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    Walked up Lynn Camp today in search of some nice water to fish when I saw that it is closed to fishing for Brook re-introduction. I was not aware of that taking place. My questions are these
    1.) How long has that been closed?
    2.) When do they anticipate that it will re-open?
    3.) How are the efforts going?
    4.) Do they plan on doing other such re-introductions in the future on nearby creeks like Sams or Thunderhead?
    and 5.) How high of a water fall is required to be a sufficient "barrier" to fish getting upstream? (That one came to me as I was looking at the large water fall there on Lynn Camp.
    Thanks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by todd_grainger View Post
    Walked up Lynn Camp today in search of some nice water to fish when I saw that it is closed to fishing for Brook re-introduction. I was not aware of that taking place. My questions are these
    1.) How long has that been closed?
    2.) When do they anticipate that it will re-open?
    3.) How are the efforts going?
    4.) Do they plan on doing other such re-introductions in the future on nearby creeks like Sams or Thunderhead?
    and 5.) How high of a water fall is required to be a sufficient "barrier" to fish getting upstream? (That one came to me as I was looking at the large water fall there on Lynn Camp.
    Thanks....
    1 1.5 to 2 years
    2 2 to 3 years (unless problems occour)
    3 Look at my posts and others in fisheries management & Biology
    4 Sam's already done and Thunderhead has no barrier
    5 I'm really not sure but a couple of 12 to 15 footers keep out the Rainbows on Road Prong

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    I thought I'd drag this post back up. I hiked up to Indian Flat Falls yesterday and got to thinking about Lynn Camp Prong. I did a search for any recent info on it and came up empty. Does anyone have any up-to-date information on it. If I remember correctly, they closed it in 2007 or 2008. Any idea when it's to re-open?
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    Fisheries staff surveyed Lynn Camp Prong
    in June 2010 to determine the survival
    and reproductive success of brook trout
    released into the stream in 2009. They
    collected several adult rainbow trout, two
    of which had fin clips indicating they were
    from hatcheries, carried in by people who
    did not want these non-native game fish
    removed from park streams. Additionally,
    rainbow trout were found in a small 60 m
    tributary that was missed during treatment.
    When more adult and young-of-year
    rainbow trout were found than could be
    removed through electrofishing, fisheries
    managers made plans to re-treat approximately
    5,300 m of Lynn Camp Prong
    with antimycin in September 2011 to
    completely remove the exotic fish. Prior
    to treatment fisheries staff collected as
    many brook trout as possible and transported
    them to refuge areas outside of
    the treatment zone. Once treatment has
    been completed, brook trout in refuge areas
    were collected and returned to Lynn
    Camp Prong. Staff also plan to collected
    about 1,000 additional brook trout and
    released them in the stream to supplement
    the existing population.

    Above is taken from info to train park volunteers & staff that came out 2 months ago. I volunteered last month, and we shocked up plenty of young of year, and everything points to a success. I know when it was at this point last time (before Rainbows found) Matt hoped to have it open in 3-5 years or so. So while I am only guessing, I would say that would be a decent guesstamite. Everything looks good right now, and lets just hope it stays that way. With the extra buffer that stream has, and with it's size, it should grow some monster Brookies, and would serve as a great link between other great Brookie streams

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    So apparently you need a 15' high fence with concertina wire to keep the bows out of those higher elevation streams!
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