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Clear Creek

Discussion in 'Southeast Ohio Fishing Reports' started by PoleSnatcher, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. Planing on fishing Clear Creek around the lnacaster/rockbridge area this spring. any tips? I hear that there are NATURAL trout in this stream


    thanks
     
  2. I don't believe there are any natural trout in there. The only trout I know of in Clear Creek are the stocked browns which aren't a native species. There might be some reproduction by the stocked browns since that stream is pretty high quality. I don't think there are any brookies in there nor have there ever been.

    There is a Clear Creek in PA that has native Brook Trout. Maybe someone confused that stream with the one in OH?

    I've only fished it once and didn't catch poo but I'm not much of a fisherman with a flyrod :(

    Steve
     

  3. anyone else ever fish this stream?
     
  4. Hey Dave, wonder if there are any smallies in there? I'm assuming that since it's a tributary of the Hocking that there should be. Maybe we can try it out on a little wading trip this coming spring.
     
  5. me and my boss were talking about doing it this spring, it's only about 10mins. from where I work so just about any day would be good. I'll let you know doug. up for rose lake again??? :D
     
  6. I'm up for Rose Lake if its a little warmer! Although if this cold weather keeps up, we'll have to wait a little bit for some open water. I'm ready to give a spillway a shot once water gets back to normal. I want to hit Deer Creek sometime once everything returns to normal (for this time of year)!
     
  7. if I rember I'll go and check out the spill way monday or tuesday. Too cold to be out fishing too long, hopefully I'm not sick this trip to rose lake llike last time. any idea when they are stocking?
     
  8. Rose Lake has been stocked since October. I'll agree with you, TOO COLD to be out now. With all I have to do at school, I should be working every chance I get. However, I do have to take a break sometime :D !
    I did see the weather for the upcoming week. Except for Tuesday and Wednsday, I think, weather will be cold with temps around 20 through the day. I say forget this month and see what's happening in Feb.
     
  9. gonefishin'

    gonefishin' Lifestyle Farmer

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    Since I live in the Lancaster area I was very interested to find out about this area also. Clear Creek runs through a Metro Park. metroparks.net
    I talked to a co-worker who is a hiker and he said the access to the creek within the park is good. This seems like my kind of fishing so I too will be visiting this place in the spring. I may run down there today since I got off work early and see what it looks like.
     
  10. Hey GoinFishin, do you know what the smallie fishing is like in Clear Creek? It's a trib of the Hocking so I'm thinking it may have some potential. Would love a few new places to chase some smallies!
     
  11. I was thinking the same thing doug, gone, maybe you can meet us down there sometime after it warms up some. Maybe when it hits the 40's and ice out we can get some trout out of there?
     
  12. gonefishin'

    gonefishin' Lifestyle Farmer

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    The official scoop is that there are smallies and brown trout. I usually take several rods so I think now one of them will be a fly rod. I checked it out last night and I'm mad at myself for not knowing about this sooner. I've lived out there 12+ years and this jewel was right under my nose. I shot some photos and will get them here tonight. It looks really good as far as stream fishing goes. Lots of access an the water looks good. There are parking lots with picnic areas, grills, porta pottys. Overall a well taken care of park. The info I got says the best time to fish for Brown trout is February and March. Brrrrr! I'm gonna try it.
     
  13. Gonefishin, do you know if there is alot of cover, primarily wood or rocks, in that park of Clear Creek that flows through the Metropark? The majority of success for smallies in the Hocking usually takes place near logs and other wood cover, then rocks. I'll be looking forward to some pictures
     
  14. It does indeed look like a great place with lots of easy access, guess I'll have to dust of the waders and UL earlier then planed!!!


    When we going?
     
  15. Hey Dave, other guys on this site who fish for smallies say that you can catch them all year long as long as there is no ice. Just have to fish deep and slow in the pools. But I'm gonna say that spring break in March is my target time to start fishing for bass, smallmouth and largemouth.
    Depending on the rest of the winter, the smallie action could be getting started about then and fish moving shallow to take advantage of warming water. If we have a mild rest of winter, then things could be good. I've got the waders and light action rod ready to go, so lets plan on maybe spring break time.
     
  16. when is spring break for us? I havn't seen any spring quarter books out yet???
     
  17. gonefishin'

    gonefishin' Lifestyle Farmer

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    Here's the photos I promised. Sorry it took so long. Enjoy!


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  18. gonefishin'

    gonefishin' Lifestyle Farmer

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    I asked for a stocking report on Clear Creek from ODNR. These guys are really good about answering questions. Thanks. Appears as though they stock about 3500 yearlings in Oct. or Nov. and have done so since '98. If I'm not mistaken a yearling fish should be 6 or 8" ? Maybe one of you knowledgeable guys can enlighten us all





    Stocking Summary
    WATER SPECIES STAGE Numbers Pounds Size Wt (g) Remarks
    DATE FORM ID # SOURCE (mm) Remarks
    Acres
    CLEAR CREEK 04100 0
    1998
    10/30/1998 LO74 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 1,750 240.9 164.2 62.31
    10/30/1998 LO73 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 1,750 240.2 164.2 62.31
    Stage Sum with average size and weight 3,500 481.0 164.2 62.31
    Species Sum 3,500 481.0
    Year Sum 3,500 481.0
    1999
    11/09/1999 LO136 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 1,152 192.0 197.4 75.67
    11/09/1999 LO135 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 1,200 200.0 197.4 75.67
    11/09/1999 LO134 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 1,152 192.0 197.4 75.67
    Stage Sum with average size and weight 3,504 584.0 197.4 75.67
    Species Sum 3,504 584.0
    Year Sum 3,504 584.0
    2000
    11/07/2000 LO286 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 1,759 272.0 200.0 70.16
    11/07/2000 LO285 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 1,760 272.0 200.0 70.16
    Stage Sum with average size and weight 3,519 544.0 200.0 70.16
    Species Sum 3,519 544.0
    Year Sum 3,519 544.0
    2001
    11/19/2001 LO341 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 1,750 301.0 195.4 78.09
    11/19/2001 LO340 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 1,750 301.0 195.4 78.09
    Stage Sum with average size and weight 3,500 602.0 195.4 78.09
    Species Sum 3,500 602.0
    Year Sum 3,500 602.0
    2002
    11/19/2002 LO365 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 3,500 564.0 196.0 73.22
    Stage Sum with average size and weight 3,500 564.0 196.0 73.22
    Species Sum 3,500 564.0
    Year Sum 3,500 564.0

    WATER SPECIES STAGE Numbers Pounds Size Wt (g) Remarks
    DATE FORM ID # SOURCE (mm) Remarks
    Acres
    2003
    10/29/2003 LO430 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 1,751 303.0 193.0 78.54
    10/29/2003 LO429 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 1,751 303.0 193.0 78.54
    Stage Sum with average size and weight 3,502 606.0 193.0 78.54
    Species Sum 3,502 606.0
    Year Sum 3,502 606.0
    2004
    10/27/2004 LO506 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 1,699 309.0 200.9 82.58
    10/27/2004 LO505 LOSFH BROWN TROUT YEARLING 1,804 328.0 200.9 82.58
    Stage Sum with average size and weight 3,503 637.0 200.9 82.58
    Species Sum 3,503 637.0
    Year Sum 3,503 637.0
    Lake Sum 24,528 4,018.0