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hillbillydh

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I was just checkin out the dnr website and noticed that there's no report saying that either of these two rivers have been stocked so far this year. Anyone know any information on this? I'm wanting to fish there in about a week or so and I'm hoping that there will be some fish to catch because as much as I enjoy the scenery I would like a little excitement on the water.


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Both streams hold fish year 'round so if you go, I think you'll find a few regardless of if they stocked or not. Having said that, it's going to be awhile before they stock as the last I heard from the office down there, the ice and snow down in Cranberry especially is still pretty significant. See my post I just made concerning Williams River road closure also. Like I said, both streams hold fish year around whether they are currently stocking or not but getting to the streams anytime from December 1st through about the first of April is always a gamble and it just depends on the year. This year, from what I hear, has been rough for trying to get into Cranberry. Most of Williams was impassable from what I heard as of Thursday or Friday of last week. Just a bumper-deep sheet of ice and snow still on the road.


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You guys are too kind.  Everyone needs to learn that March lesson of being buried up to their axis in snow either on the Williams River Road, the Cranberry River Road, or on the Scenic Highway.  It is sort of passage of newbie flat landers that don't realize that snow in that country can last deep into April some years. 

Being buried up with no one around trying to lever yourself out with a log and strategically placed rocks is something everyone should experience at least once or maybe twice.  Not pointing fingers at myself but some lesson are better learned firsthand.  (Also riding a mountain bike into Cranberry in two feet of snow doesn't work too!!)

Keep the faith, spring will come, and the snow will melt.  Save your trips into Cranberry until Mid-April.

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" You guys are too kind.  Everyone needs to learn that March lesson of being buried up to their axis in snow either on the Williams River Road, the Cranberry River Road, or on the Scenic Highway.  It is sort of passage of newbie flat landers that don't realize that snow in that country can last deep into April some years. 

Being buried up with no one around trying to lever yourself out with a log and strategically placed rocks is something everyone should experience at least once or maybe twice.  Not pointing fingers at myself but some lesson are better learned firsthand.  (Also riding a mountain bike into Cranberry in two feet of snow doesn't work too!!)

Keep the faith, spring will come, and the snow will melt.  Save your trips into Cranberry until Mid-April."

 

Easy to say for someone who just got back from SIESTA KEY!!!!!!!

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Thanks to all the info im just in a tight spot. I've got spring break next week from college and I was hopin to make it up there I guess I will scout out some other spots in case the roads are impassable im hopin it'll melt off though.

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D@#n global warming again


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In before dcasto gets called a dumbass.
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Hey Code, heard the elk and shavers were fishing well before the rains. Ask GWW on here, tell him that your my nephew he can help.

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I can tell you from experience that the area has been stocked under worse conditions.  I posted a link from another site where a gentleman hiked in and took several pics, and I have stayed in there unde worse conditions and the truck passed camp.  The trip in comment was last weekend.  BTW the link with the pics is:

http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31239


I can pull out pics of our trip where we awoke to 6" of overnight snow.  Was truly a blast, cause we were the only dumba$$e$ there. 



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I haven't seen a post from Hobbs in a while, but I remember his signature was a John Wayne quote that went something like this; "Life is hard. Its harder when you're stupid."

I'm not trying to insult you because you did the right thing by asking the question. Life is much easier on the backroads of West Virginia when encountering what doesn't look like very much snow to just turn around and avoid it.

Life is much harder when what at first didn't really lool like very much snow is deep enough to support the chasis of your 4 X 4 and your tires are nowhere near touching the ground. I should know I've done this twice. There won't be a third time.

The next time I get adventurous in March/April with my West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer and encounter snow on a mountain road, I'm going to turn around and head right back to the motel. I've never forgot the scene from the movie Urban Cowboy where Uncle Bob says to Bud that he is glad that the good Lord gave him such a big throat because as many times that he had swallow his pride, he had yet to choke to death.



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Figured the thread would get political and turn to crap; just stating i was "in" before that happened lol.
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dh, check your PM's!  I sent a PM even before I knew you were grizz's nephew...

For that (being his nephew), I am deeply sorry...  hehehehe...

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Mke Shingleton Spoke at our TU meeting this week. He said that both the Cranberry and Williams are too hazardous for the truck to access, He expected them to open up soon, perhaps this week. With that said others have mentioned that both of these rivers hold plenty of fish.

Liberate yourself from the truck!!!

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Roscoe, right on!

The weather really causes a lot of the "crowding" problems on the Cranberry. That creek is due for a certain poundage of fish every year, whether it receives them January-June or April to June.

To catch up from the missed stockings, they are forced to stock two, sometimes three times per week. Guess what type of a circus that creates?

Personally, I'd love to see the section between the two gates receive just fingerlings. Wow, imagine that!


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Personally, I'd love to see the section between the two gates receive just fingerlings. Wow, imagine that!



That would be awesome.  Pressure = nearly zero until it turned into a true destination stream much like the Elk has become.  Either way it would be awesome.

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With all this talk about Cranberry, when they actually stock the Catch and Release, do they stock it heavily or very limited? Fished it a couple of years ago during very cold temps and didn't do to well.
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Why would you love to see fingerlings stocked between the two gates?
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Why would you love to see fingerlings stocked between the two gates?

Because it has great potential to be tremendous wild fishery (currently is to a certain degree). Limiting stockings to supplemental fingerling stockings would help that.

Would the folks that want a limit of 6 adult stockers like this, probably not.




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Totally understand and I thought that's what you meant.  Just wanted that cleared up a bit.

"The pick your own rock crowd" would certainly not enjoy this.  
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Bubba i know where you live.

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HaHa!!!

Swing on by....  I need a DNA sample anyways...  hehehe...

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Personally, I'd love to see the section between the two gates receive just fingerlings. Wow, imagine that!

This ^^^^^^


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I agree. Two years ago I fished Cranberry around Dogway and had a fella see me catch a trout. He immediately moves to a rock above me and feeds line out of his spin reel to let his bait drift past me into the hole I was fishing. I swore I would never fish the catch and keep section again. It has taken me two years but I think I may try to make it up there this year and fish the catch and release. It really is a pretty river, I just hate getting so mad over rude people while I am fishing. You would think a six or seven mile jaunt above the gate would thin out the pinheads.


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I agree. Two years ago I fished Cranberry around Dogway and had a fella see me catch a trout. He immediately moves to a rock above me and feeds line out of his spin reel to let his bait drift past me into the hole I was fishing. I swore I would never fish the catch and keep section again. It has taken me two years but I think I may try to make it up there this year and fish the catch and release. It really is a pretty river, I just hate getting so mad over rude people while I am fishing. You would think a six or seven mile jaunt above the gate would thin out the pinheads.


  I tend to think the same way..

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