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Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 28, 2017 - 07:56pm PT
I did hear the theme music from Jaws, when the 28" trout was torpedoing 30 feet upstream towards my fly.

A foot-ball shaped hawg it were!
A foot-ball shaped hawg it were!
Credit: Fritz
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Nov 29, 2017 - 05:24pm PT
Jeez those are some hogs!!!
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 29, 2017 - 09:32pm PT
An "old" friend of mine, who was the first Chouinard Rep in the Northwest, used to live near Medford, & was in a fly-fishing club there.

He told a story about new members who had suffered the embarrassment of a large trout turning & running between their legs & then breaking off the fly in the ensuing tangle.

The fishing club awarded a velcro knee-pillow to those unfortunates, with instructions to keep the pillow tightly clasped between their knees.

My first 18" trout tried that ploy yesterday, but I closed my knees tight as a teen-virgin & it veered away at the last second. One explanation is, the panicked fish is running for cover, & you & your wide open knees look like cover.

Credit: Fritz
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Nov 30, 2017 - 09:47am PT
Outstanding Large Trout you got their Fritz...

way to make the Supertopo Fly Fishing Hall of Fame.

Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jan 12, 2018 - 08:13pm PT
Skiing just was not in the cards today with the temps in the low 60's, so... fishing seemed like a good idea. There are some big trout cruising around.

Winter 'bow
Winter 'bow
Credit: Stimbo
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 12, 2018 - 08:20pm PT
Nice & wonderful big trout "hawg" Stimbo!
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jan 12, 2018 - 08:32pm PT
Nice & wonderful big trout "hawg" Stimbo!

Thanks so much Fritz! And back at ya!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jan 12, 2018 - 08:53pm PT
from Acklins Island December 2017. Some big bones

Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
WTF

climber
Jan 13, 2018 - 06:50am PT
Nice Jim. I figured you were wading around. Pyramid had been really slow. The shore temp is really cold keeping fish about two casts from the beach most days. That and the suns been out for a month.

Anyway Iím heading out Monday to see if I can wrestle one or ten.
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jan 13, 2018 - 09:31am PT
Anyway Iím heading out Monday to see if I can wrestle one or ten.

WTF

I've been meaning to give you a call. I almost went to Pyramid this past Monday-Tuesday but with that latest storm that rolled thru, I opted out and bivy'd at the East Walker instead, which was a good call it seems. Let's keep in touch, I am overdue either for some steelhead or cuttys at the 'mid. Jim
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jan 13, 2018 - 09:32am PT
.... and NICE bones Mike!
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jan 14, 2018 - 09:09am PT
Nice bonefish Mike. Were you using a floating or intermediate line?

And nice lookin rainbow there Stimbo, Upper O?
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jan 14, 2018 - 09:28am PT
Upper O?

But of course. They are few and far between, but worth the tug.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jan 14, 2018 - 08:15pm PT
Hi Bob -

I always carry a spool with an intermediate line for those holes on the flats when the tide is dead low, but have never once used it. If you have a car on Acklins, you can pretty much always be someplace where they are tailing in mid-calf-deep water. So, floating lines all the time. Mike
WTF

climber
Jan 15, 2018 - 06:44pm PT
Credit: WTF

That was worth it. Pilot Peak fish for sure. Amazing golden color to those larger pilot peak fish. I have high hopes for this season. Really want to hold one in the 15 pound plus range.
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 15, 2018 - 07:14pm PT
WTF! A great-looking big Cut! Thanks for going out there in Jan. & working to catch that fine fish & share it with us!
WTF

climber
Jan 16, 2018 - 07:44am PT
Fritz thanks and come down sometime and put a few of those to hand anytime.

Itís been really slow this year with the cold water and no storms. The key elements to having success is wind and clouds. Clear and sun is all we have had this year so that keeps the fish off shore in deep water.

When I arrived at the lake yesterday it was glass. Not a Ripple on the lake. After a couple of hours the wind decided to show up and as soon as it did that fish showed up.

BG when are you coming out this year? Would love to fish with you.

Stimbo hope we get some days in this year as well. Let me know when youíre headed up. Make sure itís storming if you do. The lake is pretty mossy on the bottom. Not enough storms this year.

Check out the tag on its dorsal. First time Iíve seen that.
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