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My fishing partner and I decided to check out a couple of spots for brookies on Friday afternoon and check on the moose and deer at the same time.We caught and released well over one hundred trout between us.I used a 5wt.fly rod and buddy used a light spinning outfit and we pinched down the barbs.Still,should it be legal to catch that many trout in a few hours? I think there should be some kind of a law against fishing that good! Hoooooooooooows abooooooooooout it?
 

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Yes, it should be.....LOL Well you asked. When I fly fish, i pinch down the barb and unless I really want to keep the fish, I give it slack so it can get off on it's own, saves the stress and handling and hopefully reduces the mortality rate. If I do handle the fish, I wet my hands first. If they're bleeding in the gill area from taking the fly deep, I keep them unless it's mandatory to release.
 

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I'm looking to take some kids fishing soon to a place where they actually catch some fish. Are you willing to share the location even a general direction. LOL
 

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Usually people are complaining because they don't catch anything and here it's because you catch too much trouts?


I never complains about too much trouts, but if this is the case for your spot you should go barbless, you won't hurt them and you can release them pretty quick as well..
 

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Hey Brad,No PM's yet and I would expect that most would know I wouldn't give that info. out on a forum such as this.I've found that you can't even trust your friends,[some of them,anyways],when it comes to the location of hunting and fishing spots.I just made the post to amuse myself with the feed-back,but the post is truthfull.I would have posted some photos and video,but it seems quite complicated and time consuming,so I'll leave that for another time when I figure the site out a little better.Cheers and Tight Lines! Riverboy
 

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I have a few spots in the Saint John -- Barnesville areas where I'd be willing to share locations for people looking to take their kids out to catch some brook trout.

Generally, I don't mind sharing my spots. I just enjoy to fish. Giving away a 'secret' spot to me really means nothing, in all honesty.

So if somebody is looking for a good spot in the Barnesville area to catch brook trout after brook trout, let me know. I have a good, private spot in mind for you.

But, i'd prefer if it were so you could take a kid out to enjoy catching a bunch of fish. Just send me a message.

(You'll literally catch brook trout, after brook trout, after brook trout.)
 

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i always like that sort of problem. same with when it happens with stripers,
and smallies,
and smelt,
early browns....
...never mind! lol!!!!
 

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OK Irvine,Spill the beans! If it means nothing to you,let 'er rip! I'd love to know a super spot in the Saint John area,in case I'm ever down that way.Cheers.....Riverboy
 

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I don't think brookies should be fished for sport. I only release them when they're too big or too small. but don't worry, I don't fish for them often, and I don't keep many, maybe two or three for myself.
 

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Sounds like a spot I fish, my cousin and I take a couple trips in a summer, its a long bike drive in then an even longer bushwhacking walk in but the fishing is phenomenal, trout every cast, we pick a size slot that we will keep say between 9 and 14" and throw every thing else back except ones that are hooked badly, on this particular brook the average is usally about 9-10 inches with a few monsters as well. We usually have a limit before we get very far down the stream, we could easily catch hundreds of trout in a day if we wanted to catch and release everything and only keep the biggest of the big but no sense hooking and potentially hurting that many trout if you don't need to
 

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@ pond jumper:

Yeah, this particular spot is a small pond. The brook runs down a fair sized mountain, in to this pond (the pond is at the bottom of the mountain), and at the other end of the pond, the brook flows for a short distance and hits a good sized lake.

The fishing is great, especially when taking kids. They have a blast.

But yeah, the spot is perfect as the brook flows down the mountain from one side, and exits in to a good sized lake at the other (the pond being in the middle), so the fish hold up there before trekking to the lake.
 
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