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Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Jan 27, 2014 - 11:44am PT
Stimbo- I was kinda thinking motor boat prop. Either way,very interesting. Never seen that before. If only trout could talk. ;-) As far as that Bald goes,yup. Been seeing one up on the UO and been seeing one down here on the LO. Could be the same one tho.
johnkelley

climber
Anchorage Alaska
Jan 27, 2014 - 11:51am PT
Credit: johnkelley
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Jan 27, 2014 - 12:15pm PT
If only trout could talk.
That young bow is probably already a legend among his homies on the Lower O! Has a couple wild 'shit happens' tales to share with them anyway, eh?
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jan 27, 2014 - 12:37pm PT
Hey Capt -- There are no boats around..... plus, what you can't see in the photo is there is one, lone scar on the flip side of the rainbow, the "thumb" talon? Anyway, pretty beat up trout.
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Jan 27, 2014 - 01:52pm PT
Pretty amazing that it got away, and wasn't dropped over dry land since the river is fairly narrow. I wonder if the nipped snout occurred during the eagle encounter, or someother altercation? It would've earned several purple hearts by now if it was in Nam. Maybe should call it Rambo da' Rainbow. ...just sayin'!
WTF

climber
Jan 30, 2014 - 03:09pm PT
Anyone here using the sticky rubber soles. I've been a felt guy since day one but I had a boot meltdown the other day and Patagonia warranties are second to none so they gave me the options of a new pair.

Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jan 30, 2014 - 04:22pm PT
Go with sticky.
WTF

climber
Jan 30, 2014 - 04:30pm PT
Thanks I'll take your advice on that.

Do you use screws in them?

Nice fish by the way. Have you been to the trinity this year?
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jan 30, 2014 - 06:28pm PT
I went to the Trinity in November, good trip. Now that it has rained, I'm heading up in a few days. I can't wait! Yes, I have a set of studs screwed into the soles. They seem to work well.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jan 30, 2014 - 07:38pm PT
I like how felt grabs a mossy boulder but they are a drag when hiking between fishing spots. I might have to try the studded rubbers. :)
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jan 30, 2014 - 08:04pm PT
Credit: BG

BG, what rig were you using to sight fish carp some pages back? There have been times I have seen a thousand or more sipping on Powell. More common to see a dozen or two on the surface. Would be fun to catch one on a fly rod I imagine. Same goes for the summer striper boils...

I'd just try to match the hatch with whatever's goin on there. When carp are actively feeding they let their gaurd down, and that's when you can catch 'em on a fly rod. It's just a matter of you putting the fly right in front of their face without them knowing you're there.

My biggest one yet is this 26 pounder from Lake Perris I caught sight fishing on a 6 weight rod stripping a damsel mymph.

Check out Fly fishing for Carp by Barry Reynolds- I learned a lot from that book.

the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jan 30, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
Thanks BG for the tips on carp. Though I have caught 7 species of fish in one day on Lake Powell, I have not yet caught a carp. It is amazing to see thousands of them sipping on the surface.
Let me know if you want to check out the lake.

little bass from Powell, there are still lots of these to catch!
little bass from Powell, there are still lots of these to catch!
Credit: the albatross
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jan 31, 2014 - 12:59am PT
thanks alba,

What's the biggest striper you've ever pulled out of there?
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jan 31, 2014 - 01:30am PT
Bob, I've got one of those XP 6wt saltwater models. Great rod! Nice fish too.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Jan 31, 2014 - 01:36am PT
"Anyone here using the sticky rubber soles. I've been a felt guy since day one but I had a boot meltdown the other day and Patagonia warranties are second to none so they gave me the options of a new pair. "

Go with the rubber, felt will disappear soon or not allowed in the water systems.

Nice carp!

And you spelled Lake(not!)Powell wrong...it's Foul not Powell. F*#king dam
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jan 31, 2014 - 07:25am PT
BG,

I've only been targeting Striper for the last five weeks, after a nice upgrade to my boat. I much prefer catching SM and LM Bass and Walleye, but it is much tougher to catch them this time of year.

Striped Bass / Lake Powell.  30" / estimated 10 pounds
Striped Bass / Lake Powell. 30" / estimated 10 pounds
Credit: the albatross

Folks that really know what they are doing often catch 30-50+ Striped Bass per person / per day. I believe the largest caught last year was 32 pounds, with a pre-teen landing a 28 pounder, and quite a few reported in the 15-20 pound range.

I'm still a relative beginner in all this sort of stuff. However, one day in May of last year I landed a SM, LM, Striper, Channel Catfish, Gizzard Shad, Green Sunfish and a Walleye.

Lake Powell is beautiful!

Fish ON!
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jan 31, 2014 - 08:43pm PT
However, one day in May of last year I landed a SM, LM, Striper, Channel Catfish, Gizzard Shad, Green Sunfish and a Walleye.

That's a pretty impressive assortment of species there alba!
WTF

climber
Jan 31, 2014 - 09:04pm PT
I like the albatross pics wearing the ski mask. Like you are robbing fish from the lake daily.

Good look.
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jan 31, 2014 - 09:39pm PT
Lake Powell is a pleasant place to be if you like to catch lots of fish. My personal best is about 20 fish in the boat in one day (okay, I admit to being an almost noob, but have friends that have 100 fish days). I went back the next weekend to the same spot and had another seven species day, adding Black Crappie to the list (minus the Gizzard Shad). This was last May, perhaps the most happening time on this lake.

Thanks for the compliments on the ski mask. The weekend after I caught the ten pound striper (last month), my buddy and I were heading back to the secret spot, as we approached I turned off the Yamaha 115, turned on the electric trolling motor and insisted my buddy put on his mask, too. "Ssshhhh... We don't want them to recognize us!"...

Sneaking up on 'em.
Sneaking up on 'em.
Credit: the albatross


Want to know my real secret?
It's all in the fish finder. <br/>
Sylvester is an '06 Wildcat Model.
It's all in the fish finder.
Sylvester is an '06 Wildcat Model.
Credit: the albatross

Baby striped bass.
Baby striped bass.
Credit: the albatross


Great pics everyone!
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jan 31, 2014 - 09:46pm PT
Cut it to the left guys, I'm feeling a big one on this round.
Cut it to the left guys, I'm feeling a big one on this round.
Credit: the albatross


Slots like this go on for several miles, water might be 80' deep here....
Slots like this go on for several miles, water might be 80' deep here. Not the best fishing, but is damn cool to experience.
Credit: the albatross
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