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Paint opener fishing report

Discussion in 'South East Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by Nikotav1, May 1, 2017.

  1. jaytothekizzay

    jaytothekizzay

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    Any brook trout fishery in south east michigan, is extremely difficult to access, let alone fish. The few wild brookie populations in the area are all on private, brush choked land. However the fish are there. I personally caught brookies in se michigan on private headwaters a few years ago...was very cool
     
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  2. NPuffer

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    I used to fish the paint about 6 years ago and caught a 16" fat, strong rainbow that looking back might of been a steelhead. Haven't been back in years but am visiting my parents this weekend. Hows it fishing? Any advise for a fly fisherman would be much appreciated. PM if necessary, i know its a fragile stream.
     

  3. Nikotav1

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    fished there about 2 weeks ago caught a big brown for that creek 16 incher probably my biggest using a pink worm in a deep hole, what I noticed is there's a lot less small ones and a lot more bigger ones in the deeper holes fish around the park and library. Haven't seen many rainbows heard a 14 incher was caught but I only seen small small ones
     
  4. jaytothekizzay

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    With all this really hot weather, u may wanna give the paint a rest until temps are more suited for catch and release...unless u are keeping fish to eat. If ur gonna fish and release at least crimp your barb, will help with survival in heat stress

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  5. Matthew Peisert

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    They're brood stock. Spawners from the hatchery that get too old to produce
     
  6. Nutsboat

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    They don't stock rainbows in the paint. Some do get past yates. I think there is natural reproduction.
     
  7. fishpig

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    Those little rainbows in the Paint are hatched there. Lots of steelhead spawn in that creek.
     
  8. slammer

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    Yep. Natural reproduction of resident fish as well as running steelhead make it over the dam all the time.
     
  9. fisheater

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    The City of Auburn Hills plants about 700 rainbows in the 12" to 18" range annually for the Kid' Fishing Derby in June. I have caught them downstream of the confluence with Paint Creek. I believe that would be a much more likely explanation of adult rainbows in Paint Creek.
     
  10. Nutsboat

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    I'm amazed that folks deny natural reproduction in the paint. So those little rainbows with Parr marks are stocked, huh?
     
  11. Nikotav1

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    No one really cares this post is months old anyone know how to mute this
     
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  12. Nutsboat

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    Thanks buddy!
     
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  13. fisheater

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    I am not denying natural reproduction in the Paint. I am saying a 14-16 inch rainbow is much, much more likely to be an Auburn Hills plant. Genetic steelhead are much more likely to seek the big water, than to decide that Paint Creek is home.