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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-27-2018, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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spring creek

The last two weekends the boy and I ended up on Spring Creek as we continue our quest to learn anything about fly fishing.


Last week he caught a 6 inch brookie and we were encouraged.


Today I caught a 10 inch brownie and actually think we are on the right track.


Either way, two good days with the boy......
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-27-2018, 06:27 PM
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The brookie would be a rare find on Spring Creek. I caught 1 many years ago.

Use olive scuds and sowbug nymphs.
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I assume you are talking about Spring Creek near State College and Bellefonte.

This stream has a good wild brown trout population.

But it does not have a brook trout population.

It's possible one escaped out of a hatchery, but that is a rare thing.
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sounds like you had a great time , that sounds like a good way to keep the young one interested in the outdoors
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-31-2018, 09:09 AM
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Nice. Don't forget the camera to record those memorable days stream side.

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Spring Creek is a great place to learn to flyfish. You guys are lucky.
I've seen just one wild brook trout caught on Spring Creek. That was the one Marcus99 caught above Milesburg.
Although there seems to be some rainbows reproducing.
Not many of us know Spring Creek better than Toutbert, I'm surprised that he's never encountered a few brookies over the years.
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I don't doubt that people have caught hatchery brook trout in Spring Creek.

But I'm skeptical that people are catching native brook trout in Spring Creek.

If anyone has pictures, post em up!
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I don't doubt that people have caught hatchery brook trout in Spring Creek.

But I'm skeptical that people are catching native brook trout in Spring Creek.

If anyone has pictures, post em up!
I agree. I have caught some brook trout over the years, but they were hatchery escapees. I've caught a few rainbows that looked like they might be stream bred, but I think they were also hatchery fish. What is your belief, Troutbert? Do you think there are wild rainbows in Spring Creek?
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I believe the lower half of spring Creekk holds a wild rainbow here and there.. as far as brookies go I would also say they are ones that escaped from any of the 3 hatcheries.. imo
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-31-2018, 07:03 PM
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I know on Lycoming and Pine Creeks native brookies will sometimes make their way down from tributaries. Never fished Spring Creek. Does it have feeder streams that support native brookies ?

Also if your just getting started a good book to read is Art Flick's Streamside Guide.

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