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There are three riffle/pool complexes in this photo looking upstream
There are three riffle/pool complexes in this photo looking upstream
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Undercut with roots in deep pool
Undercut with roots in deep pool
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Nice deep pool
Nice deep pool
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Looking downstream from pool
Looking downstream from pool
Jmd123November 24th, 2021, 1:59 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2547
Also known as Lane Drain, what was nothing more than an open agricultural Drain when I was a child, has evolved over a half-century into a complex of functional stream habitats, by itself with no interference by man. Sadly, the water quality is probably much worse than all this habitat indicates, due to both residential & highway run-off...but it is still remarkable that such nice habitats can exist in the middle of a highly urbanized stream. Next step, maybe a biological evaluation on my own? Got about everything I need, tho it's mostly boxed up in the garage...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
MartinlfNovember 24th, 2021, 4:47 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 3176
There's a little urban stream that in places looks like this near me that supports a healthy population of wild browns.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Jmd123November 25th, 2021, 7:05 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2547
Louis, if this were in my former neighborhood of Oscoda, it would have BROOKIES instead of creek clubs in it...oh well, might be heading back up there! Still waiting on the news...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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