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PA Spring Run Brook - Fishing

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Lat: 40.695480
Lng: -75.235069

Marker owner: dnorris

Average user rating for this marker: 5

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PA Spring Run Brook
Marker Description: Spring Run Brook is one of four springs that feed the lower Bushkill Creek in Easton, Pennsylvania. Unlike the rest, this one is overflowing with trout - wild browns. The Brook is one of these shopping cart numbers, with trash of all sorts and broken scrubby trees around it. But every good hole has trout stacked up in it. This is city, post industrial trout fishing at its best.

I heard that there was this little spring fed stream that started at 25th Street and poured into the Bushkill just above 13th Street and managed to hide in plain site along a factory, a park and a truck depot - and that trout were everywhere. Well it is all true.

The marker is placed at a good place to park along the shoulder of the factory entrance.

The wild browns are not the most vibrantly colored of the wild variety and mostly very small but a few twelve plus - they are jumpers. If you don't rate this one a five you're from New Zealand or don't like fishing for little wild trout:P Wild trout in Easton, PA you got to love it.

Visitor Comments

Re: PA Spring Run Brook Posted by dnorris Sun. April 13, 2014 02:13 pm
Perfect conditions today caught six wild browns of a pheasant tail size 14. Back before 8AM. Good Sunday trip.
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Re: PA Spring Run Brook Posted by Brownie Sun. January 29, 2012 10:18 pm
Wall pool in January.
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Re: PA Spring Run Brook Posted by dnorris Sun. January 29, 2012 10:15 pm
Fished yesterday with my Dad and we hooked a few little guys but didn't manage to land one.
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Re: PA Spring Run Brook Posted by Xray Sun. July 10, 2011 04:43 pm
Fished the water flowing down to the factory and mainly the deep pool along the cement wall. The "Wall Pool" is about five feet deep and has a nice plunge from the long cobblestone sleuce leading up to the cement wall. Beautufull factory style waters. It is the spot where a big trout should be. Caught two small native browns.
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Re: PA Spring Run Brook Posted by dnorris Mon. June 27, 2011 11:48 pm
I heard some sad news of family discord and saw some troubling emails about it as well today, so I went out to do some fishing to clear my head. I headed to Spring Run Brook and even though I got a few calls from my sisters on my cell phone that I had to answer, the hordes of trout helped out a lot with clearance. Right off the road, in the first nice cut I caught three browns on a yellow trout magnet and saw about twenty swirling. Upstream around the first bend I caught two more native brownies. Odd thing is some are grey and others bright orange, perhaps male and female. See pic of one with bright orange.

Anyway, while I was on the phone I hooked a real nice fish maybe 14 inches and it was taking out some drag and then it jumped up underneath the tree roots and snapped the line and it got caught in the tree branches when it jumped out of the water, not with the line or anything, just with its body -but it slipped back in the water eventually with the magnet in its lip. Ahh, two pound test. Made it up to the Route 22 tunnel and caught a few more; the water was ice cold and gin clear. And it cleared my head better than gin.

On the way back I got a call from my Dad and this whole family issue seemed to be resolved if only by the finality of the issues. Some things that have been said just can't be taken back even with family. For the most part the family had stopped fishing together and pretty much shows that discord was already there. I can still fish with my Dad so all the rest can flow as it goes. Yellow native browns and clear water are healing.
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Re: Spring Run Brook Brown Trout Posted by dnorris Wed. April 13, 2011 11:26 pm
Lots of rain last few days, caught one, missed two, water murky and greenish the way the Bushkill gets after rain, thought I'd have more action, went downstream this time some great deep water along a factory wall at least 5,feet deep also a big underground section under the factory thought for sure I'd catch a big one but just stood underground with water shooting out of pipes around me with the din of heavy machinery, nothing like relaxing in the great outdoors, saw twenty or so deer, above ground, love to see nature thrive with industry, when left alone, the Chernobyl effect.
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Re: Spring Run Brook Native Brown Trout Posted by dnorris Fri. April 08, 2011 12:00 am
Fished today with small yellow and red spotted Panther Martin and yellow and orange Trout Magnet. Had a strike on the first cast and caught one on the second cast. I had crazy good luck in the stretch before the brook crosses under Route 22. I walked all the way under Route 22 along the park and up to the truck depot. The fish scare easily and it is easy to spook them. But it is fun just to see so many wild trout. I caught seven or eight. Check me pics.
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