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Brookfielder  
#11 Posted : Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:39:37 AM(UTC)
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Excellent, thanks fellas. I suppose I'll take your advice and focus on the stretch between E. Sandy Rock Rd. and Clay Hill Rd. and fish the bends and pools.

Is there a public easement on that stretch? Hard to tell from the DNR map, it looks like there's an easement along Sandy Rock Rd, and smaller section by the Clay Hill Rd. bridge....but not in between the 2. We'll definitely have to stay on solid ground, and I don't want to get run off of someone's land.

Is this area, right at the bend in Clay Hill Rd. a good place to park, Cmac?

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Also, thanks to everyone for helping me narrow down my options here!

And, what's with the gill lice and what should I do if I find them? Is that a common issue in the DA?

Edited by user Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:53:56 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

jamestheblue  
#12 Posted : Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:01:27 AM(UTC)
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jamestheblue  
#13 Posted : Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:13:15 AM(UTC)
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Not really sure on the easement beyond what this map shows. Anyone know how far it goes? Up to Clay Hill?

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William Schlafer  
#14 Posted : Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:23:02 AM(UTC)
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jamestheblue wrote:
I just fished there yesterday. Parked at E. Sandy Rock and walked downstream, then up. Upstream is much easier walking along the banks. Some great pools/bends, too. Got a nice brookie, lost something big downstream. The fly you want is a black streamer. 4 or 6 weighted black bugger. First time on this section, but certainly not the last!


Nice Brookie! I'm surprised, I didn't think there were any in Gordon. I may have to move that stream up on my schedule.


-Bill
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Cmac  
#15 Posted : Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:36:20 PM(UTC)
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Yep, that's the place on Clayhill to park. I've always fished under the assumption that it's easement all the way from E. Sandy Rock. bridge up and around the corner by Clayhill until you come to the barbwire...That's away around the bend and you'll see it change to unimproved real quick. Don't mess with your Dad in there. The section below the bridge is public all the way until the creek is right up against Sandy Rock Rd. That's just before the farms down there. Brue Rd. is public from the bridge up to the barbwire...perhaps higher, I'm not sure. At County 'A" it's pubic up and down for a good long ways, if you park there just don't block the tractor drive...did that once and got yelled at...nice folks actually.
NG_Trout  
#16 Posted : Thursday, March 26, 2015 8:12:10 PM(UTC)
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William Schlafer wrote:
jamestheblue wrote:
I just fished there yesterday. Parked at E. Sandy Rock and walked downstream, then up. Upstream is much easier walking along the banks. Some great pools/bends, too. Got a nice brookie, lost something big downstream. The fly you want is a black streamer. 4 or 6 weighted black bugger. First time on this section, but certainly not the last!


Nice Brookie! I'm surprised, I didn't think there were any in Gordon. I may have to move that stream up on my schedule.


-Bill


x2 I've never seen a brookie in Gordon before and I fish it fairly frequently.
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William Schlafer  
#17 Posted : Friday, March 27, 2015 6:18:18 AM(UTC)
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NG_Trout wrote:
William Schlafer wrote:
jamestheblue wrote:
I just fished there yesterday. Parked at E. Sandy Rock and walked downstream, then up. Upstream is much easier walking along the banks. Some great pools/bends, too. Got a nice brookie, lost something big downstream. The fly you want is a black streamer. 4 or 6 weighted black bugger. First time on this section, but certainly not the last!


Nice Brookie! I'm surprised, I didn't think there were any in Gordon. I may have to move that stream up on my schedule.


-Bill


x2 I've never seen a brookie in Gordon before and I fish it fairly frequently.



It may have moved down from German Valley Branch. I know there's been HR work done on that stream and the DNR may have stocked Brook Trout there in the past. I would really like to see Gordon bounce back to it's former glory. It's a hour closer for me than the Crawford, Vernon and Richland county streams.


-Bill

Edited by user Friday, March 27, 2015 6:19:54 AM(UTC)  | Reason: added text

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jamestheblue  
#18 Posted : Friday, March 27, 2015 11:19:51 AM(UTC)
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Guess I got lucky..Smile
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