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General RegionSE PA
Specific LocationFrench Creek
Time of DayMorning
Fish CaughtLarge Rainbow

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JtimeMay 18th, 2015, 2:30 pm
Posts: 2I caught a nice Rainbow on French Creek in SE PA this past weekend. I caught it on a white streamer.

Unfortunately I found out later this section of creek is stocked by a private club and non-members aren't allowed to fish there. Oh well, at least I caught this one.

CatskilljonMay 18th, 2015, 6:17 pm
Upstate NY

Posts: 160
Them big bows come a little easier from the truck don't they ;)

That was a pretty good amateur movie though, the only part that made me queasy was the dude picking the fish up by its gills...yikes! CJ
JtimeMay 19th, 2015, 8:51 am
Posts: 2I'll admit, it's fun catching a big fish ..... but it kind of cheapens the experience knowing it was purchased by a club and dumped in the stream a few weeks earlier.

I kind of wish clubs like that would stock private ponds and leave the public streams alone.
WbranchMay 19th, 2015, 11:30 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2524
Yes, but it is still a nice fish and don't think any of us wouldn't want to catch it either - no matter what they might say.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
CatskilljonMay 19th, 2015, 9:44 pm
Upstate NY

Posts: 160

I kind of wish clubs like that would stock private ponds and leave the public streams alone.


I hear you. Fortunately though if they survive 2 or 3 years they become as hard to catch as the wild ones, and sometimes hard to tell apart from them too. I wont mention any exact places, but there is a club by my place that stocks heavily on their water and the members there boast of 25" browns and slightly smaller bows all spring and summer long.

A buddy of mine who doesn't get out much anymore took me to a public section of stream around a half mile downstream from the club water and I hooked and lost 3 trout way bigger than I am used to catching at any other place up there. He was laughing from the bank telling me "I told you so", and recanted the story that in high water events the club fish move downstream and end up staying in this highly oxygenated, protected section of water.

Good video man...thanks for the post. CJ

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