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Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jun 15, 2013 - 12:50am PT
Golden Trout
Golden Trout
Credit: Stimbo

"Tropical" fish are living in the high country.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 15, 2013 - 12:55am PT
sweet mama Goldie! NOICE FEESH!!!


Wanna reproduction mount ? ;-)
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jun 15, 2013 - 01:00am PT
Quite the looker there Stimbo.
The zemblence between your Golden and my Cut on the previous page could be termed, familial.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 15, 2013 - 01:02am PT
Kyped up for sure. Love the look of those goldens. His halos around the spots are incredible.
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Jun 15, 2013 - 03:45am PT
sawmill pond. 6.5lb rainbow
sawmill pond. 6.5lb rainbow
Credit: i'm gumby dammit
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jun 15, 2013 - 03:55am PT
Dudes in Alaska get all the fun.

Hopefully I get some Striper pics this weekend. We're hunting!
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jun 15, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
Here are a couple of other Goldens we caught. They illustrate the variety of trout coloration from yesterday. These were all caught (and released) at the same lake. The color schemes were amazing and very similar to Shady's cutthroat on the previous page. And to top off the amazing day, at the lake's outlet I came upon a perfect set of lion tracks freshly pressed into the sand.

Credit: Stimbo

Light phase Golden
Light phase Golden
Credit: Stimbo

Lion tracks
Lion tracks
Credit: Stimbo
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 15, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
here kitty kitty kitty... Nice fish ALL!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 15, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
Stimbo - wow!
ruppell

climber
Jun 15, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
Still lots of pure goldens up in the high country. You just have to know where to go. With the early ice out this year I bet it's going off right now. I wish I had some free time this month to get in there but such is life. Maybe a day trip next weekend if I can manage it. It's hard to decide between climbing and fishing when I'm in the alpine. lol
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 15, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
i know where a small stock of goldies are at about 5600 feet! in a tiny mtn creek that has a beaver pond or two. The co exist with some brookies. totally at odds with the habitats.

Fish&game said i was delerious, till i took a game warden up there and in three casts showed him a prime FIVE incher..He asked where did these come from,, i answered,, i was hoping you guys would tell me.. The mystery remains.


The Basque sheep herders were responsible for saving the pure strain of the Paiute trout when they milk jugged them up above a water fall barrier. the stock below became mixed with lahaton cuthroats and rainbow that came up stream from the carson river. Did some work with those in the USFS..
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jun 15, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
Oh-ho yes stimbo!
Epic day envy hitting me hard!
Catching those, on what looks to be a 4 wt. ? Sweet-ness!
I thought Goldens were only available above 9000' , if what Ron sez is true mine could have been a Goldie. Picked mine up at 7800'. (#16 BWO)

edit: I'll bet after seeing those tracks, your situational awareness went up a few points. =D
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jun 15, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
nice goldens stimbo!!!
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jun 16, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
... and Happy Father's Day to me ......

Brown Trout, lower Owen's River
Brown Trout, lower Owen's River
Credit: Stimbo
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Jun 16, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Gumby question here - but for fly fishing - what size hook would you suggest for trout in the 2-3 pound range?

Setting would be feeder creeks about 15 feet wide at the most with depths of 1 to 3 feet. Heavy brush overhangs with minimal free space from the bank.

mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jun 16, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Ladd's first fish caught all by hisself--a decent rainbow that put up a lil' fight :-)




Credit: mojede
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jun 16, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
Gumby question here - but for fly fishing - what size hook would you suggest for trout in the 2-3 pound range?

Depends...think about what you're trying to imitate.

If your trout are surface feeding you'll see that, and dry flys will work. Take a look around and see what's hatching and what's dropping on the water and try to imitate the color/size. A good all purpose dry fly is the Adams, size 12.

If the trout aren't surface feeding, roll over some rocks and look for nymphs and try to imitate the size/color.

A good all purpose nymph is the Hare's Ear, size 14.
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jun 16, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
big bluegill
big bluegill
Credit: BG
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jun 16, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
not so small largemouth bass
not so small largemouth bass
Credit: BG
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Jun 16, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
Thanks BG - I've recently been dabbling with the Arcane Arts after years as a plug chunker.

I've been using 5s and 7s and either missing the set or having the fish throw it off instantly.

I have been using Parachutes for the evening hatch and Bead Heads now that nymphs are crawling around the rocks - just need to change the sizing and give it another try.

Thanks again.
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