Originally Posted by chechem
I don't know enough of the details to draw conclusions, but I know one thing: the Gibbon River is crammed with Brookies. As posted earlier (see link), I caught 100 in 6 hours there this summer. Maybe that's a problem, but I thought it was wonderful! Great place for kids to catch something in a beautiful setting.
And if they're looking to return the place to pristine, start by ripping up the highways and parking lots!
Yes, that upper Gibbon like that is a great place for kids to learn and have fun. Same for upper Gardner near Indian Creek Campground. A kid can catch fish with dragging flies and poor casts. I hate to see that part of the fun taken away, though I will say the though of going after Cutts in streams like the upper Gibbon is appealing.