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BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Feb 28, 2014 - 06:44pm PT
Credit: BG
After the current rains, and the North Coast rivers drop back into shape, things should be prime for some of the best steelhead fishing of the season!
WTF

climber
Feb 28, 2014 - 07:12pm PT
Yeah its looking good for next weekend if the rains end on monday. Im thinking of going on Friday and hitting the Trinity or the Chetco/Smith

Tight lines to you Stimbo and BG. Man BG you hold some nice fish as do you Stimbo.

I have a drift boat if you're interested in a weekend of sharing row time. Its hard to find someone who will row hard when their not fishing and knows how to row. I know I get as much pleasure in seeing the guy in front catching when I am rowing as when Im in front catching. Its a team effort for sure.

Offers good anytime on any of those rivers. I have 15 years rowing exp FYI
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Feb 28, 2014 - 08:03pm PT
What Bob (BG) said... it is going to be great soon, very soon. I don't think Northern Cal got hit with the torrential rains that Southern Cal is getting now. I really want to get in one more trip this winter.

WTF, I would love to take you up on your offer of the driftboat. I don't mind rowing and I know the Trinity well, from the bank and from a driftboat. PM me sometime. Jim
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Feb 28, 2014 - 09:28pm PT
brown trout from the wild trout section, lower owens river, california...
brown trout from the wild trout section, lower owens river, california
photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: BG

awesome report Chief...wish I was there

gotta love those lower O browns!
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Feb 28, 2014 - 10:27pm PT
A gift caught on a tiny, midge emerger pattern.

Lower Owens Cut-Bow from last week.
Lower Owens Cut-Bow from last week.
Credit: Stimbo
cmcc

Trad climber
Redding, CA
Feb 28, 2014 - 11:18pm PT
Friend came to visit. Took him to a favorite area on the lower sac. Ca...
Friend came to visit. Took him to a favorite area on the lower sac. Caught himself a pig.
Credit: cmcc
WTF

climber
Mar 1, 2014 - 08:28am PT
Those are my kind of wet dreams.
Nice lower sac fatty. I've got to get down to fish the lower Owens. I used to take my rod I to the ORG for some dual sport.

Nice fish you all are catching. Tight lines to you.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 2, 2014 - 03:04pm PT
Enormous lake trout far heavier than world record, but there’s a serious snag


Minnesota angler seems to have exceeded limit, 52-pound fish seized

March 01, 2014 by Pete Thomas

Rob Scott poses with 52-pound lake trout he caught recently at Lac la ...
Rob Scott poses with 52-pound lake trout he caught recently at Lac la Croix. Photo courtesy of Rob Scott

Credit: Reilly



A Minnesota angler was on top of the world after a recent ice-fishing expedition across the border in Ontario, Canada, during which he reeled in an enormous lake trout that weighed 52 pounds, 3 ounces.

Rob Scott’s enthusiasm was understandable. It was the largest trout he had ever tangled with, by far, and he’d later learn that the 45-inch fish was nearly 24 pounds heavier than the existing world record for a tip-up-caught lake trout.

(Tip-ups are wood or plastic devices, with a spool of line, attached to a flag that raises to signal a strike; the angler then brings in the line with his hands.)

But three weeks after the February 8 catch on the Ontario side of Lac la Croix, Scott finds himself the subject of an Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources investigation, his fish-of-a-lifetime seized as evidence.

It’s not venturing far on a limb to state that Scott will not be credited with a world record, and that he faces a possible fine and/or a restriction of fishing privileges.

Why so much fuss? A simple explanation is that the catch appears to have put Scott one fish over the legal limit.

It turns out that also on February 8, before catching the behemoth, he landed a 4-pound lake trout, and the Ontario daily bag limit for the species is one per day.

What’s interesting, though, is how the 65-year-old U.S. Navy veteran was caught.

After landing the giant trout, he gave the 4-pound trout to another angler, and toted the big fish back to Minnesota via snowmobile. He had only one trout in possession, and seemed home free.

But two officers with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources had checked Scott’s fishing license on February 8, before he landed the 52-pounder. They had noticed the 4-pound trout.

It was not until one of the officers saw a newspaper report on the monster catch, however, that he recalled his encounter with Scott, and making note of the 4-pound trout.

The officers contacted the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which helped track down Scott and his fish, which was being stored by a taxidermist. The fish was scheduled to be delivered by the DNR to the MNR, where it would be stored as evidence.

Late last week the Minnesota Star Tribune quoted Scott as saying there was nothing malicious about his actions, and that he was not trying to hide anything.

