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bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 15, 2011 - 02:05pm PT
Looks like a Smallie, Ron. Where in the Sierra do you catch them? Where is that pic from?
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 15, 2011 - 02:15pm PT
I have used just about every method for fresh water fishing but my favorite method is ultra-light spin fishing. I like to catch big trout on small tackle. No more than 5 lb. test and homemade spinners, and I have caught plenty of steelhead and salmon with this gear. I get some strange looks from other gear fishermen until I start locking into some big ones. Hooking them is no problem, it's landing them that takes some skill. I had an 18 pound silver on this rig in Alaska that took me 40 minutes to land. What fun! Sometimes I fish with a buddy that uses only fly-fishing gear and 9 out of 10 times I will catch more and bigger fish, and this guy is no rookie. For me, the real skill is how to read the water and the conditions as trout can be real finicky.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 15, 2011 - 02:24pm PT
Dude, that is some great looking trout water. What are the regs like?
divad

Trad climber
wmass
May 15, 2011 - 02:25pm PT
some day when I get old, I'm gonna take up fly-fishing. looks cool!
divad

Trad climber
wmass
May 15, 2011 - 02:31pm PT
I know Pate, Teddy Ballgame used to fish out my way.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 15, 2011 - 02:33pm PT
I don't mind catch and release. I was wondering about "fly fishing only." Up here there are a few spots that have this reg. I almost always use barbless single hooks unless I am going to eat it that day.

Tail waters in the West offer some of the best trout fishing going. Fish on brethren.
labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
May 15, 2011 - 02:38pm PT
Nice pictures! Keep them coming.....
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 15, 2011 - 03:01pm PT
I was trolling a big Rapala in a lake looking for monsters when a 6" rainbow nailed it. The lure was as big as the fish.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 15, 2011 - 03:14pm PT
Light brine and low smoking temps worked well for me.
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
May 15, 2011 - 03:27pm PT
No good trout fishing down here but we still get it on......






KP Ariza

climber
SCC
May 15, 2011 - 03:54pm PT
Whoa!! Now there's fat bastard!! Nice work Ron.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
May 15, 2011 - 04:55pm PT
I'd post some stuff Bob Gaines(Vertical Adventures) has caught, but I'll leave the honors to him. He's prolly off fishing in Florida for tarpon right now....or some other exotic location trying for a new record. the guy can climb 5.12 and fish 5.14!
Peace
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
May 15, 2011 - 06:20pm PT

Nothing like 38 inch Wyoming beauties!
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
May 15, 2011 - 06:24pm PT

Some decent TN Stripers.
Tomcat

Trad climber
Chatham N.H.
May 15, 2011 - 07:06pm PT
Here's my fishing buddy...the Commander...he's my neighbor,retired sub captain,taught sub warfare,captained one of two subs fitted out for SEAL work.Been a place or two...
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
May 15, 2011 - 07:33pm PT
Westslope Cutty, Oldman River AB
Pet em on the head and let em go!

Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
May 15, 2011 - 07:43pm PT

Catching the fish can be easy but trying to take a nice underwater shot gives me the thrill these days. First off you catch it, then it needs to be a pretty fish, third you have to get a damn picture that captures the beauty!

Tight lines for all! Keep posting.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
May 15, 2011 - 07:47pm PT
Wow! Some great fish pix on here, eh?

I live on the shores of Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes, and we have a pretty good run of steelhead = lake rainbow that go upstream in the spring and the fall. Typically in the streams, you fish with a big long noodle rod in the order of 13' or so, with a small float, tiny hook, very light line and a roe bag homemade from the eggs of other fish you have caught. You use a free spooling centre-pin reel. I'm not so good at it, but there are some real pros. It's a real science, for sure, pretty much invented here in Ontario.

I once caught this 13- or 14-pound steelhead [rainbow] in the estuary of the stream flowing into Cobourg, Ontario. Live released.







My dad still holds the Family Record brook trout [aka speckled trout] at 4 1/4 pounds caught in Algonquin Park a few years ago. It took us five miles of portaging the canoe each way to reach this lake. These are native fish, very sought after and hard to catch. The fishing had been slow, so we ate this guy.

I just returned from a week of canoeing and fishing in Algonquin - the biggest brookie was only two pounds this year, but still a superb fish and a trophy in many fisheries. Here's my dad's four and a quarter pounder:






What's with all the bass in a trout thread???

How about a northern pike? I caught this 31-pounder up in Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan, almost in the NWT, back in 97 or so. He was the Lodge Record for over ten years, til someone finally caught a 32-pounder. He could well be the Fish Of A Lifetime. Someone said that I had been fishing so much, that in this picture I was starting to look like Bob Izumi!


We also caught lake trout up to 30 lb on this same trip to Athabasca.





Here's another great fish my dad caught - a 15 lb 3 oz walleye out of the Bay of Quinte in Lake Ontario.






Back in the day, we would throw away twelve-pound walleyes like these all the time:


Unfortunately, the indians now have gill-netted the hell out of Quinte, and the fishery has really collapsed. Those bastards have no concept of conservation - they spear the fish right on the spawning beds in the spring. Shameful.

But good fishin' up here, eh? If you guys ever come up Toronto way, gimme a shout.

Cheers,
Pete
Mad

Social climber
May 15, 2011 - 08:02pm PT
Wish I could show you the fisherman's hand shake..........
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 15, 2011 - 08:15pm PT
Nice Wally's, Pete.

Kick-ass thread too!


Trout are a beautiful fish as evidenced by some of the pics here. Especially the Goldens and Browns. Beautiful.
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