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sasquatch  
#501 Posted : Monday, September 23, 2019 12:03:43 AM(UTC)
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[img]UserPostedImage[/img]Well, the leaves are startin to change and the lake run fishies are stretchin their legs.

Squatchette was pumped for her first ever attempt at trout fishing.(and her first time ever using an open face spinning reel). The weather shamans had blessed us with clouds and light rain, the poor scaly basterds never even saw it coming.

It started off slow, just a few 10 inch resident browns fuckin around. But after Squatchette had dialed in her casting by tossing her lure into my dreadlocks a time or two, things started gettin hawt.

We came to a giant dark hole and i casted a dozen times into it...nothing. Then Squatchette tossed a few.... BANG!!!! Fish on! Her rod doubled over and we both started screaming.. Jump, jump!!She fought this giant brown and got it into the shallows where i could finally pounce upon it. Her first trout ever!

How the hell do i post pics? This whole thread is phucked since tinypic went down.

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"...let that phucker sink for awhile..." ~sasquatch~
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Gurth  
#502 Posted : Monday, September 23, 2019 11:24:18 AM(UTC)
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Get that thing posted in here - Imgur works.

Saw it on Instagram and it should definitely be shared here.


And that better be a lake run or I just flat out quit this. Flapper

Amazing first trout.
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sasquatch  
#503 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:50:59 PM(UTC)
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I also caught a 15inch jack salmon, and was then made painfully aware that it could fit inside of her trout. It did. A picture of that was taken also, for posterity i was told.
"...let that phucker sink for awhile..." ~sasquatch~
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shebs  
#504 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:20:51 PM(UTC)
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Brevitz and I had a good weekend in Canada (hey, it's still gitche-gumee even north of the border!) chasing the assholes we call chinook salmon...
did manage one King each, and found a few nice brookies along the way - including a 21+ beautiful brookie each

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#505 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:30:41 AM(UTC)
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Awesome fish Nick and Shebs!
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#506 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:10:20 AM(UTC)
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Wow! What a terrific catch on her first day Trouting. Well done!


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Gurth  
#507 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:27:42 PM(UTC)
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Shebs... awesome brook trout for you and Nick!

Any idea if those are river fish or coasters?

Obviously you guys were on really big water so I’m wondering if they are residents as I believe there are big rivers up there (Nip) where they live year round.
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#508 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:31:07 PM(UTC)
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We were very close to the lake, and below the barrier as we were really after the kings, so it's likely a couple of them were coasters, but it's hard to know for sure
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#509 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:46:37 PM(UTC)
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Shebs... awesome brook trout for you and Nick!

Any idea if those are river fish or coasters?

Obviously you guys were on really big water so I’m wondering if they are residents as I believe there are big rivers up there (Nip) where they live year round.


That silver fish Shebs landed was likely a Coaster. The others could go either way, I’d bet a couple were residents.

It’s not just the Nip. My longest fish of the trip was a massive resident I hooked and lost on Saturday, then went back and landed on Sunday after Shebs left. It was 21 inches long. This was right after I landed what was almost certainly a 17 inch Coaster. This stream is good sized, but there are Driftless Trout streams with more flow than this sucker.

If they aren’t quite so deep bodied and especially if they’re pale, they’re generally Coasters. Most resident fish up there, especially on systems besides the Nip, are extremely dark because of the tannin stained water and spending much of the late summer buried in deep, dark holes.
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#510 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:59:44 PM(UTC)
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Cool and makes sense that the coasters would be more silvery.

All great fish and I find the idea of coasters to be very intriguing as I don’t think there’s supposed to be a ton of them around anymore. Believe I read that or heard it on a podcast.

That Ontario coast is a bucket list for me.

Hard for me to get to Canada more than once a year right now though and the buddies & sons trip for lake fishing still needs to be the priority at this stage.

Don’t cry for me haha. Love the Canada lake trips so I’m fine.
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