 Re: Healthy native
Stocked brookies definitely move. Of the three species stocked, they move the most. I caught a stocked brook trout on Gray's Run in Lycoming County - at least two miles from the nearest potential stocking point (Lycoming Creek, I think). If I caught the fish, I'd want to believe it was wild, but I think its a stockie...
pcray1231
Posted: 2010/5/10 11:12  Updated: 2010/5/10 11:14
Joined: 2008/1/31
From: Pretty much everywhere at some point, Thorndale today.
Posts: 12923
 Re: Healthy native
I cannot see the fins well enough to judge. But the coloration looks a lot like the larger wild brookies I've caught, which is different than the little guys. It could be a long time holdover or something, and they will move well more than a mile and a half. But based on the picture and the information given, I'll go with wild... Nice catch!
scotty
Posted: 2010/5/19 5:49  Updated: 2010/5/19 5:49
Joined: 2010/4/30
From: gotham city
Posts: 202
 Re: Healthy native
nice





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