Central PA Brookie fishing

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martalus
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Central PA Brookie fishing

Post by martalus » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:51 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XmN_JqF9vk


Here is a nice video brookie fishing in the Alleghenies of Central PA. Beautiful scenery, perfect flows, lovely water/features/pools etc. and lots of nice healthy brookies up to 12-13 inches. The only thing that confused me as about 20 minutes into the video, they guys mentioned that the stream has wild and stocked brookies, so its hard to tell the difference between them. This begs the question-why is PA wasting time and money stocking brookies over wild brookies, causing unnecessary competition and hybridization of strains?

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cappy
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Re: Central PA Brookie fishing

Post by cappy » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:02 am

They make excellent videos, i'm subscribed to their channel.

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Re: Central PA Brookie fishing

Post by Rusty Spinner » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:13 pm

martalus wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:51 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XmN_JqF9vk


Here is a nice video brookie fishing in the Alleghenies of Central PA. Beautiful scenery, perfect flows, lovely water/features/pools etc. and lots of nice healthy brookies up to 12-13 inches. The only thing that confused me as about 20 minutes into the video, they guys mentioned that the stream has wild and stocked brookies, so its hard to tell the difference between them. This begs the question-why is PA wasting time and money stocking brookies over wild brookies, causing unnecessary competition and hybridization of strains?
Because that is what all states do. Until the furunculosis outbreak at Pequest, NJ Division did the exact same thing. And for 100 years.....doesn't make sense from a fisheries standpoint, just from a fishing standpoint.
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Re: Central PA Brookie fishing

Post by Dave B. » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:43 pm

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:13 pm
martalus wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:51 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XmN_JqF9vk


Here is a nice video brookie fishing in the Alleghenies of Central PA. Beautiful scenery, perfect flows, lovely water/features/pools etc. and lots of nice healthy brookies up to 12-13 inches. The only thing that confused me as about 20 minutes into the video, they guys mentioned that the stream has wild and stocked brookies, so its hard to tell the difference between them. This begs the question-why is PA wasting time and money stocking brookies over wild brookies, causing unnecessary competition and hybridization of strains?
Because that is what all states do. Until the furunculosis outbreak at Pequest, NJ Division did the exact same thing. And for 100 years.....doesn't make sense from a fisheries standpoint, just from a fishing standpoint.
Very true Brian! Fortunately for the relatively few remaining 'heritage' pops that have ben stocked over or have had their receiving larger streams stocked into thereby possibly allowing for native x reared interbreeding, Pat's genetics study seems to indicate that where wild pops of both native and introduced strains exist they seem to have been able to remain genetically separate for the most part. With the cessation of state brook stockings hopefully any future risk of contaminating the gene pools of those pops not yet subjected to potential cross breeding will be removed.

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