Any hotspots?

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Smooth
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Any hotspots?

Post by Smooth »

Only been to Lake Cook lately, but with not much luck.

Anyone got suggestions on where they're biting?
flyguy
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Re: Any hotspots?

Post by flyguy »

Lake Cook is not a catch and release fishery. It is stocked 3 times over the winter I think. Most of the anglers who fish there keep the trout they catch, so as the days go by there are less and less fish to catch until the next time it is stocked. I went there a few weeks ago when, according to other fishermen there, it had just been stocked that day, so I had a pretty good day there. It really just depends on how long it has been since the last time it was stocked.
For winter fishing, you might want to check out Holmes Run or Accotink Creek. Those are both Delayed Harvest areas, so any trout caught from those streams has to be released and cannot be kept until June 1. The only downfall to the catch and release areas is that the fish may be more wary of taking a fly that they have already been caught on.
olivesculpin
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Re: Any hotspots?

Post by olivesculpin »

So here we are in 2011. Any hotspots you guys know of? How's Holmes Run fishing?
flyguy
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Re: Any hotspots?

Post by flyguy »

Holmes Run is one of my favorite local streams. I am so disapointed that the fishing there has been so poor this year. I was there a few days after they stocked it and a few times after that, but haven't had any luck. The first few times I went, I could at least see fish but the last few times I haven't seen any. One of the first times I went, I saw a crane or similar bird with a wingspan of about 4 feet. I think he may have taken care of most of the fish. Thats my theory at least. The lack of fish at my favorite spot has somewhat discouraged me from getting out as often as I used to. Have you had any luck finding trout anywhere, olivesculpin?
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