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Posted on January 13, 2012 | Permalink

Carroll Creek

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Carroll Creek

This report is from 10 days ago, but I doubt the fishing has changed. Carroll Creek has remained my #1 place to catch numbers of fish for about 2 years now. It's species include Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Rainbow Trout, Redear Sunfish, and a couple Common Carp farther downstream. I only have about 2 years left to fish it, so I fish it as much as I can. The upper reaches, by Baughman's Lane down to Route 15, are only stocked during the Spring. This is also known as Waterford Park. There are a couple good holes up there, and they are not as pressured as where the creek flows through Baker Park. There is one particular hole that is great in the Spring, it is right below where Rock Creek flows in. I caught 5 Rainbows, in both the pressured spots and the less pressured spots in Baker Park. You can figure out which spots are better with simple logic. If it is hard to fish, or requires a little bushwhacking to get to, then it will hold more fish. This remains true in all streams. All fish were caught twitching a White Trout Magnet. Although when I started to fish the more pressured spots...White did nothing. I tried Chartreuse, then Salmon, then an Orange/Yellow, but finally Purple Redemption turned them on. Twitching is a different method of working Trout Magnet without the float. I like to use it when the stream is a little more pressured, or if the fish are hungrier. Another method some of the fish were caught on was a method that I have invented. I call it Bottom Bouncing. I like to throw it as far upstream as possible. Usually in a riffle that leads into a deep pool. Just throw it upstream and reel in keeping the line tight but not controlling the jig. Let it drift downstream, if it gets snagged, then open your bail and let the lure free. If that doesn't work, you can try to move to a different angle to try and pull it free. And finally if that doesn't work, you can attach a bobber (or strike indicator, as Trout Magnet calls it) to your line and throw it in the current and open your bail. This will create downstream friction causing more resistance on your lure/bait, and hopefully pulling your lure free. Those were fish #880 -- #885 of the year. The blog is updated weekly, check out the Events page for local fishing events. Happy Fishing!

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Carp, Sunfish, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass