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Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Jan 1, 2014 - 09:58pm PT
Rmuir- do you have a trout pic to add? I speak for myself, but welcome any shots from folks interested in trout. Wish you the best, the fish doesn't have to be from Tierra del Fuego. A good 5 inch brookie will suffice!
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jan 2, 2014 - 12:16pm PT
alaskan silver <br/>
photo by yvonne gaines
alaskan silver
photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: BG
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Jan 2, 2014 - 11:04pm PT
Awesome silver and awesome picture! I need to fish for those guys some day!
-Hugh
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Jan 2, 2014 - 11:24pm PT
Alaskan Silver
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89

Oregon Deschutes Rainbow
Credit: briham89

Great hole on the Sonora Pass
Credit: briham89
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Jan 2, 2014 - 11:29pm PT
Briham89- I am jealous, keep fishing and stay warm! I love the shot with all the sockeyes in the background!
-Hugh
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Jan 3, 2014 - 01:51am PT
Thanks Hugh! That was on my first trip to Alaska. Man what a cool place.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jan 3, 2014 - 09:25am PT
I'm really digging the underwater shots. Got skunked fishing for steelhead on one of my local creeks on 12/31 but had to use my license one last day. It was nice gelling out in the waders. We need rain so the creeks rise and the fish can come in.

This isn't a trout painting but it won't be the first non salmonoid posted on this thread. Just wanted to share what my brother, Fred Tomaselli is working on 'cuz I really like this one and needed to brag. This is a 32x24 study for a painting/collage that will be 72x60 when complete and will probably sell for hundreds of thousands if not a million bucks.

Study for Fish. Fred Tomaselli, photo by Erma Estwick
Study for Fish. Fred Tomaselli, photo by Erma Estwick
Credit: Timid TopRope
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jan 3, 2014 - 12:45pm PT
Cool painting/collage....looks like a largemouth bass
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jan 19, 2014 - 08:27pm PT
Lake Powell Striped Bass 1/11/14
Lake Powell Striped Bass 1/11/14
Credit: the albatross

I know some of you folks have been taking advantage of this dry winter to catch up on some fish.
Post up.
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jan 19, 2014 - 08:44pm PT
Ron,
How does one go about preserving a large fish to get to a taxidermist for mounting? Leave it intact or gut or what?

Fed Ex from Page to Reno on dry ice? You into that?

About a ten pound &#40;?&#41; Striped Bass.
About a ten pound (?) Striped Bass.
Credit: the albatross

There's bigger ones than this little guy caught on the lake every year.
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jan 21, 2014 - 09:25pm PT
There sure are some beautiful fish photos on this chat.

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...

C.A. with a nice little striper caught on a spoon in 40' water.
C.A. with a nice little striper caught on a spoon in 40' water.
Credit: the albatross

Tight lines!
WTF

climber
Jan 21, 2014 - 10:24pm PT
Albo

take its measurements and have Ron make you a plastic replica of your fish. No one can tell from 5 feet away its not the real deal and you still get to eat that Lunker. If Ron does that sort of thing.

nice fish ya all.

Im buying a camera for underwater shots those are so cool.
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jan 22, 2014 - 04:52pm PT
Thanks Ron, I'm hoping to land a nice whopper before the Quagga mussels destroy the Striped Bass fishery.
WTF

climber
Jan 22, 2014 - 05:47pm PT
Albo we have a saying in my neck of the woods.

Carpon a poor mans tarpon. Fun is an understatement when it comes to big carp on fly rods.

http://www.crosbylodge.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=95&Itemid=139

Just a look at whats going on out at Pyramid
WTF

climber
Jan 22, 2014 - 07:33pm PT
Ron those are the pilot peak fish.

Pilot peak is where they found the original strain of Lahontan cutthroat. They were reintroduced 6 years ago I believe. They have a life span of about 7 to 8 years in the lake.

Like I say we will see a thirty pounder in the next two years if the food source allows for it.

WTF

climber
Jan 22, 2014 - 07:55pm PT
Pilot Peak is on the Nevada Utah boarder.

Years ago biologist set out to try and find the original strain in hopes to reintroduce the fish into the lake. In the past the fisheries had been trying to put cut fry in boxes in the truckee river in hopes that they would grow up and go down stream to the lake then return to the river to spawn as the original strain had done.

Remember the original strain would run up the river all the way almost to tahoe and spawn in the tribs and in the river. The result was the browns and the rainbows were eating all the fry and the juveniles.

Example being that a well know local in the Reno area i think who is know for his prowess in catching browns caught a 30 plus inch brown and happened to be with a biologist who convinced him to give the fish up to science instead of back to the river. When the biologist cut the fish open they found over thirty cuthroat tags in its belly. Dog eat dog eh!

Anyway back to my original story. In the old days as you know pioneers and people who lived in rural areas were know to take fish to areas and plant them for food from other areas. Pyramid lake was a well know lake and well know for large fish and hearty fish. Apparently some miners took those fish out to Pilot Peak and planted them in a stream and they have survived since. DNA proved these were the original strain.

The tribe has been stocking them for the last 7 years apparently and you are now seeing the results of that effort. You really should make your way out to Crosby's and see the Board of Fame as they call it but I call it the board of shame Im not much for killing fish especially big ones that if put back you or I could catch, If you go you will see more big fish over 10 pounds caught in the last two years than in the last 10 years.

Pilot Peak is just what they are called now as they big ones all over 15 are mosty pilot peak fish.
I'll hit you up if I come up and go you can join me if you like.

Its rumored that a 24 pound fish was caught at Spider point about a month ago. It was not taken to Crosby's it was taken to a place called Mark Fore and Strike apparently. If it was 24 after the hour drive it was 26 I bet fresh.

Hog on man!

Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jan 27, 2014 - 11:11am PT
Scarred for life.
Scarred for life.
Credit: Stimbo

Here's a rainbow caught and released from this past Saturday. Judging from the scarring along the torso, this trout was caught and released (dropped) by either an eagle or osprey. There has been a resident bald eagle residing along the river this winter. Not only were there talon marks but the snout was partially eaten away as well. Then, to make matters worse, this fish fell for a stonefly pattern in the upper lip. Ouch! But hopefully, this trout will thrive and grow.
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?
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