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Amish Country Trout Fishing

While eating dinner outside our camper on Saturday evening, I heard the sound I had been waiting for all afternoon – a big raindrop hitting our awning followed by another and then another. Soon the skies opened up and we were forced to retreat inside to finish dinner. Although the family was disappointed that our nightly campfire would be cancelled, I was feeling pretty excited about the fishing in the morning.

I woke up early Sunday morning and drove to my destination through the beautiful Amish countryside. When I arrived at the stream around 5:45, I was immediately taken aback by the nasty humidity. By the time I hiked the 20 minutes downstream, I was pretty soaked from sweat and had finished most of my water.

Although the water was not as high as I had hoped, it was nicely off-colored from the previous evening’s storm and I was feeling pretty good about what lied ahead.

Sorry for the picture quality, all shots were from my iPhone.


One of the first pools up from the stream’s mouth


The bottom half of the stream is pretty rugged with a decent change in gradient

The action from the start was beyond expectations. Every spot that had that “trouty look”, produced multiple swipes from the aggressive trout. As I have noted before, the trout in this drainage system are faster than any trout I have ever come across. To say my hook-up ratio was 20% might be an overstatement.
















The only drawback to this stream is that it draws in a lot of hikers and their dogs. I skipped over some decent water in my attempt to beat hikers to the ‘even better’ spots.







Looking down from the top of the waterfall

The top half of the stream flattens out, but there is still plenty of good holding water. Surprisingly, the action was even hotter in the top half than the bottom half.





Since I had a busy day planned with the family and have a decent outing planned for this upcoming weekend, I didn’t want to spend more than a couple of hours fishing. So after 2 hours and 15 minutes, I called it a day. I still had about a half mile of fishable stream in front of me, but with 43 wild brown trout brought to hand, I was content with heading back to camp.


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Looks like a fun little stream to fish!
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Awesome. Awesome 43 fish in 2 hours and 15 minutes that is pretty impressive.
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Thats a fun stream to fish for sure. Beautiful trout in there for sure. Thanks for sharing as I doubt I will get there this year :-(

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Re: Amish Country Trout Fishing

Forty-three trout in 2.25 hours is 19.11 TPH. That's pretty good fishing!

That first wild brownie in particular is really beautiful. I love those big spots.

The stream is very picturesque too.

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Very nice

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Forty-three trout in 2.25 hours is 19.11 TPH. That's pretty good fishing!
Like I said, if I 'hooked-up' 20% of the time on that stream, I would have been lucky. Makes me wonder what type of numbers you and the more experienced spinner guys would have pulled down. It's definitely a blast of a stream to fish.
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Man that place is rugged looking. Almost looks like a stream I fished last year but it's not in that area at all. Climbing over boulders and stuff like that. Conditions look good after that rain. It's clear to see the water is still quite low but that murkiness can be deadly.
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Forty-three trout in 2.25 hours is 19.11 TPH. That's pretty good fishing!
Like I said, if I 'hooked-up' 20% of the time on that stream, I would have been lucky. Makes me wonder what type of numbers you and the more experienced spinner guys would have pulled down. It's definitely a blast of a stream to fish.
Which stream is that if you don't mind me asking. Not need to post here a PM will work if you dont mind sharing.
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Re: Amish Country Trout Fishing

Looks very familiar. I am pretty sure I fished it a several years ago with the flyrod. I didn't land anything as nice as you as you did. I will concur that getting to the mouth with get a sweat going.

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