Last edited by JoeFred; 09-07-2010 at 10:30 PM. Reason: Updated status of map
very impressive! Regards,
"Here fishy fishy."
Fred--I'm constantly receiving inquiries about where to catch speckled trout (I'll never get in the habit of calling them brookies--too true to tradition and my roots), and your map is a truly meaningful start toward a definitive answer. I'll look at it in more detail to see if I notice any variations from my personal experiences, and I'll really look forward to coverage of other drainages. Keep up the fine work.
Just curious....why do you show brown trout stopping at the sinks & none on the middle or west prongs??
I got no style, I'm strictly roots.
Regrettably not having enough personal experience, I must rely on books, park service fisheries info and contributors to this message board for this feature.
I'd really like to add more highlighted waters. If you don't mind sharing, how far up have you encountered browns? I don't want specific spots, just need something like "up to such & such feeder stream."
Last edited by JoeFred; 03-23-2010 at 05:31 PM.
My personal experiences have been all 3 species on Goshen Prong (albeit not in the same area), 1 brown just past the Tremont institute, and being a witness to a rather large brown being brought to hand on the WPLR just upstream of Laurel Fork Creek.
I noticed the lower section of Sams Creek not having
Specks on the map. My understanding was that this
was part of the restoration project.
I have fished the lower section of Sams Creek several times
and have caught few/no Brookies. On the other hand I
have done quite well up high but the price of
admission is 45-60 minutes of hauling *** up
some pretty rough backcountry. Not complaining but just
wondering if others have had simiar experience.
The bigger question is how does this bode for the
Lynn Camp restoration and what is the Park Service take
on the success of Sams Creek?
Great work Fred these maps keep getting more and more useful to the fisherman especially one who is willing to explore a bit.
I caught my first spec last year about a hundred yards above the lower falls on sams creek. A friend who was with me caught one near the confluence of thunderhead and sams creek as well so they are down there.