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2019/10/09 11:29:06 (permalink)

Retiree Fishing

I hear that the office at Trout Run will be giving retirees the opportunity to fish in the creek there. Any truth to that?

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Re: Retiree Fishing 2019/10/09 14:07:50 (permalink)
Lol in the nursery waters?! That ain’t a creek and it wouldn’t be “fishing.”

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Re: Retiree Fishing 2019/10/09 14:37:09 (permalink)
As the late, great peacymike would say, dream on! 
 
Seriously though, Trout Run is their primary nursery water for brood stock.  I really can't envision a scenario where they'd open the creek to fishing for anyone, but stranger things have happened.  Who knows?
 
I'm not sure who currently owns the building and the old marina there, but maybe the rumor you heard somewhere was in regards to opening that back up to fishing?  
 
I follow the PFBC on social media and check their website for weekly region reports usually, but I haven't seen anything at all about this, and I would think they'd be promoting it if it was going to happen anytime soon.  
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Re: Retiree Fishing 2019/10/09 16:11:03 (permalink)

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Re: Retiree Fishing 2019/10/09 17:10:30 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby psu_fish 2019/10/10 08:26:29
And don’t call me Shirley.

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Re: Retiree Fishing 2019/10/09 19:08:55 (permalink)
Flashback ......early 80's , we are fishing Trout Run people are lined up like fence posts for a hundred yards the marina is busy also. It's about 10 am and fishing has been slow with some early action but the nursery creek is black with Steelhead. Suddenly a young kid ( maybe 8) appears on his bicycle and decides to ride into the creek and get his bike wet . Instantly the creek is boiling with Trout all headed back out to the lake .....lol  It wasn't long before guys were catching fish again . What a sight to see !   
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Re: Retiree Fishing 2019/10/10 00:44:31 (permalink)
That’s awesome capn!!!
So the moral of the story is...make a deal with an 8 year old on a bike ahead of time. “But officer, I’m just a little boy, I didn’t know no better...”
10 bucks and a candy bar is “worth the trip” for me if the kid scares a couple hundred feesh into the strike zone!!

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Re: Retiree Fishing 2019/10/10 07:13:48 (permalink)
One thing about Trout Run especially in the early years of super crowded shore fishing ....you got to witness lots of crazy things ! You also got to see hundreds of fish caught daily ! It was a super mecca for fishermen from everywhere . Remember back then the limit was 8 fish, then it was lowered to 5 fish each. Now for years it's been a 3 fish limit. I witnessed fights , drunks , arguments, illegal netters, people arrested , parking infractions , littering ,and dogs stealing shore bag lunches !  We had many laughs and crazy action fishing back then....it would have made a good TV viewing show today ....never a dull moment on most crowded days !.....lol
 
 


post edited by CAPTAIN HOOK - 2019/10/10 07:19:19
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Re: Retiree Fishing 2019/10/10 10:05:02 (permalink)
Captain
Enjoys looking at you pics.  You must have taken many over the years.  Me, I never took many.

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Re: Retiree Fishing 2019/10/10 17:48:25 (permalink)
I was there too Capt, it was insane! Funny I was just telling joebaker79 about the pig pen!

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Re: Retiree Fishing 2019/10/10 18:42:13 (permalink)
Speaking of Trout Run, why are there so many smolts in there now? Tues there were hundreds there.
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Re: Retiree Fishing 2019/10/10 20:15:02 (permalink)
yep  even seen palominos in there back then  they came in with the steelhead

I have become comfortably numb
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Re: Retiree Fishing 2019/10/11 08:06:53 (permalink)
I caught 2 Palominos off of Trout Run back in the day both around the 18" mark but I seen one caught close to 30". They were a silvery yellow color not as colorful as the stockies . Even seen a Lake Trout caught there off shore. The Pig Pen was the craziest fishing ever....like fishing in a giant swimming pool with guys tangling up on almost every fish hooked. But it held a ton of fish mostly salmon in the peak years . Nothing to see 50 fish caught at first light !
 
 
 
 

Coho fever !

Yea that guy has no boots on !....lol Nothing to see 20 boats out front fishing....even canoes !
 

A more resent Trout Run .....still busy !
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