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05-08-99, 11:24 AM
When is brook trout fishing at it's best?
What time/type of day are they most active?
When is their spawning season?
You know, on them ol' small streams http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif
Floater, this thread will sit here and collect dust for a year if I let it......so I say let's me and you go chase some of them.....I know a few streams where they live and haven't found anyone that wants to chase 'em. Usually req. some hiking and crawling on occasion, just to catch some 4" fish..........let me know if your interested. the gettin there is rough , but the lil' fish sure are pretty ! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
05-09-99, 10:28 PM
Maybe we could go up to the http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gifcamping equipment place http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif, and meet to fish M*** or T*** sometime. I'll try and let you know when me and the pops are gonna go. We were just up there a few weeks ago and dad caught 5 brooks from T***, but M*** skunked us both.
I thought L. only had rainbow & browns.
you have to go up the "dead man's road", to get to the creek further up. Not sure it's the major trib. but it's bi up there, so I guess it is....
The saw-m creek is a togh one. I went one opening dy and didn't even see a trout, but in the summer I had a 9-11" er on that broke my tippet( 7X ) . I got excited and put too much pressure on 'im. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/frown.gif Oh well.....email e if I be to confusing about the road of death......( ehehehehe)
learning that , hey, this is fun......
05-10-99, 07:55 PM
So maybe this summer would be a good time to go back, ehh. Caddis or what.
#14 Tan EHC......all day long ! http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
A couple years ago I went hunting brookies in the feeder streams. I'd never caught a brookie of any sort at that time. I drove around a bit looking for likely places, hiked some, finally found a spot I liked the looks of, tied on about a #14 BH hare's ear and started getting tugs and follows from little fish. I replaced it with a #18 and caught a couple, the largest of which ran a whole 4". The bigger size was big enough that they apparently couldn't get it all in their mouth at once.
Now I want to find some a bit more towards the large side of the range.
05-11-99, 10:12 PM
I saw a guy bring out a 7-8"inch brookie from Du****Creek headwaters in the h**ch wma. Too bad he kept it for dinner, it'd still be up there swimming around, waiting on that special someone to catch it again. I'd bet he didn't have as good a time eating it as someone would've had catching it. If he kept it for bragging rights, I'd sure say he wasted a good fish.
admirer of beautiful fish,
This is the truth.....I was at the DK headwaters and I went above 4 or 5 falls and still, STILL nothing but little 5" bows !!!! I finally gave up when the water was so small I could sto the flow with my wading shoe ! I duno...
I was just rereading Leonard Wright's "Neversink" and he mentions in there that the eastern brookie lives three years on average and that puts them right at 10" in most streams. From his tests on his stretch of water, more food meant more fish rather than fish that are much bigger. He did get his 10" lunkers up to 11" in the process of feeding them "lights" (ground animal lungs), but mostly ended up with more brookies in his stretch than elsewhere on the river.
Anyway, the point of that was to note that a brookie in the 8-9" range in a freestone headwater is probably a fish turning gray and apt to die so killing it might not take as much from the fishery as killing younger fish. But there's the spawning angle... hmm.
I hate killing wild fish. I don't much like killing any of them these days. Though if there are wild fish in the fishery, killing stockers helps them. Bigger fish always grab the prime lies, which often forces the wild stream-bred fish into inferior feeding locations. A lot of the stockers are bigger than most wild fish.
I've promised to stop begrudging the meat fishermen their long stringers of stockers. I just wish we could keep them off the streambred and more mature fish who've survived a season or two. *grumble*
How did I start rambling this time?
05-12-99, 04:38 PM
Now that you mention not seeing brookies in DC I seem to think maybe it wasn't the creek he caught it from. All I remember is that he came down to the parking area and said that he walked a long way over the mountains and caught it in a creek up there, I assummed it was the DC. It probley was "bear den creek", or maybe headwater hooch. In your words "I dunno".
Dan the man,
Thanx 4 info stuff.
Update on Brookies
If you think there are some eft , please let me know..... I got the inside track on some little known " secret" brookiewaters from an unnamed state employee, and guess what I caught....not a stupid thing ! I think they are gone ! I'm being serious, here. Are there brookies left ? I am getting disapointed. I don't need any secret spots ( since that turned out to be a joke) but I would like to know if anyone, ANYONE has caught any brookies on public water this ( or last ) year .......... I may post this elsewhere, time permitting.
I know hwere you were today.
And yes, there are Brookies there.
Any luck in "THE" hole?
A little bird told me you were there http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/wink.gif
Didn't touch a fish in " THE " hole. I was looking for you after seeing your car. I did fish the upper part of the streatch we fished before and I won't tell you about the two ( 2 ! ) 12 inch bows I pulled out of the first hole ( at the get-in point )
I put em back fer ya !
Where did you fish ? I left a msg in the dirt on the trail, but me thinks you came back another way ?!
Anyway, don't bother fishng the " D*** " creek. I swear there wasn't a soul at home. 1 mile into the THICK woods, crawling up the tiny creek and nothing. I may have to become a stocker man.
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