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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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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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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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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by Dave B. » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:40 pm

Rusty Spinner wrote:
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.
Sorry for the very late reply on this. Definitely a privately stocked fish although not from a club and not from very far downstream.

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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:45 am

Dave B. wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:07 pm
Drossi wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:41 pm


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.
Sorry for the very late reply on this. Definitely a privately stocked fish although not from a club and not from very far downstream.
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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by Kronk » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:23 pm

I knew it wasn't from club on lower Flat Brook.

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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by NJpatbee » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:16 pm

Even though I am much farther away I still check the USGS water flows on the Flat Brook daily and WOW! I cannot believe the flow is over 1100 CFS in Flatbrookville. The last couple of years we have prayed for rain during the spawning season and subsequent winter periods for the fry to hatch and survive. I also have to believe there will be some changes in the stream and wonder how some of the more sensitive WTS waters are coping with all the water.

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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by Jaybird » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:51 am

480cfs this morning , I cannot imagine that being bad in anyway and hadn't been under 200cfs for a week . I don't fish it very often but I'd imagine that's really rare for this time of year .

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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by Rusty Spinner » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:56 am

As much (needed) rain we have had this year, we've actually had very few out of bank events. A high water event can be of great benefit to a trout stream, flushing out sediment that has accumulated since the last flood event and introducing woody materials to the streams and rivers. We haven't had any "damaging flows" this year despite all the rain. Fall spawn is looking great so far!
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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by cappy » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:20 am

Rusty...Would agree, fisherman should refrain from fishing WTS's where spawning occurs for a couple months?

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Re: Big Flat Brook

Post by Rusty Spinner » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:14 pm

cappy wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:20 am
Rusty...Would agree, fisherman should refrain from fishing WTS's where spawning occurs for a couple months?
They just need to watch closely for redds so that they don't destroy eggs. Most WTS are small and you aren't wading in them much anyway. I find redds to be very obvious and easy to avoid. Some states do close some fisheries during the spawning seasons for certain fish species.
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