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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.
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jun 17, 2013 - 10:18am PT
Bob, that bluegill is amazing. What an amazing looking fish. I haven't caught one of those since I was a kid.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 17, 2013 - 10:24am PT
+1 on the gill-- those dudes come in about a thousand different colors and are one of my FAVS to consume, along with crappie and yellow perch. They dont callem "panfish" for nothing..
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jun 17, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Credit: BG
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jun 19, 2013 - 01:01am PT
Credit: BG
caught another lunker largemouth today...on the fly...6 lbs. even
caught another lunker largemouth today...on the fly...6 lbs. even
Credit: BG
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jun 19, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
Credit: shady
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:26pm PT
Is that a 5.9 weight?
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
Spot on!
Familiar with the inscription there BG!
Knew you would be.
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
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.

A lot of times if your dry flies are too big, you will get false strikes... they chicken out at the last second and don't commit to the bug. Error on the side of small, dries or nymphs. Some of those golden trout pictured above were taken on size 26 midges.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 20, 2013 - 12:02am PT
for those goldens id be tossin a 1" twist tail grub in smoke or clear sparkle. on a 1/32 0z head..
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