Re: Stream-bred rainbows?

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Posted by njtrout on May 09, 1997 at 18:52:42:

In Reply to: Re: Stream-bred rainbows? posted by Brown Trout on April 09, 1997 at 18:08:22:

: : 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.

: There is no such thing as a "native rainbow" in GA
: the only trour "native to GA is the brook. There are sustaining populations of brook, rainbow, and brown trout in GA. Takes some walking and work to get to the big ones.

I am from New Jersey and have fished MANY if not ALL streams containing NATIVE or WILD trout in nj/pa and southern ny (and georgia, because my brother lived there for a while) there are naturally reproducing pops. of rainbows in quite a few georgia strams (i've fished and caught them from 3-18 inches) go to ngto (north georgia trout on-line) they will tell you everything you need to know about WILD trout in ga. But why go there? there are PLENTY of wild rainbows in pa. and nj you can get to! e-mail me (only if you practice catch and release) and i will tell you a few!

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