“I called the Ontario officers and said I owed them an apology,” Scott said. “It wasn’t illegal for me to keep fishing after I caught the first trout. But when I caught the bigger fish, with the adrenaline and everything I had going, and the fact that it wasn’t going to survive if I released it, I figured if I gave the smaller fish away, that would be OK.”

Scott explained that the big trout probably would have died if it’d had been released, because of the prolonged struggle.

Officers are not talking about the investigation.

As for a chance at the world record, the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame states that “fish must be taken legally” to qualify.

As for Scott, it’s unlikely that he’ll ever be able to share another fish story quite like this one, and it’s reasonable to assume that he’ll stay within the bag limit on all future expeditions.



http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/outposts/post/enormous-lake-trout-far-heavier-than-world-record-but-theres-a-serious-snag/

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Man, how bad does that suck?
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Mar 9, 2014 - 11:40pm PT
This is not me or my pic
This is not me or my pic
Credit: the albatross

"An angler brought in a 24.7-pound pike he caught at Ashurst Lake yesterday to the Arizona Game and Fish Department Flagstaff regional office. He was using a rainbow trout swim bait about 4 inches long. Hats off."



Caught on some dinky little lake right outside town a couple weeks ago.
WTF

climber
Mar 10, 2014 - 01:47pm PT
Man, how bad does that suck?

I suspect not at all really. They can take the fish but they cant take the memory of the moment he put that thing in his hands.

Nice pike but man I suspect there are not many other fish alive in the pond that thing looks like it could eat itself out of a food source pretty quickly.

Are pike good eating?

Saw the fly fish film tour the other night. Pretty good films by the makers.

One thing that hit the bucket list that night.
Seychelles Giant Trevally trip. Holy sh#t that was some intense action ad hard core battles.

I suspect i will forego the Seychelles for Christmas Island. Its a lot closer and well about 10k cheaper.
WTF

climber
Mar 10, 2014 - 05:47pm PT


Man does this look like fun.
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Mar 17, 2014 - 11:55pm PT
Virginia Great White
Virginia Great White
Credit: Q- Ball

Just saw this picture of my uncle in his house. It got tail wrapped in their longline gear, weighed just over 2,000 lbs.

A pretty good un' for being a male shark
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Mar 27, 2014 - 08:18pm PT
Getting the Powell stoke on with a handful of Stripers.

Striped Bass from Lake Powell 3/2014
Striped Bass from Lake Powell 3/2014
Credit: the albatross

Some guy caught a 19 pound Striper on a fly rod on the lake this week.

Who else has been fishing? Post up.
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Apr 8, 2014 - 09:07pm PT
photo by yvonne gaines
photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: BG
Just got back from Pyramid Lake, Nevada. Freezing weather...but good fishing. My wife Yvonne (AKA the fish magnet) caught more fish than anyone around, but I got lucky and caught one of the big boys.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Apr 8, 2014 - 10:38pm PT
Wow Bob you weren't kidding yesterday when we talked!! Great fish, let me know when you want to come to the "pond" to wet a line.
Peace
WTF

climber
Apr 9, 2014 - 12:30am PT
Nice one Bob.

Was that you camped between Tamarack and the South Nets.

Last three trips I got zero. Pan flat like a plate of piss. Never saw a fish. Just to calm to bring them in close. Wind equals success.

Peace.
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Apr 9, 2014 - 01:50am PT
photo by yvonne gaines
photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: BG
WTF...not me camping, we were staying at Crosby's, but you're right- last week we had 5 days of wind, hail, and snow with some brief periods of sun in the mix. It would go from flat calm to 3 foot waves in 30 minutes...wild weather...but it really brought the fish in shallow.
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Apr 9, 2014 - 01:56am PT
photo by yvonne gaines
photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: BG
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Apr 9, 2014 - 11:22pm PT
photo by yvonne gaines
photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: BG
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Apr 10, 2014 - 12:15am PT
Beautiful pics, BG. Why do they call it Pyramid Lake? (just kidding)

Powell was off to a slow start with the cooler weather and chilly water, but apparently the fishing has taken off in the last few days.
I caught a striper and a walleye last week, looking forward to some smallmouth bass action in a few days. It's that time of year.

Healthy little Striped Bass
Healthy little Striped Bass
Credit: the albatross

Millions of this size Striped Bass in the lake.  In the next couple mo...
Millions of this size Striped Bass in the lake. In the next couple months some folks may be catching 20-50 of these a day.
Credit: the albatross

Hungry little striper.
Hungry little striper.
Credit: the albatross
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