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IEatimagoSeptember 1st, 2007, 1:40 pm
Spring Mills, PA

Posts: 97
or well prince of penns

fell for a beetle patern
TroutnutSeptember 1st, 2007, 5:37 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2736
Here I was expecting a very, very, very, very, very lost salmon. ;)

Nice pic though!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
BxRxTxKSeptember 1st, 2007, 7:54 pm
western NC

Posts: 29
the boy rockin it...
CaseyPSeptember 1st, 2007, 8:00 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
that is one gorgeousbrown trout. who called Central Casting? congratulations to you both!
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
Shawnny3September 2nd, 2007, 9:55 am
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Yes, beautiful fish. Congratulations.

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SmallstreamSeptember 2nd, 2007, 10:07 am
State College, PA

Posts: 103
Sweet fish, Is penns fishable right now?
Shawnny3September 2nd, 2007, 10:11 am
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
I guess so...

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IEatimagoSeptember 2nd, 2007, 2:14 pm
Spring Mills, PA

Posts: 97
alot of people talk alot of shit about penns not being fishable in the summer
im sure that in the lower sections this is true, however there is alot of canopy covering the creek in upper sections as well as cool under ground springs on some peoples property where the water never exceeds 58
also maybe near the the entrance of elk creek maybe cool aswell but i have never taken a temp reading so i cant verify.
one thing is true, the water is often real low this summer and real clear.
SmallstreamSeptember 3rd, 2007, 1:32 pm
State College, PA

Posts: 103
thats interesting, I read about and hear a lot of penns hitting the 80F mark in late summer and I scratch my head and wonder how in the heck trout can survive that, given penns is supposed to be one of the better wild trout streams in pa. I think you said you live near penns so your probably a better source as to what is true and what isnt.
JOHNWSeptember 3rd, 2007, 6:47 pm
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
I would venture to say given the schizophrenic nature of Penns both situtations are possible.
I have been at Poe Paddy when the water temp at 9:00am was already in the mid 70's. This is basically the midsection of the regs and there have been very few cold tribs of any significance for several miles.
From his description IEat is fishing well above Spring Mills which still catches water from subterranean sources so it would be cooler. The same day I took the above temp I was at Coburn 45 minutes later and the water at the confluence with Elk/Pine was solidly 10 degrees cooler.

As for trout survival I have read and heard of trout surviving water temps approaching 80 provided it is thoroughly oxygenated. The problem is any added stress (read fishing) is a guarenteed death sentence. This is where the moral issues of fishing cold water refuges comes in..

Beautiful Brownie!!!!!!
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