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pine creek v.s. trout brook

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i want to get into my first brookie one of these days. has anyone ever fished any of these creeks?

tips would be great

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While normally it can be dangerous to discuss creeks by name on the internet...

Pine has no brookies, it's a marginal stream.

Trout brook has brookies, very small. Stream probably under a lot of pressure.

I got my first brookie though from trout brook. You'll just have to go elsewhere to find a decent sized one.

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thanks tom,

also, how is the population of browns in trout brook? i haven't caught a brown in a few years!

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There are a some. I think the population is small. IIRC the ratio for me is 10 to 1 brookies to browns.

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Also, I would encourage catch and release on these streams as they seem to be pressured a great deal and they are not big streams. Maybe some day nice fish will come out of them.

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I am not sure. These are very small streams. I doubt much of anything else. Perhaps some small chubs?

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Roughfish, which Pine Creek are you referring to? There are a few in the upper midwest. I'm like Tom, I normally won't discuss specific streams on the internet, especially little streams. But I do know that Pine Creek's in MN and in WI both hold brookies. The one in MN has some brookies in the upper stretches, but in my opinion it's had better days. I've noticed the water quality and clarity have been reduced in the past decade. Lots of pastureland lower down that I'm sure adds sediment and warms the water some. The Pine in WI has had some TU improvement projects done on it in the last couple of years. You won't find any monsters here, but you'll definitely find brookies.

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Trout Brook has a very small brown population. The brook runs into the Canon River, which has a variety of species for you to fish. The brookies in Trout Brook are on the small side.

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