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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/05 16:54:27 (permalink)
workcanwait....
Yeah steelies will get in mouth no problem.
Have not been down there in lil while how wide and deep was it?
Be nice to use that ramp again hate going to Walnut...WCW


Right where it flows into the lake I'd say 6-7' wide and about a foot deep. Widens pretty quickly after that though and maxes out around 8-9' wide and 2-3' deep in the narrow section where there's actually water flow (versus the swampy mudhole).
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/05 19:42:24 (permalink)
build it and they will come...... the steelies that is

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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/05 19:47:02 (permalink)
Sounds about the same as when I saw it last...heard someone was down there removing rocks by hand was wondering if it helped-NOT.
I also hears that Uncle John and owner at ole mouth volunteered to dig it out with machine and PFBC said NO!!!
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/05 21:43:09 (permalink)
workcanwait....
Sounds about the same as when I saw it last...heard someone was down there removing rocks by hand was wondering if it helped-NOT.
I also hears that Uncle John and owner at ole mouth volunteered to dig it out with machine and PFBC said NO!!!
WCW


Yet the stop sign hole now has gladiator arena seating and the channel (never less than 4' deep) wall can now hold even more combat fishermen. Lower Elk could be such an amazing fishery if more money was put into it. Even just from the mouth up to the boat launch.
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/05 22:09:00 (permalink)
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workcanwait....
Sounds about the same as when I saw it last...heard someone was down there removing rocks by hand was wondering if it helped-NOT.
I also hears that Uncle John and owner at ole mouth volunteered to dig it out with machine and PFBC said NO!!!
WCW


Yet the stop sign hole now has gladiator arena seating and the channel (never less than 4' deep) wall can now hold even more combat fishermen. Lower Elk could be such an amazing fishery if more money was put into it. Even just from the mouth up to the boat launch.


You have to keep those fair weather fishermen happy, besides the wall at the launch was getting too crowded šŸ¤£šŸ¤£šŸ¤£
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/05 22:12:53 (permalink)
leave well enough alone lol    you younguns think thats combat fishing   you should been alive during the pig pen circus at truot run  lol lol good times   hot fish with nowhere to go but around dockm pilings   at 3am lol lol

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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/05 23:50:27 (permalink)
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workcanwait....
Sounds about the same as when I saw it last...heard someone was down there removing rocks by hand was wondering if it helped-NOT.
I also hears that Uncle John and owner at ole mouth volunteered to dig it out with machine and PFBC said NO!!!
WCW


Yet the stop sign hole now has gladiator arena seating and the channel (never less than 4' deep) wall can now hold even more combat fishermen. Lower Elk could be such an amazing fishery if more money was put into it. Even just from the mouth up to the boat launch.


Heard it was because the road was getting to be eroded away too bad

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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/06 08:03:56 (permalink)
I asked a PFBC guy at Walnut if they had any plans to do anything at the mouth of Elk so boats could launch there again just was curious.
He did not even know the mouth had moved ...nuff said.
Just a shame... WCW
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/06 08:56:08 (permalink)
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leave well enough alone lol Ā  Ā you younguns think thats combat fishing Ā  you should been alive during the pig pen circus at truot run Ā lol lol good times Ā  hot fish with nowhere to go but around dockm pilings Ā  at 3am lol lol


I'll be sure to bring my heavy power rod with 80# braid in that case!
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/06 08:58:08 (permalink)
lol    the pig pen no longer exists

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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/06 13:16:34 (permalink)
I was around for the end of the pig pen. There was a rumor going around that someone pulled a huge pink out of there its last year of existence, anyone else remember that?
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/06 13:28:59 (permalink)
funnyyou should say that the only times i really ever saw a pink was there in the nursery waters and the pen    back with cohos and the occaisional palomino back then 

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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/06 21:22:49 (permalink)
The Pig Pen was something to witness in it's prime ! Total chaotic combat fishing but still something to experience. I believe they allowed 50 fishermen in a shift with 3 shifts a day. They charged to use or cross the bridge and a charge to park. It was illegal to charge to fish. They allowed 75 guys in on the weekend shifts. People would be standing in lines to get in ! Coho were the main fish during that time period and hundreds were caught each day ! The one corner were the water entered into the Pen looked like a spider web of fishing lines fishing ! ...lol
 
You name it I seen it there....rods get taken by fish, drunks fall in (wasn't very deep), people get arrested for snagging, people dip netting fish, fights, vehicles broke into ! It was just loaded with fish when they dredged the mouth out with that big back hoe. Crazy is an understatement but entertaining as all h*ll !!! 
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/07 05:33:42 (permalink)
I witnessed it but passed on fishing the pig pen.Fished the mouth of Trout Run and the beach a lot back then,but one to many auto brake ins put a stop to that. Cascade was another bad brake in area. Fish the Nut mostly,yea it was crazy crowded but pretty safe,never had a brake in.
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/07 10:27:21 (permalink)
I remember all of the fish hanging on the fence in the pig pen.  Stomachs slashed open for the eggs with blood everywhere.  Crazy amount of fish caught right where the water from trout run ran in. 
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/07 21:29:32 (permalink)
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I remember all of the fish hanging on the fence in the pig pen.  Stomachs slashed open for the eggs with blood everywhere.  Crazy amount of fish caught right where the water from trout run ran in. 


yep

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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/07 21:56:39 (permalink)
Never fished it, but stopped by to observe a time or two. It was something to see, simply amazing. 
 
