Token Creek, Creek and Pond

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5/7/16 @ 11:37 PM
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MarshRunner14
MarshRunner14
USER since 4/22/15

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

Went out at 730 this morning and not a single bite... patiently waiting for the white bass run.

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6/29/15 @ 6:16 AM
eckes
eckes
USER since 1/28/07
Good point Chuck - I don't bowfish so I didn't think- certainly don't want to get anyone in trouble. If anyone enjoys catching big carp and eating, smoking or using them in their garden - go for it! Smile

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6/28/15 @ 8:17 PM
chuckc
chuckc
USER since 3/21/14
Be careful and read the reg's. Some of that is trout stream and having bow fishing equipment on trout streams is a no no. Chuck

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6/28/15 @ 10:28 AM
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eckes
eckes
USER since 1/28/07

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waxing Gibbous
Went to the Token Creek park and fished by those 2 big culverts- caught 1 14" sucker, was lazy fishing and drinking coffee. But if there are any bowfisherman out there- I watched 5 big carp swim around the top of the water- if you are any good at all I think you could have some fun there... Not sure what you do with them after- but just sayin!!?? Anyone getting any trout out of there? If so and you wanna message me - I would actually throw a spinner or something if I knew where - not a lot of luck but I haven't walked the river much... Nice AM anyway- good luck all

J

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4/22/15 @ 3:19 PM
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MarshRunner14
MarshRunner14
USER since 4/22/15

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waxing Crescent
The action is just starting to pick up as the air temp outside warms up. If you want to get any good fishing done you need to go down buckley rd, right off of the TA Truck Stop and to the DNR parking lot. You can choose to walk down the tracks and go off of the bridge, which can be very productive at times. Went down there about a week ago and there was a carp sitting on a weed bed and a catfish swimming right near the shore. You can also get some decent bass action from the bridge. Now, if you know the area, you should walk towards the river. Fish at the bends, the water is a lot deeper there, about eight feet in some spots at this time of year. Best presentation out there would be nightcrawler on a hook with a sinker and a bobber. Spinner works good when the white bass start running into the creek, usually the first or second week in May, depending on weather. Let some nightcrawler or cut bait sit on the bottom if you are wanting a cat or carp or sucker. Otherwise, let the worm sit in a couple feet of water and you almost always get a nibble, and sometimes snag out a fish. Unless you are in a boat, you are gonna need to walk the marsh, which can be a pain at times. Our family has a farm about a mile away from the creek right in the middle of the marsh. Once you know the area its not so bad. If you got time, definitely walk the marsh towards the river and fish the bends. You might snag a trout out there too.

Tight lines, Josef

Token Creek, Creek and Pond Photo
Token Creek, Creek and Pond Photo
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3/9/14 @ 10:56 AM
brooky
brooky
USER since 1/31/13
Best advice I can give you is head west and south about an hour...token creek is pretty much trout hell...they do stock the pond with 500 every year and they put alot of small brookies in the stream over the years but I have only ever seen a couple of fish come out of the stream. They are there just few and far between plus access sort of sucks. There are tons of suckers in the uppermost parts this time of year.I used to live close until last year...

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3/9/14 @ 10:41 AM
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MuskyHunter333
MuskyHunter333
USER since 3/15/12
First time there yesterday. I fished for trout the first 4 hours then I switched to carp fishing. All together nothing any help would be appreciated.

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3/5/13 @ 2:17 PM
brooky
brooky
USER since 1/31/13
I can't believe Token Creek is on here. I live close to it. According to the dnr reports, over 4500 3-5 inch brook trout have been stocked in the creek over the last ten years. Yes 4500. Also in 2010 and 2011 a total of 50 adult brook trout in the 14 inch range have been stocked. This is all in the creek not the pond. I have fished the creek by the ponds and never had a bite. I have seen hundreds of suckers in the spring upstream from the ponds. When they removed the dam and restored the creek from the ponds to the actual springs, sinkholes developed and there are now warning signs that say beware you might get swallowed up at the springs. This area of the creek runs clear and doesn't look horrible. I have gone out several times on summer evenings to look for trout dimpling and have never seen a riser. If there was any population of trout in this stream you would think it would be up in this area. Now if you head west from town and take the little dirt path just after the last house on the south side of hwy 19 there is a pond that is fed by a feeder and it also feeds token creek. I have caught trout by the inlet pipe of that pond. A couple of 8 inch browns that were not stockers. A friend caught a big rainbow in Token Creek back in there maybe 15 years ago.

2002- 1000 4.9 inches, 2005 1000 5.5 inches, 2006 750 5.2 inches, 2007 263 3.5 inches, 2008 500 5.7 inches, 2009 500 4.4 inches, 2010 25 14 inches, 2011 25 13.2 inches, 2011 500 4.6 inches I personally think that if they indeed put this many fish in Token Creek someone would be catching them. I have fished everywhere there is access except for downstream of the park pond. I have walked alot and its a pain to walk but have never seen fish. I wish they had put those fish somewhere where they had a chance of surviving and where someone would actually fish for them.

I just thought about it and there are only about 3 miles of trout water on Token Creek. Where have all those fish gone ? All of them brook trout !

Edited on 3/5/13 4:51 PM
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3/5/13 @ 10:40 AM
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chivemaster
chivemaster
USER since 3/3/11

CONDITIONS
Cloudy
I would have prefered to go somewhere west of madison but to save time and gas i tried Token Creek. I got out about mid morning yesterday. This is my 2nd time fishing this creek. I didn't catch a damn thing. I didn't even see a fish which i guess isn't surprising due to the poor water clarity. In short the stream is an unfishable mess. There are LOTS of trees down in the creek. I was amazed at the ammount of weeds i was catching at this time of the year. I tried a mepps spinner, floating rapalas and countdown rapalas. The floaters gave me the least trouble and came back with the least weeds. In the end i was still happy to get out

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7/7/12 @ 1:12 PM
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eckes
eckes
USER since 1/28/07
From yesterday- decided deep hole there might hold some fish, so at 630 AM I snuck over to see what was up- maybe just a few carp but what the heck. Anyway, there is this hitch hiker sitting in the first culvert taking a bath! He wasn't a bad guy, down on his luck on his way to Fargo for work- came over by me and I gave him my coffee and an old pair of sun glasses and a granola bar I had in my truck. He appreciated it- in the heat glad I could help him a little. Fishing, got 6 sheephead- few were bigger- wish they were good for something other than catching! Saw lots of carp jumping but not biting. BUT I had a bite (was using crawlers on bottom) - very light, but I got it- an 8" crappie??!! Not sure what it was doing there- had good hook on it so it swam away fine - was diffrent to catch there... IF you want to take on the heat- crawlers on the bottom- you should at least catch some fish- Good luck and stay cool

J (Didn't see any trout- FYI)

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