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08-15-2006, 05:47 PM
Is it possible to get any of the browns that they put in there in the spring this early or do the all leave and return later in the fall? I have only caught them in like oct./nov. a few years ago and I believe they had just stocked them. I used mostle a black wollybugger on them.
08-20-2006, 09:18 AM
I've kind of been looking hard at this myself lately. I've caught searuns in July-August while fishing for stripers in that area. And a lot of stories have come out since asking the same question, but no distinct pattern can be developed from the bits and pieces.
The long and short is, there are a lot of holdovers that are scattered in that area but like any new area of interest, I'm not sure what to say.
08-20-2006, 10:44 AM
Here are a few good links in the UK.
10-03-2006, 07:45 PM
I have spent allot of time fishing Scortons Creek down the cape in the winter for them. Never saw one or met anyone who did. Everyone swore they were there though. I caught some obvious stockies in the brachish water but that was it. Maybe I will try Berry this winter? There must be some demarcation were you can fish there after the season cloes, were it is technically salt water.
10-03-2006, 10:02 PM
lowall, that line of demarcation is called Venture Rd, which is just past Brackett Rd if your headed South on Rt 1A
Salters – fishing license required; daily limit one fish; no size limit; can
take by angling only; no closed season, except:
Berry Brook – closed season March 2-August 15 from Venture
Rd. inland to the beginning of the prominent large rock area
upstream. During open season, restricted to single-hook artificial
lures and flies.
Note: Closed year-round to all fishing from the
prominent large rock area to Sagamore Rd.
But it looks as though it has been extended untin March 1St this is out of the Saltwater Book page 20
10-04-2006, 11:25 AM
I will have to check out the Regs and the Gazetter. I now have my White Whale for the winter.
If I get one I will Have a PW mount done.
I am thinking it will be a great place to learn how to use my centerpin setup. Troting a float with a grass shrimp got to catch something!
10-04-2006, 12:34 PM
Lowwall, give me a holler when you decide to try Berry Brook. I'd love to meet up with you over there (my neck of the woods).
I understand they stocked on or about Tuesday 9/19. Browns yes, true seasruns maybe. Near as I can tell it gets very little pressure, at least I seldom see cars parked by the Brackett Rd. bridge
10-04-2006, 07:58 PM
Good point. My understanding of the Berry Brook situation is that F&G only stocks browns in an effort to create sea run browns not salters. My reference as to "maybe searuns" is that I wouldn't consider a fresh stocked fish even if it were stocked into brackish water, a searun until it has overwintered a season. Pretty subjective and a nice trout is a nice trout regardless .
The objective of the F&G program is apparently to introduce a hearty fish that might overwinter in the salt/estuarine environment of Berrys Brook, Little Harbor. F & G doesn't expect them to breed but the have some data that suggests they do manage to make it for several seasons, resulting in some really big fish.
The only place I've heard of any salter fishing is on the Cape, most notably Scorton's Creek and a couple spots in Maine and the Canadian maritimes. It would be interesting to know if guys that work this fishery hard make a distinction.
10-04-2006, 09:01 PM
I have also been interested in trying berry, I live very close by but have never fished it. I have caught a salter before but in another rive rin maine. I have also caught rainbows that have been stocked what looked like the year previoius and have lived int he ocean through the summer. I have yet to get a true searun brown though and would really like to this year. I have seeen some mosters, one guys had a picture of one estimated to be around 20lbs moster I tell ya!
10-05-2006, 06:51 AM
There is an article in On the water magizine (MAR 2005) about the Red Brook in Warhem,MA (Near Canal). They did a Spot on the place on there TV show as well. There is a breading population of native brookies. Here is some info on the place.
20LB Brown! Regardless of how it is clasified it will keep cabin Fever Away.
My Last outing for sea runs was about 8yrs ago. Fishing Scortons in January. Was walking along a Marshy area through some shallow partially frozen puddles. Well one of the "puddles" was about 8ft deep! I was coverd from head to toe with some super stinky mud. Drove home from the Cape in my Under wear. Got some looks at Dunkin Doughnuts Drive threw.
I am ready to put that incident behind me and try again!
10-05-2006, 06:52 AM
Can the Berry be fished with out a water craft? If it can, do you need to bring the waiders? I have wanted to try it for a couple of years now. They say the Parker R. down my way have sea runs too BUT nobody has witnessed them first hand.
Its easily fished w/o craft. You could probably fish w/o waders too. Just hippers. Some of it would depend on the tide. It runs through a marsh to the N side fo Bracketts Rd in Rye. I've only fished/walked the area a couple times but its pretty easy to get around without getting in the water. But then again I've never landed one there either.
10-07-2006, 05:41 PM
fished berrys three times this week with no luck or indication of any fish there last few years they were rising like crazy just before dark
10-09-2006, 06:29 AM
I fished the marsh section of Berry's on the incoming tide, there was nothing going on there. I parked on Bracket Rd. and walked down along the brook. Didn't see any activity, water was very high though.
10-09-2006, 07:14 AM
Yeah, huge tides last week.
They way I hear tell is that these fish are released and they head out and return later in the season. However, I also hear that because they are not well imprinted they may be showing up in a lot of different streams.
That's also unverified rumor so take it as it comes.
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