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/15 11:11:39 (permalink)
So went up to creeks yesterday before taking a lil boat ride in the evening...the new mouth is still the same and I actually saw a guy with shovel digging it out.I guess he is local he said he keeps digging it out and lake closes it up.Seriously why cant PFBC just get a machine in there for 1 day and try really digging it out so boats can use it again.Meanwhile in Walnut access no worries folks they paid someone again to seed the grass along the wall so it is a pretty lil place for all the fisher peoples.Thanks again to the guy in silver pickup who parked right in front of boat ramp...Brilliant!
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/15 11:50:14 (permalink)
 
call me crazy.... what about a program where they issue tags for the limits of fish your aloud to keep similar to deer hunting.... wonder if it could work and keep half of the fish from finding there way to a trash can or the garden.....  just a thought.....


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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/15 11:51:31 (permalink)
posted in the wrong thread... oh well....


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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/17 11:55:13 (permalink)
workcanwait....
So went up to creeks yesterday before taking a lil boat ride in the evening...the new mouth is still the same and I actually saw a guy with shovel digging it out.I guess he is local he said he keeps digging it out and lake closes it up.Seriously why cant PFBC just get a machine in there for 1 day and try really digging it out so boats can use it again.Meanwhile in Walnut access no worries folks they paid someone again to seed the grass along the wall so it is a pretty lil place for all the fisher peoples.Thanks again to the guy in silver pickup who parked right in front of boat ramp...Brilliant!
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I think you were the one who said it before, they have to know about the problem before they can fix it. Somebody said they mentioned it to PFBC and they were unaware there was even an issue, how is is that possible if they're doing regular patrols unless they're not doing regular patrols.

I'm guessing that none of this will happen any time soon however, they're probably making plans to add lighting and concession stands over at the new Walnut Creek stadium
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/17 14:18:46 (permalink)
I expect that mother nature will have to take care of the mouth one way or another sumtim'...but I still think PFBC could and should try digging it out.
I am just frustrated by the situation and venting dont mind me...WCW
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/17 22:20:17 (permalink)
workcanwait....
IĀ expect that mother nature will have to take care of the mouth one way or another sumtim'...but I still think PFBC could and should try digging it out.
I am just frustrated by the situation and venting dont mind me...WCW


No it's all good I feel the same way you do. Lower elk used to be my brother's favorite stretch of water until last year when we didn't see a single fish anywhere in low conditions the first week of November. He has gotten accustomed to 20 mile nicely as a result.
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/17 22:37:47 (permalink)
On the same note it irritates me that they sink all of their resources into one stream access. When is the last time the fish made it past Rt. 5 in any real numbers on the nut?

I realize that the marina is heavily used by boaters and to update it is fine, they pay for their licenses and registrations all the same but it's pointless to sink it all in there and add all of those stream access upgrades just because it's the most popular.

Then again this is the Commonwealth and they are terrible when it comes to managing cash flow, just look at the latest budget fiasco.
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/18 08:40:50 (permalink)
Don't think it doesn't irritate the boaters too. elk is my favorite place to launch out of location wise, and there hasn't been trailers in that parking lot all summer, just like half of last summer, apparently no one has noticed! 
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/18 09:20:52 (permalink)
Thats why I want mouth dug out for boat use...dont need a million dollar upgrade on access but sure would be nice to use that ramp again and access lake...WCW
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/18 09:51:18 (permalink)
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Thats why I want mouth dug out for boat use...dont need a million dollar upgrade on access but sure would be nice to use that ramp again and access lake...WCW
ive only ever personally seen one boat, and that was early fall 2015. He come chuggin down through there at dusk all the guys in the creek fishing were so confused lol

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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/18 10:48:06 (permalink)
when the channel is open, that lot gets pretty filled up. june of 16 was the last time I went through. I ran out of there almost exclusively for 4 years prior to '16
 
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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/18 20:51:34 (permalink)
Came here for BTDT's sheetz hot dog recipe..

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Re: FYI the mouth of elk has moved... 2017/09/18 21:14:22 (permalink)
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Came here for BTDT's sheetz hot dog recipe..


Psssst PooFlinger as you know I don't spotburn but I know my secrets are safe on this thread.

It's about the coleslaw. shhh

PS. I don't fish the 'Elk' but coleslaw works wonders with smoked trout.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2017/09/18 21:30:51

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