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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
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
The Chief

climber
Laughing at all the Sheep
Aug 12, 2014 - 06:11am PT
Location Location Location. Preparing and then getting out as often as you can to enjoy them hills, head water lakes, creeks, streams and rivers where them Salmonid's frolic.

As YC once stated,

"It's not about catching fish. Anyone can throw a net in, put a worm on a hook and catch one. Nope. It's all about the fish catching you."

Took the photo below early this past Sunday morning on one of my twice weekly high country Eastside Sierra Salmonid hunts. Turned out to be a good day with over 5 dozen regular Brookies hooked and half a dozen nice sized Wild Bows. Most during the prevailing afternoon T-Storm that included winds, large hail and of course, lightning.

If you look closely in the center of the photo, you'll see one of the first of many large riser rings that began to flourish immediately after I took it.

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.
The Chief

climber
Laughing at all you angry blinded asshat Sheep
Sep 12, 2014 - 09:17pm PT
Dehli, you get them Brookies down my way around the Bishop Pass area. Same spot I have been hooking my up monsters?
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.

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