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#541 Posted : Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:22:13 PM(UTC)
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I was surprised at how many brookies I caught in this section. I would assume that 90% of the fish I caught were brooks. I've fished this section dozens of times in the past and the mix has always been about 50/50.

Check them for clipped adipose fins. They're doing a little experiment to see how many are wild vs. how many are "wild-stocked".

Talking with the local fisheries biologist a while back, he fished a section of it and figured he caught (hook and line) 75% brookies. When they electrofished it, there were 75% browns.

I was wading through one pool and I thought I saw a wall hanger brown swim past me. Upon closer look, it was a beaver.

Very cool!

Good point. I should have checked the fins. All of them were about the exact same size too, 8-9 inches. They could be stockers. Aggressive little fish though. All of the takes were quite acrobatic.

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#542 Posted : Thursday, July 26, 2018 1:31:16 AM(UTC)
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