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Old 05-19-2015, 09:26 PM
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Today Byron mentioned fishing slum cave creek for brookies...and he caught some! A fewyears back I fished a half to three quarters of mile of that tiny beautiful creek And caught nothing... anyone else fish it with better results? I've caught 2 small bows out of that creek, mostly while walking up it to exit the creek at the trailhead...I'd love to hear a report. Even from the last 5 years on this stream... I've been told its extremely acidic and basically void of life...is this true?
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:46 PM
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Today Byron mentioned fishing slum cave creek for brookies...and he caught some! A fewyears back I fished a half to three quarters of mile of that tiny beautiful creek And caught nothing... anyone else fish it with better results? I've caught 2 small bows out of that creek, mostly while walking up it to exit the creek at the trailhead...I'd love to hear a report. Even from the last 5 years on this stream... I've been told its extremely acidic and basically void of life...is this true?
Yes. It used to have a population of brookies (northern strain fish according to Matt Kulp) but never in large numbers. It did produce some nicer sized fish but a landslide exposed the Anakeesta shale (much like on far upper Walker Camp Prong) and it is now even more acidic than it used to be so no fish. I can't remember when the landslide happened. You might ask Bill Bolinger at LRO about it sometime as I'm pretty sure I remember him telling me that he had fished it back in the day. My info comes from a combination of him and Matt Kulp so either of those guys can probably offer more insight...
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Thanks David. That's about what I had heard as well. What a shame! That cresk is beautiful! Flatter than many high elevation streams and crystal clear!
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