Big Flat Brook

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Kronk
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Big Flat Brook

Post by Kronk » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:14 am

I have fished the fly only ( Now No Kill) area of the Flat Brook for many years and this was a first. Caught a Golden trout about 11 inches in the catch and release area.I know of clubs closer to the Delaware but unaware of any above 206. Highly unlikely it made up from the lower river.

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MikeB
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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by MikeB » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:00 am

Thats very cool, what day were you there? I fished that area on Tuesday after 4pm

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Drossi
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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by Drossi » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:41 pm

Kronk wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:14 am
I have fished the fly only ( Now No Kill) area of the Flat Brook for many years and this was a first. Caught a Golden trout about 11 inches in the catch and release area.I know of clubs closer to the Delaware but unaware of any above 206. Highly unlikely it made up from the lower river.
Why so? With the higher than normal flows it could have made the swim. Trout turn up in places they're not expected to be a lot.
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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by Rusty Spinner » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:07 pm

Drossi wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:41 pm
Kronk wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:14 am
I have fished the fly only ( Now No Kill) area of the Flat Brook for many years and this was a first. Caught a Golden trout about 11 inches in the catch and release area.I know of clubs closer to the Delaware but unaware of any above 206. Highly unlikely it made up from the lower river.
Why so? With the higher than normal flows it could have made the swim. Trout turn up in places they're not expected to be a lot.
I agree. Has to be a club stocked fish that headed upstream. There are no intact dams on that river that would prevent upstream passage. Most stocked trout do head downstream and not up, but some do head up as studies show.
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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by Kronk » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:11 pm

Mike B... Fished Thursday from 8:00 AM till about 3:00 PM also saw a rainbow about 7 or 8 pounds that was not interested in eating or just not interested in what I was offering.

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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by Kronk » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:17 pm

Sorry.... I am retired.... days get mixed up... fished Wednesday

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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by MikeB » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:04 am

Kronk - very cool! That's a great stretch to fish, lots of good fish in there. Taking my 20 year old there in a week or so for a quick day trip.

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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by Rusty Spinner » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:17 pm

I'll be up on the Flat for my first time this year later in the week with a father and son team, teaching them fly fishing. Unpaid guide trip, so to speak. Friends trip. Looks like temps and flows remain good for now.
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