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Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 5, 2014 - 11:19am PT
That is definitely not one of those muddy Kirman Lake pigs. Nice fish.

There is that fenced-off pond on the trail up to Kirman. I can't remember what it is called. It is full of Kamloops Rainbows and it is very illegal to fish there. Some kinda brood stock. There is a story there but I'm pleading the fifth.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 5, 2014 - 11:23am PT
Hmmmmm Junction reservoir perhaps Wayno?


I know a story or two about that lil pond. Like when the Jarheads from P Meadows decided to do some grenade fishing.



As far as Kirman, ive personally seen up to 7+ pounders dredged up there.


Credit: Ron Anderson

labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Aug 5, 2014 - 12:27pm PT
Wow! Chief the colors are fantastic on that fish. What a picture!
Erik
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 5, 2014 - 12:56pm PT
Yep, that's the one, Ron. I have fished Kirman many times and yes those are some big brookies but after eating a few, it is all catch and release. Those fish taste like mud. They can't be healthy. Obese, if you ask me. That brookie that the Chief has pictured is way more healthy looking and I bet it tastes as good as it looks.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 5, 2014 - 01:03pm PT
I actually prefer to eat warm water fishies like yellow perch, bluegill, crappie and smaller bass. Two of those fish on the towel were mounted, one for me, the male, and 1 for a buddy- the big female. The rest were smoked. Thats been my biggest brookie ever. BITD, Kirman hardly saw much angling pressure as the shrimp throughout the summer months kept the brookings too fat and happy to chase any fake offerings , And there were no cuts in there at the time. Dick Pagent was the game warden and he loved to cruise up the backside of the hill off the highway to spy with glasses.
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Aug 5, 2014 - 01:16pm PT
Ron, nice haul from BITD. Rick Roekel, who used to run Ken's Sporting Goods in Bridgeport back in the 90's said he thought the Kirman brookies died young from heart attacks brought on by too much cholesterol from eating all those scuds (freshwater shrimp). Don't know if that's true but they looked like little footballs!

It's really a shame in my opnion that they began stocking cutthroats in Kirman.

Chief, that's a nice brookie shot and great looking fly!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 5, 2014 - 01:23pm PT
No doubt BG, but a brookie has to have a few years on him to get to 7 pounds. And yes the planting of cuts to make a "summer fishery" was a boondoggle .


I learned to hard way NOT to try and tube the lake after forgetting your fins down at the parking lot on Kirman lol! Up canyon breeze and i was off the the steepass NW shore..
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 5, 2014 - 03:18pm PT
Rick Roekel was a heck of a guy. He told me the same thing about those Kirman brookies. Is he still around? He is the one that turned me onto Green Creek. Shhhh. Don't tell anyone. Rick always had some solid tips on out-of -the-way spots to catch some wild fish. He told me about Lobdell Lake, although I hear it is no longer fish-able. Nice setting and a chance to catch some Graylings.
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Aug 5, 2014 - 06:35pm PT
Nice Rick, Brookies are cool looking fish. I may head up "there" the end of this week. I'll try to leave you a few, hah! Jim
ruppell

climber
Aug 5, 2014 - 07:34pm PT
BG

Go up and hook into a few of those Cutties and you might change your mind. I think they're a great thing for the lake. There's plenty of food to go around.

The Chief and Stimbo

You got me checking the map. lol I know of a lake out of the South Lake drainage that has some big brookies but it's not even close to 4.5 miles in. Way less than that. It's not that deep either. Wonder if it's the same lake?.
ruppell

climber
Aug 6, 2014 - 07:44am PT
Nice The Chief.

I like this game. My alpine memory sucks so I'll have to take a hike up there and take a better look. I've spent a lot of time looking for bigger fish in alpine lakes and have a pretty good list going but it's always nice to add to that list.

It's not the lake I mentioned earlier. I'm sure you've heard of the lake I'm talking about. And yes there are some very big brookies in it. And yes it is closer to the trail head.
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Aug 6, 2014 - 08:56am PT
Rick, I hope you know I'm just kidding around with you....

I will be out there Thursday or Friday but in all honesty, I have no clue where it is exactly that you are referring to. Your clues are enticing. There are some gems in that drainage as you know... which makes me want to keep poking around for more. Too much water, not enough time.
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Aug 6, 2014 - 05:24pm PT
Yo Rick, I stopped by the shop today but it was all closed up. Looks like a Friday assault somewhere in the canyon, perhaps Saturday as well. Thanks for the beta.

Check out the lower O below the Power Plant. It is ragin' now AND it is fishing well.

'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Aug 9, 2014 - 01:31pm PT
Anita's first EVER fish!!

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 9, 2014 - 03:12pm PT
Congrats Anita, on your first micropterus Dolemieu ! I fish an area loaded with them. Scrappy even the small ones.


carson river smallmouth, virginaia cut..
carson river smallmouth, virginaia cut..
Credit: Ron Anderson
Festus

Social climber
Enron by the Sea
Aug 9, 2014 - 05:04pm PT
15 incher my son caught last week at Cottonwood Lakes
15 incher my son caught last week at Cottonwood Lakes
Credit: Festus

This one he foul-hooked was about 13" but better color.  All barbless ...
This one he foul-hooked was about 13" but better color. All barbless catch and release, so they're still in there!
Credit: Festus
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Aug 10, 2014 - 03:18am PT
Ron: thanks. Hopefully the next one will be twice as big.

Festus: Cottonwood Lakes up by Mt Langley? I've slept up near lake #5.
Festus

Social climber
Enron by the Sea
Aug 10, 2014 - 09:36am PT
Yep, we did Langley the next day, via the chute behind lake 5. We stashed fishing gear there to fish on the way back, but a hail storm ended the fishing part of the plan.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 10, 2014 - 09:53am PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


a healthy football with fins from the carson river.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Aug 11, 2014 - 07:04pm PT
Credit: mike m
Caught this this nice cutthroat in the mountains in Wyoming last week on Jack's Tenkara. What a fight. Jack had one on of similar size and he broke the line when pulling it on shore. We had a lot of fun with that Tenkara in the small streams between lakes with many decent sized Brookies.
Credit: mike m
This one had been munched on by something much bigger than it and it w...
This one had been munched on by something much bigger than it and it was decent sized.
Credit: mike m
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