TUNNEL HILL

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gipper08
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2009/02/02 21:52:02 (permalink)

TUNNEL HILL

A good while back you could drive clear down to the bridge on the Driftwood branch at Tunnel Hill. Last time I was up there it was posted and gated. Can you still walk in?

"It seems to me that any man that pits his intelligence against a fish and loses, has it coming" - - John Steinbeck
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    Albatross
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    RE: TUNNEL HILL 2009/02/05 09:38:52 (permalink)
    Walk-ins are allowed at Tunnel Hill.  There is still great fishing down there and it never gets crowded becuase few are willing to walk in.
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    RE: TUNNEL HILL 2009/02/17 22:12:54 (permalink)
    Tunnel Hill. Its great to hear about it. It has great memories for me. 50 years long. I was taught fishing there. With my dad, uncle, and grandad. Some of the greatest scenery on earth is found there. Also some very lovely water. And thank god it is still open to anyone. As albatross said. Walk ins only.
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    RE: TUNNEL HILL 2009/02/18 19:01:42 (permalink)
    tunnell hill is an awesome place to fish the gate is still there but i heard that they were going to quit stocking there cause road is getting to ruff i have camp two mile from there i hunt bear there and do alot of fishing there
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    outfortrout
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    RE: TUNNEL HILL 2009/03/17 16:38:02 (permalink)
    While they might not take a truck right down to it they still stock just up the road at Mason's Farm.  A lot of those fish probably make their way down.  My personal favorite is the Sterling Run area.  Lots of good memories there.  I don't catch em there like I used to though.  My best spot now is upstream a few miles.
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    gipper08
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    RE: TUNNEL HILL 2009/03/26 09:28:43 (permalink)
    Great memories for sure. I had a dear friend down by Tanglefoot where we stayed, and that's the place I learned to fish a half century ago. It was my Dad's favorite place. The browns used to have a very different coloring to them. Great bear and turkey area as well. I plan to spend some quality time there this spring ...Lord Willing.

    "It seems to me that any man that pits his intelligence against a fish and loses, has it coming" - - John Steinbeck
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    outfortrout
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    RE: TUNNEL HILL 2009/03/27 15:03:48 (permalink)
    The spill from the railroad a couple years back broke my heart.  Fortunately the stream seems to be recovering well.  Unfortunately though it seems like the number of stocked trout keeps going down.
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    RE: TUNNEL HILL 2009/03/27 21:48:52 (permalink)
    We were up there the weekend the spill occured.  It was sickning watching all the dead fish float down stream. 
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    strandman220
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    RE: TUNNEL HILL 2009/03/28 21:11:28 (permalink)
    Thank God. The spill wasnt as bad as expected. Last year the hatches were the best in years. May tske time for the smallies to come back.
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    RE: TUNNEL HILL 2009/03/29 06:36:24 (permalink)
    do they still stock driftwood branch? i was under the impression they quit stocking it after the spill and i havn't seen anyone fishing around the were they are building the new bridge the past couple years on the way to camp.  
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    outfortrout
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    RE: TUNNEL HILL 2009/03/31 11:04:44 (permalink)
    Yes, it still does get stocked.
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