June 5, 2023 Macroinvertebrate survey of Apple Creek at Grosjean Park in Wooster, OH
High populations of black midge larvae under rocks in Apple Creek.
To the left is Gary Pugh who built the beautiful, 3-wt fly rod for our Sippo Lake CFRTU/Fly Tying Get-Together on March 25. The raffle winner (right) is a very happy Jack Gravo.
A very beautiful raffle prize.
The group of Wounded Warriors that CFRTU chapter members mentored in fly fishing on Cold Creek at Castalia.
Fly fishing one of the honey holes in Cold Creek.
Daral Jackwood with winner of free fly rod and reel.
A very happy Wounded Warrior.
Trout are free to swim away.
More trout stocked in Apple Creek.
Fly fishing clinic student catches his first trout on a fly rod. The trout was carefully released in compliance with our “catch and release” request.
As a part of the learn to fly fishing clinic, students practice tying fly patterns at the ODNR/DOW District 3 headquarters at Portage Lakes in Akron.
Past President Steve Slack presents TFO rod & reel won by raffle winner Arlen Miller at the October chapter meeting.
Macroinvertebrate survey of Apple Creek at Grosjean Park in Wooster
TIC Trout release into Apple Creek.
Group of Wounded Warriors learned to fly fish with help from chapter members on Cold Creek at Castalia, November 12, 2021.
Randy Rowe with a pretty July rainbow trout from Apple Creek
We sure wish visitors to Grosjean Park would not leave behind their litter.
Rainbows on the Clear Fork River. It’s a double!
Randy Rowe has been tying up the Aurora nymph, a top fly for fishing the upper Clear Fork River for brown trout.
Chris with a big Clear Fork River rainbow.
Steve with nice eastern tributary steelhead.
Harry with a pretty buck!
Skip with a 5-pound hen.
Brian Dalton with a pretty golden rainbow trout caught and released from Apple Creek above and a big brown trout below.
On October 9, TU members and friends stocked 400 plus trout in Apple Creek, then followed up with a survey for aquatic insects.
Walking buckets to holding areas in stream for stocked trout.
A bucket of fish swim happily away in Apple Creek.
A golden trout swims free.
A kick seine used to sample aquatic insects.
Looking for aquatic insects sampled from Apple Creek
On July 21-22 Apple Creek and Grosjean Park was flooded by heavy rains on the watershed. The creek overflowed with 15 feet of water including 5-feet in the parking lot. Here are some of the piles of trees and logs removed from the creek as well as a few of the more than 100 tires, refrigerators, mattresses, etc. removed by heavy equipment. Members voluntered to remove the small litter; bottles, cans, plastic, Styrofoam and much more. Some new deep holes were created by the storm, others were filled in with silt, sand and gravel. The stream is now ready for the October and November stocking.
Visitors from Geneva, NY, find steel in Ohio tributary.
Kyle with a pretty Ashtabula steelhead.
Pictures below from last day of 2018.
Pictures from Apple Creek
Apple Creek stocked for a second time this fall on November on Saturday, November 17. Please help us sustain the fishery by practicing Catch & Release and using only flies and lures, no bait fishing please. Remind others who may not be aware of our request to follow these practices. Thanks!
Pictures from the October 20, 2018 stocking of Apple Creek at Grosjean Park in Wooster and the October 20 and 21 Fly Fishing Clinics.
June 9 macroinvertebrate survey of Apple Creek at Grosjean Park.
Fishing pictures from Clear Fork River, spring 2018.
“Learn to fly fish” program, CFRTU teams up with OHIO DOW.