Re: NANFA-- unusual creek names

Jeffrey Fullerton (
Thu, 10 Aug 2000 21:40:22 -0400

Late reply
Greenlick Creek is the closest real "crick" to me. About a seven minute walk from
my door. Has a few nice types of fish - Blacknosed Dace, Creek Chubs, Bluntnosed
Minnows, Common Shiner, Sand and Silvery Shiner. Plus Rainbow, Fantail and Johnny
Darters and Mottled Sculpin. The typical upland stream fauna of Western
Pennsylvania. The lower reaches were especially impressive before impoundment by
a dam in the 1970s. It meanderd thru a bottomland forest with skunk cabbage,
alder thickets - a marsh with sweet flag , water hemlock, blue flag and other
wetland plant plus thriving populations of Wood Turtles, Queen Snakes and
Northern Leopard Frogs!

The bottomlands are gone now and a warm water fishery has taken their place.
Standard fare - Bass, bluegill, pumpkinseed, pike, Crappie, Yellow Perch.
Walleye, Bullheads , Channel Cats Flathead Catfish and in the shallows bluntnosed
minnows are sometimes found in great schools. You can sometimes catch big Golden
Shiners almost a foot long.

Upper Greenlick near the headwaters I haven't been to in years. I talked to a guy
who lives up on the mountain by it and he says it's quite a nice trout stream.
Hasn't been stocked for many years since they drew down the big resivore and the
trout hatchery went out of business. But he says there are reproducing
populations of the native brook and rainbow and brown.
Mike & I will have to go up there sometime this summer.
The forests up there are pretty old and there are also good opportunities for
herping. Everything from Red Salamanders to box turtles and copperheads!


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