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Thrillbilly
10-11-2008, 5:30 PM
Well I decided at the last minute to fish the “O”, I had planned on fishing elsewhere but my new rod did not come in yet. It was a cold morning; my thermometer read 30F when I left the house. On the drive there I was noticing how windy it was, the whole time I was thinking man I hope it calms down when I get there. I got to the river and started to gear up; the wind was crazy I had to chase down my chair after I had got up to get something. Oh well I was here to fish and high winds were not going to stop me. I started off fishing with a #18 pheasant tail and a #20 zebra midge. As usual this combo worked well. I hooked into one that was a great fighter; I landed him and set out to get more. The next one I hooked fought like crazy, I could tell he was a lot larger by the force he put on my rod. I had been fighting him for about two minutes when I thought I felt my tippet break. I quickly retrieved my line to inspect what had happened. As it turns out this guy completely straightened the hook on my zebra midge. I cut off the zebra midge and tied on a #18 WD40 and resumed fishing. It did not take long to get into more fish. The next guy I hooked was also a fighter, after a few minutes I landed him and returned him to the water. After catching 12 from the first run I decided to move on to another section. The next section was just as productive as the previous one. I was able to land quite a few from this area with the same nymph combo. I then decided to try a streamer. Unfortunately I did not manage to get even a strike with the streamer. I decided to go back to the nymph combo that had been working all day. I fished for a little while longer then decided to call it a day. All in all it was not a bad day (with the exception of me forgetting to charge my camera the night before) I caught quite a few browns (between 16-22”), none of them were monsters but they were fun. I did get a few pics before the camera died so enjoy (note to self when the camera battery is low don’t take scenery pics)



Some of the area

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Fish pics on the next post

Thrillbilly
10-11-2008, 5:31 PM
Some of the fish I caught

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http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/sashathelen/6393b59f.jpg

FEDUPWBS
10-11-2008, 5:34 PM
Fishing for Brown Trout


I thought this was going to be a plumbers joke!

DB2
10-11-2008, 6:33 PM
Nice size Brown. Biggest I've every caught here was about 1/2 that size. Doesn't really matter, I always toss the Browns back.

Thrillbilly
10-12-2008, 10:01 AM
Thanks!

But that is cool catching smaller ones and I C&R 99% of the time (if I am out for more than a day trip I keep ones for food). That river is a C&R river so all brown trout have to be put back. But it is good because the average fish in there is 18"-24", there are some over 30" in there as well. The smallest brown I have ever pulled out of that place measured 16".
If you have ever read any of my other fishing reports here you would see I normally go to small creeks with my 1WT. I wanted to go to a small creek yesterday but my new toy (Sage 000710-3 TXL) that was supposed to be in last WED still is not here. Once it get in I will have to go try it out on some small waters. After that I am going to go play with my 9WT and some Steelhead.

jmlivingston
10-12-2008, 10:20 AM
...the average fish in there is 18"-24", there are some over 30" in there as well. The smallest brown I have ever pulled out of that place measured 16".

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Wow... I've fished all my life, almost entirely the small streams and more recently lots of beaver ponds in southern Colorado. I've never had the fortune to catch a trout larger than 16"! I always drool over the fish in your stories, and I'm absolutely convinced that I need to spend serious time fishing in Idaho.

John

Thrillbilly
10-15-2008, 4:02 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Wow... I've fished all my life, almost entirely the small streams and more recently lots of beaver ponds in southern Colorado. I've never had the fortune to catch a trout larger than 16"! I always drool over the fish in your stories, and I'm absolutely convinced that I need to spend serious time fishing in Idaho.

John

As I tell anyone from back home in CA. If you are ever heading up this way PM me and I will go fishing with you (provided I donít have to work).

Thrillbilly
10-15-2008, 4:30 PM
oops double post

emc002
10-15-2008, 4:52 PM
As I tell anyone from back home in CA. If you are ever heading up this way PM me and I will go fishing with you (provided I donít have to work).

From all these threads, are you sure you actually work? ;)
I'm up in Colorado this week, and fished the San Juan and Animas. I'll try to hit the Gunnison on my way back.
It's been great to actually catch something after the dismal late season fishing in the Sierra!

Thrillbilly
10-15-2008, 5:52 PM
From all these threads, are you sure you actually work? ;)
I'm up in Colorado this week, and fished the San Juan and Animas. I'll try to hit the Gunnison on my way back.
It's been great to actually catch something after the dismal late season fishing in the Sierra!

Yes I work, I am just able to get the "kitchen pass" on some of my days off ;)

You had a bad time fishing in the Sierras this year? I have seen some great reports from the Sierras. Talking with a few friends back home they all said that it was some good fishing up there this year.

emc002
10-15-2008, 7:28 PM
Yes I work, I am just able to get the "kitchen pass" on some of my days off ;)

You had a bad time fishing in the Sierras this year? I have seen some great reports from the Sierras. Talking with a few friends back home they all said that it was some good fishing up there this year.

No, the spring/summer was fine. Late season (with lower flows than I've seen in 20 years) sucked. Carson (West & East), Walkers, Mokelumne, Americans, Stanislaus(all forks). Middle fork of Stanislaus is still ~okay~