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Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Aug 11, 2014 - 07:23pm PT
A nice brookie caught "looking up." Hooked high above South Lake.
A nice brookie caught "looking up." Hooked high above South Lake.
Credit: Stimbo
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Sep 3, 2014 - 08:51pm PT
My son learning to cast lures on a spinning reel.
(perfect tech holding the line in hand etc)
Credit: T H
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Sep 7, 2014 - 12:09pm PT
Just got back from Alaska. Caught some nice silvers.
Credit: photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: photo by yvonne gaines
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 7, 2014 - 12:55pm PT
Nice Bob!
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Sep 11, 2014 - 09:51pm PT
alaskan rainbows
Credit: BG
Credit: BG
Credit: BG
Credit: BG
Credit: BG
Credit: BG
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Sep 11, 2014 - 10:27pm PT
Not big, but beautiful.

Had to use a bushier fly so it wouldn't get past the little guy's lips...
Had to use a bushier fly so it wouldn't get past the little guy's lips.
Credit: Delhi Dog

another

Credit: Delhi Dog

Caught above 11,000ft in the Sierra
Caught above 11,000ft in the Sierra
Credit: Delhi Dog

Number 3 of 7 caught on the same fly
Number 3 of 7 caught on the same fly
Credit: Delhi Dog
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Sep 12, 2014 - 11:08am PT
nice brookies!
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Sep 12, 2014 - 09:11pm PT
My wife and I hiked in to this Alaskan backcountry lake in the heart of bear country. In one afternoon of float tubing, we caught and released well over a hundred of these diminutive arctic grayling.

Credit: BG
Credit: BG
Credit: BG
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Sep 12, 2014 - 09:14pm PT
^^ whoa, incredible eyes on that dude.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Sep 12, 2014 - 10:02pm PT
Chief...
a certain Lk with many aretes staring you in the face begging to be climbed?
yep, I'm sure we have the same place...blocky along the west shore?

And those Goldens...a little lower in elevation but not by much...

I love that area.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Sep 12, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
Hey Festus, nice Golden, but if you are going to catch and release please consider sh#t canning those treble hooks and use single barbless instead.


Your photo reminded me of this one caught out of the same place as those brookies.



Ouch! Not sure if this guy ever made it-bummer
Ouch! Not sure if this guy ever made it-bummer
Credit: Delhi Dog
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Sep 13, 2014 - 07:38am PT
Good Lord! Chief's brookie on the previous page is probably the most stunning specimen I've ever seen. The colors and patterns on that fish are magnificent!!!

Ron, I have found that smallmouth bass, pound for pound, are the hardest fighting fish in freshwater. Which is why I'm mostly a bass fisherman. That, and I've never gotten into fly fishing. Once you figure out how to detect a bite on a plastic worm (rubber worm), which is usually very subtle, you'll never need another lure in yer arsenal.

When I visit my folks in Florida, the Snook And Redfish (Red Drum) are incredibly fierce fighters, especially the Snook. Tarpon is a whole different game. I hooked up with 2 with in 2 hours, probably 4 footers. Never got them to the boat. When those f*#kers jump, it just gets crazy. One straightened my hook out, and the other wrapped me around a bridge pilon.

Fun, fun stuff though. And THAT is what it's all about.

Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Sep 13, 2014 - 08:26am PT
For Blueballs...

http://www.drakemag.com/5-minute-fiy-fishing-videos/2007-films/106-tarpon-season.html

and

http://www.drakemag.com/5-minute-fiy-fishing-videos/2008-films/168-bass-the-movie.html
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Sep 13, 2014 - 08:44am PT
Good stuff, Delhi!

What's cool about the SF Bay Delta is that you can catch largemouths, as well as stripers, sturgeon and salmon!!!
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Sep 13, 2014 - 09:08am PT
photo by bob gaines
photo by bob gaines
Credit: BG
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Sep 13, 2014 - 09:40am PT
For Chief.... did you ever make it up there this week? I made the slog yesterday, very grabby water, nothing too big but very colorful fish.

Nice fish Delhi.

Golden Trout
Golden Trout
Credit: Stimbo
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Sep 13, 2014 - 09:16pm PT
Chief, I just read and say your posts on the other page. Super image of that brookie!

And shhhhh, your giving too much info:-).
Call me selfish(!) but there is a reason there still are such monsters in that lake.
I'd be happy to go up there with folks but not post where.

Though truth is that ain't the only place where there are monsters in that region...
Also, the stocking history explains why the lake just below has no fish in it.

Headed to Kashmir the end of next month to fish. The Brits stocked many rivers back in the late 1800's and those trout are as wild as they come now. Unfortunately Kashmir just got hit bad by flooding so we'll see what shape the water is in. I have yet to catch a trout here in India. One of my goals before leaving.

I have caught Masheer here (I'll have to dig up a photo). Blueballs mentions that bass are such a badass freshwater fighter (we finally agree on something!), but hooking into a Masheer can be like bass on PCP.

If you are interested:
http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/x2614e/x2614e04.htm

and from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_trout

The native range of brown trout (S. trutta) extends from northern Norway and White Sea tributaries in Russia in the Arctic ocean to the Atlas Mountains in North Africa. The western limit of their native range is Iceland in the north Atlantic ocean while the eastern limit is in Aral Sea tributaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan.[6]

Brown trout have been widely introduced into suitable environments around the world including North and South America, Australasia, Asia, South and East Africa. Introduced brown trout have established self-sustaining, wild populations in many introduced countries.[7] The first introductions were in Australia in 1864 when 300 of 1500 brown trout eggs from the River Itchen survived a four month voyage from Falmouth, Cornwall to Melbourne on the sailing ship Norfolk. By 1866, 171 young brown trout were surviving in a Plenty River hatchery in Tasmania. Thirty-eight young trout were released in the river, a tributary of the River Derwent in 1866. By 1868, the Plenty River hosted a self-sustaining population of brown trout which became a brood source for continued introduction of brown trout into Australian and New Zealand rivers.[8] Successful introductions into the Natal and Cape Provinces of South Africa took place in 1890 and 1892 respectively. By 1909, brown trout were established in the mountains of Kenya. The first introductions into the Himalayas in northern India took place in 1868 and by 1900, brown trout were established in Kashmir and Madras.[9]

BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Sep 14, 2014 - 10:07am PT
eastern sierra brown trout
eastern sierra brown trout
Credit: photo by yvonne gaines
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Sep 14, 2014 - 10:57am PT
Bob.... nice fish!
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Sep 23, 2014 - 03:29pm PT
They were hitting drowned spinners, size 20.

Nice, nice fish on the Upper Owens.
Nice, nice fish on the Upper Owens.
Credit: Stimbo
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