crab creek

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  1. Trent

    Trent Ugly member

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    iagree Start at the bridges. If you do okey there, go explore the harder to reach areas of that stream. My guess as to why folks are not willing to readly tell people where these spots are, is because of what Jim said, it takes alot of gas and time to find them. Some guys work pretty damn hard to find these small streams that they like to fish. I spent pretty much a whole summer a while back just exploring the headwaters and tributaries of one river. I still have more to explore, including alot more water on the other fork to this "S" river.
     
  2. HauntedByWaters

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    That is part of it.

    But also, for me, the other part is solitude. I really like it. I go fish in places with fewer fish even, just to be alone or alone with a close friend.

    When these places start to get discovered and whored out on the internet, they are no longer places of solitude and they completely change for me. This is why I hate posting specific places on the net.

    Let the loners be alone!
     
  3. Dustin Bise

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    ok here is the bottom line on the issue. its great if u like to keep a secert or whatever but some people wont care. u can cry about it for days on end, but in the end people are gonna talk. its not YOUR creek and your solitude isnt really a reasonable request on public land. if u want solitude, hook up with a private property owner.
     
  4. Fast Action Freddie

    Fast Action Freddie Having a drink in The Buff

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    actually the bottom line is this: we all know a long list of places that used to provide better fishing or fishing experience "back when" before the internet forums existed (including already completely "known" places that now get slammed just because they get "talked up" on the board ... sure, it was no secret and no new news, but the talk sure can get a lot of people to show up at the same time ... ). so i completely 100% agree "it is not YOUR creek" -- but you owe it to yourself (if you care about a fishery) to ask yourself before you post: if my post sends dozens of people (new or already "in the know") to fishery X, could it make the fishing or fishing experience worse? (especially over time as things spread).

    if the answer is no - post away. that's why i post freely about lenice, nunnally, dry falls, yakima, etc. they've reached a state of equilibrium (i.e. already at maximum visitation) so cannot be compromised. IMO

    if the answer is yes -- an influx of people could make the fishing or fishing experience worse -- don't post, or if you do, then i'd have to ask: did you actually really care about the fishery (or your fishing experience there)???

    just suggesting we think before we post -- whether it's about a fishery or Jimmy LeMert :)

    btw - Jimmy, if you're out there, if you could set me up with a sweet deal on a 3 wt set up like you did for my friend Joe - please drop me a PM :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  5. Trent

    Trent Ugly member

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    Also, to expand on this idea, I have a question. Have you ever fished a small stream behind someone else (even a 1/2 a mile or so behind them)? If you, like me, fish alot of small streams, I'm guessing you know where I'm headed with this.

    These smaller streams don't have the number of fish in them that bigger streams do. So if someone is up ahead of you fishing, the chances are you ain't going to hook up with much fish. There have been times on a few of the more "well known" small streams that I fish that I was able to tell if someone was fishing ahead of me, even if I didn't see them or their vehicle. Sure enough, quite fishing and just cruise in the direction you were headed and you will see someone there fishing. Now you could be rude (depends on who you talk to), and creep past them in the woods and jump in ahead of them. In my opinion this is rude, I will just leave and go to a different stream (we have enough of them in this state). On that last note, when fishing with someone else, it is best to use a "leap frog" method of fishing a small stream, or just head in different directions, don't hog the good fishing to yourself, be considerate of the guy you are fishing with. Also, alot of small streams fall under statewide rules (not just fly fishing, you can use powerbait in these waters if you want to), so that means that people can go to them and not release the fish they catch. If you posted one of them on the forum, I garentee that the fishing in that stream would get destroyed, it doesn't take long for people who keep everything they catch to deplete one of those small streams.

    Also, it takes work to find "good" little streams. Why should I do all the work just to turn around and give it to a stranger for free? Don't get me wrong here I have no problem "shareing" info with someone else, or taking them out to one for a days fishing. I just don't like to spout it out for free.
     
  6. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    iagree I don't like to run into anyone when out fishing either. If I do, I'll pick up and move elsewhere. And I also agree that fishing behind someone on a small stream can be counterproductive unless you give that water a fair amount of time to rest.
     
  7. Dustin Bise

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    you shouldnt. you should just come to WFF and youll find every secert stream ever :)
     
  8. Trent

    Trent Ugly member

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    They are only "secret" because folks look for them on WFF or other internet sources;) They would not be such a big secret if more people grabbed their maps, gas money and went searching all the little blue lines:D
     
  9. luv2fly2

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    to answer the morgan lake road thing. leave othello on mcmannamon road going northwest. take the first paved road to the right in about 5 miles. go a couple of miles to gravel and continue to crab creek. keep going to the tee and everything from there north to sullivan dam is closed. it is called marsh unit 0ne. there are some huge fish in that area but it is no fishing. mike w
     
  10. FlyMeARiver

    FlyMeARiver Da Mailman! Making sure you get yours!

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    If I was still in Washington, I could take off and go someplace that nobody else goes because it is too far or too far down hill that they don't want to climb.

    Jim[/QUOTE]

    :DAnd where would that be???:D Just Kiddin!! I agree with you, the best way is just to go scout and explore!
     
  11. troutcatcher6

    troutcatcher6 New Member

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    How about Tokio?
     
  12. Gatorator

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    There's a book called Flyfishers Guide to Washington? I'll have to get it and see about some new spots.
     
  13. Mike

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    Hmmmm! Desert Creeks! Taken this weekend. Not a human footprint there besides my own. Figuring out where these places are is not difficult. The hard part is taking the time to get there. Caught more fish then I have fingers and toes. There are some large ones. Most in the 6” – 12” range.

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  14. Blake Harmon

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    iagree
     
  15. Blake Harmon

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    You sure it was just your footprints there ? haha