Hey guys just wanted to share this, finally had a day off Saturday buddy of mine said they stocked the Maury river so we headed up there Sunday river was so high couldn't fish it. We left there and went to hidden valley there was a sign in the empty parking lot said code red no fishing or doing anything there short version so we headed to poorfarm rt 623 had the same sign there. I looked it up after i got home 2.5 hour drive and found a news report said truck overturned carrying 9000 gallons of fuel lost 4500 and the truck was in the middle of the river! There was nothing on the dwr site about it i have emailed them but dont know if its posted yet. Just trying to save someone some time if you trout fish, i reckon I should have went to the lake but my list is over this evening so striper time with no interruptions! Except work of course, tight lines everyone.
I saw the accident on the news. It looked bad but thankfully the driver was ok. It did dump a lot of fuel it seems like and they are seeing fish kills due to it down river already. I fish lake moomaw and the Jackson often and this is very sad for this years fishing. Hope the ecosystem can bounce back quick enough.
I saw that as well. I have a camp over in highland county and grew up fishing the Jackson and spent a lot of time at Moomaw. Really hope it doesn't hurt the river. I can remember as a kid fishing parts of the Jackson that was not stocked and catching trophy trout on the regular. Some of my best memories with my granddad.
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Update guys, just received email from dwr said the truck lost around 1250 gallons above poorfarm but no real impact on the nf lands. The fish kill occurred on private land well above that. They just stocked the poorfarm yesterday and everything is good to go! I find it odd that you can have so much in common with people you have never met! Just letting everyone know that has a interest in this area and hope to meet some of you on the lake this spring, tight lines everyone!