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If you have fished Manada this year, did you notice an excessive amount of algae present in the stream? In years past, I cannot remember the stream exhibiting as much algae as it currently does, seems untypical to me.
 

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Interesting......Wiconisco creek had the same issue, almost appeared to be the same rock snot from the rivers.............it wasn't "everywhere" but it was present in small collections seemingly in every area I fished.
 

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I was thinking it could be rock snot, but I am no biologist. It seem extra odd since this winter/spring has been extra cold, so the water temps are cold as well.
 

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It sure hasn't stopped all of the crowds of people fishing there!

I noticed some parts of Stoney creek had some thread algae.

Its really stringy and hard to get off of your hooks.
 

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I wouldn't say it was "everywhere" like what I have seen in the river before, but there definitely was some. Possibly it was from the low water and fertilizer upstream. I bet a good flow from rain would get rid of most of it.
 

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Stang,
I was out on Monday and the Algae was down right NASTY!

I went in at Rabbit Lane (Old Rabbit Lane) by the Trailer Court and walked down stream a ways fishing. I had to keep pulling the stuff off my worm and splitshot!

Went up to the "Windowless House" and it did not seem as bad up there. Drove down to the second Bridge and it was Horrible!
 

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Them two palominos gone from old Rabbit? I can't imagine what it was like on the first day. Probably 20 guys huddled around a hole the size of my hot tub to catch a golden.
 

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Them two palominos gone from old Rabbit? I can't imagine what it was like on the first day. Probably 20 guys huddled around a hole the size of my hot tub to catch a golden.
I heard the other day about 20 people were trying to catch that one palamino.Most of the people were tracking it as it traveled downstream.And there was line everywhere and an old guy caught it.
 

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Woody,

I fished the same areas yesterday. I agree it seems to be in intermittent areas. Not to many fish left though. I caught 3 yesterday, including a wild brown. On Saturday, I caught a 21" palomino in the evening downstream from the bridge below the windowless house.
 

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Hahahaha what a hoot. There were two there. So I guess they spooked it downstream through the woods?
Well I think the old guy kept the palamino but there are a bunch of idiots there.They probaly spooked it down to the posted property.
 

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I saw plenty of fish today. They stocked it only heavily at access points. I wouldn't expect too many were dumped at the windowless house. Down near the bridges, especially near 81 and 22.
 

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Where I was at the other day, there were No Goldfish anywhere to be seen!

When I fish a stream and see a Goldfish, I end my fishing there and Move on! I hate them things, all they are is a Giant Beacon to "FISH HERE" and everybody and their Brother, Sister, Aunt, Uncle, Cousin and Dead Grand Pappy end up Huddled around a tiny hole bouncing everything under the sun at the Goldfish!

Don't know where it is, but I was at my Buddy's farm this afternoon, a Guy came in that was fishing Manada earlier this morning and said he was fishing for 3 hours at 1 hole after a Goldfish and it would not bite!

Completely NUTS to stand for 3 hours to catch a trash Goldfish, they have no taste to them (I'm not the only 1 who feels that way) and are Basically a "SHOW Fish" for those who have no clue how to walk a creek and fish it for the Rainbows, Browns and Brookies that are hidden due to their lack of GOLD Skin Pigment and do not stand out like a Blazing Mid August Sun, a Goldfish is basically a Sign for those who do not know how to fish a creek and the sign reads "FISH HERE, SEE the GOLDFISH, THERE IS FISH HERE, BEST PLACE TO FISH"!

Those Goldfish do make Great Bait for Coons in Trapping season, About all they are worth when they are caught!
 

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Woody,

I fished the same areas yesterday. I agree it seems to be in intermittent areas. Not to many fish left though. I caught 3 yesterday, including a wild brown. On Saturday, I caught a 21" palomino in the evening downstream from the bridge below the windowless house.
I still can not believe how all that rain back in 2011, Ripped that hole there by the "Windowless House" apart!

The 1 hole right across from the "Windowless House" with the Tree hanging over it was 1 of the Best holes in that area besides the 1, 50 yards downstream! All that Rain in 2011 ripped that Tree out and Filled in the hole and then Rearranged the Big Hole 50 yards downstream and I'm pretty sure filled it in some and it is not as deep as it used to be!

Was Nice to see on Monday that the Deep hole there did not have a Goldfish in it like it normally has in years past!

Second Bridge SOCKED Me that there was no Goldfish at it! Seems there is ALWAYS a Goldfish put in there at the Second Bridge1

Stang, You been fishing Manada Much since last week?

I'm thinking of hitting that Deep Hole below the 3rd Bridge, this evening and also the long straight strip by the old saw mill below that deep hole!

There Are Still plenty of Trout left in the Creek from what I been hearing in the past 2 days, just they got Spread out pretty good from the high water the day of stocking! I'm thinking the deep hole at the Powerlines might even be good, I fished in there last July 1 evening and was catching some Nice sized Rainbows!
 

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Word has it greenstang got a goldfish on what he called the stangspecial in the txt I got. I won't reveal the location but suffice it to say I chuckled when I read your posts, Woody. Seems they are good for more than trapping bait as it brought a huge smile to his face in the pic I have that he texted me. I never seen stang smile so much as he did in the pic he sent me holding his trophy! Congrats to him!
 

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Wife and me were down cleaning up around MIL's house on Sat. Wave after wave of people kept stopping at the Carlson Rd. bridge fishing. BIL used to sit below the bridge in his wheelchair fishing. Neighbor kept it mowed for him. They used to wade right in front of him. Some real class acts.
 

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Wife and me were down cleaning up around MIL's house on Sat. Wave after wave of people kept stopping at the Carlson Rd. bridge fishing. BIL used to sit below the bridge in his wheelchair fishing. Neighbor kept it mowed for him. They used to wade right in front of him. Some real class acts.
Your BIL fished next to me opening day last year. He came well after 8:00AM, probably closer to 10. We were there since 5 AM. We let him in beside us. But we have had some terrible encounters with rude anglers in that same hole when there were kids fishing there too. There are bad apples with every group of people, but first day trout anglers have more than others. Just look at all the corn cans, worm cans, skoal cans, and other litter left behind. It's sickening. That's why I avoid Manada at all costs, even if it costs me more in gas to drive elsewhere.
 

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My MIL died last year, and we had to move my BIL over to a one level townhouse near us. The guy that mowed that spot where BIL parked his scooter, is selling his house (right across the rd.) My MIL's is the old (1860's) farm house right across from his with the Jack Gaughn sign. Grew up in East Hanover, fishing, hunting, trapping, and swimming in those creeks.
 

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When I would fish along Mill Road above the Bridge, I used to like hearing your BIL's Music from the Radio he had on his little Scooter! He was always there fishing and Yes I seen some Nitwits wading right infront of him! I always fished upstream of him or went down to the Corner off Douglas and fished in on my Buddy's property to give him that little area to himself!
 

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greenstang & DL, there is a Goldfish still left in the Creek!

Right under the Second Bridge!

I was out today and was under the bridge fishing, looked down and it was laying under there against the concrete wall!


Have Fun, I'm sure from how it looked around there, not many know it is still in there!
 
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