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big_river_bum  
#501 Posted : Friday, May 24, 2019 10:27:02 AM(UTC)
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snuck out last night for an hour. water kind of dirty. few risers. millions of midges out. tied a pale evening comparadun on

14.5" on the 2 wt and put up quite the fight. lost one 5 minutes prior that was even bigger but snapped my 6X tippet when it ran downstream and snagged a stick

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a few pretty ones from the last week

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mmalyuk on 5/28/2019(UTC)
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#502 Posted : Friday, May 24, 2019 12:52:57 PM(UTC)
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And all within sight of your car! Pretty cool. They seem to have been looking up, from the flies in their mouths.

I should have used a PED Comparadun when I was out fishing earlier this week. I did okay, but would have liked to have pulled a few from the top.
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Gurth  
#503 Posted : Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:39:56 PM(UTC)
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Memorial Day saw me trying to sneak an outing in before the rain.

Went to a favorite local small stream and did quite well with 12 browns and 10 brookies.

Was keeping score in my head as I went as this is a blender section of water with the two species completely intermingled and the browns came from behind right before the rains for the victory.

Brookies could have prevailed if all of them had remained hooked after striking.

Trout pics…


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This last one (below) missed coz he startled me, causing me to yank the lure away – my first reaction is still flight when a fish surprises me and he was in an undercut about 5 feet up and appeared very late in the retrieve.

I figured there was little chance that he'd go again, but he did on the next cast…


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Great little outing and wishing I could have gone a few more hours.


/trip reports for now Flapper


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mmalyuk  
#504 Posted : Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:18:52 PM(UTC)
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I got out a few nights ago with a buddy. We started about a half hour or so before dark and continued for a few hours. Had a nice fish hit my rap right away but didn't get a good hook set in the extremely tight quarters. Anyway we landed a fair amount of fish with my buddy's 20.5" fish the best of the night.

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While fishing in the dark isn't for everyone I really enjoy it and everybody should try it at least once!
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Gurth on 5/30/2019(UTC)
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#505 Posted : Sunday, June 2, 2019 3:30:08 AM(UTC)
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Went out on Thursday to a new Brookie stream and managed two, it was a small stream and had a beaver problem, I went to a larger stream in the next valley over and managed these guys,
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This was my favorite fish and I caught him right where he was supposed to be, As I have done more fishing I've gotten better at finding the fishy spots, I caught this one in a small undercut in a riffle and the moment I saw it I knew there would be a fish there. So I take that I'm getting a little better at fishing ThumpUp
Gurth  
#506 Posted : Sunday, June 2, 2019 3:37:58 AM(UTC)
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That’s a pretty brookie and it was a fun moment when that all kicked in - when you can look at a spot and know there is a trout there.

Doesn’t mean they’ll bite or even show themselves.

But they’re there.
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billybigbilly on 6/2/2019(UTC)
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#507 Posted : Sunday, June 2, 2019 5:33:05 AM(UTC)
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yeah, the bottom half of that brookie is amazing

having the confidence that things will happen the way you think they will is half the battle

execution is the hard part

good on you billy ThumpUp



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billybigbilly on 6/2/2019(UTC)
big_river_bum  
#508 Posted : Sunday, June 2, 2019 5:35:00 AM(UTC)
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also, your post just inspired me. i may have caught more fish at this point this year than any before, but i'm pretty sure i've caught WAY less brookies. may have to take a trip next week before it gets hot
mmalyuk  
#509 Posted : Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:55:42 PM(UTC)
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I rolled this fish a couple days ago and went back yesterday evening and landed it. 20.25". I fished in the rain the past 2 outings and it has been very solid. Had multiple chances at big fish each time.


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Gurth  
#510 Posted : Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:35:16 PM(UTC)
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Nice fish Matt!

Makes me want to go get some of those.


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