Re: Stream-bred rainbows?

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Posted by Rob Nichols on April 07, 1997 at 10:21:36:

In Reply to: Stream-bred rainbows? posted by Doug Phillips on April 07, 1997 at 00:14:31:

: I am from Pennsylvania, and fish small mountain streams catching native brookies. Most run in the 3 - 7 inch range, any over 10 inches are considered monsters. I used to work with a guy from northern GA who claimed he caught "native" (meaning stream-bred I would think) rainbows. Another friend says he doesn't believe there are any self-sustaining trout populations in GA. Can anyone tell me which is the case. I don't want anyone giving away secrets, but If you can name a stream with stream bred rainbows I would appreciate it.

In reply to the native trout populations, they
are few and far between. There are small creeks
that are usually unnamed that hold native
populations of brook trout.(native not restored).
While there are other streams that have been
managed properly to bring back native brookies
and also begin bows naturally reproducing. A
couple of streams that are mentioned in literature
, and also in some messages on this board, are
tate branch, sandy bottom creeks, and coleman
river. These creeks and river form the
headwater of the Tallullah watershed. If you
are interested in the location of these, or other
areas, leave me an email message. I am not only
a fisherman, but also a fisheries biologist, so
if you have any questions, be glad to answer 'em.

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