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Looking for some good wild trout streams in southeastern pa. Chester Lancaster berks Montgomery schuylkill counties any input and advice would help!!
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Valley creek, in valley forge park has native browns. Catch and release only.
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French Creek, French Creek State Park.

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Valley creek, in valley forge park has native browns. Catch and release only.


Also, you can not use any live " amphibious" bait such as minnows, egg sacks, salamanders, etc...Last I recall and I haven't fished it in about 10 years. Check the regs.

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French creek has wild trout?

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I have caught very few very very small wild
Brookies in the stream that comes out of scots run lake way down in the woods it's very small I hit a few little pockets and hooked them, don't know of anyone that has ever caught any wild trout down in the actual French creek though..... I know a few extremely small feeder streams in the area that do hold wild trout but very few, I'm looking to find a bigger stream/creek known for wild trout I can go to and catch quite a few all different size wild trout and just have fun
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Valley creek

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I have caught very few very very small wild
Brookies in the stream that comes out of scots run lake way down in the woods it's very small I hit a few little pockets and hooked them, don't know of anyone that has ever caught any wild trout down in the actual French creek though..... I know a few extremely small feeder streams in the area that do hold wild trout but very few, I'm looking to find a bigger stream/creek known for wild trout I can go to and catch quite a few all different size wild trout and just have fun
This is Six Penny Creek. It has a decent population of small Wild Brook Trout. A large trout in this 8' wide creek comes in around 6" though I once caught a 9" below the boy scout pond.

It is extremely choked from 345 up to the pond and only a very accurate caster will enjoy this stream.....unless you like snagging twigs. It is gin clear and they spook easily so your opportunities will be few.

Do be wary of this stream, I have had 2 deer ticks on 2 different occasions come from fishing this stream, in the winter no less. I'll take partial blame for the one time as I ditched myself in some brush to watch 2 groups of about 50 turkeys come together. I've never seen that many together, the volume was deafening but it was definitely a neat experience.
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Looking for some good wild trout streams in southeastern pa. Chester Lancaster berks Montgomery schuylkill counties any input and advice would help!!
Your best bet would be to look at the Class A list on the PFBC site. Pay special attention to open/closed land. These counties are difficult for access and you will find yourself continually looking for places to pull over and enter. Half of the fun, possibly frustration is that discovery but do respect the land owners.

Hard work can be nicely rewarded, there are some good streams in the SE.
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Your best bet would be to look at the Class A list on the PFBC site. Pay special attention to open/closed land.
Just note that I have found the percentages of 'Private-Open' and 'Private-Closed' to be way off in many cases with the 'Private-Open' percentages heavily overstated.

When exploring new water, I tend to have 3 or 4 nearby options and try to make sure at least a section or 2 of those options run through a public park or land that I know is open.
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