enlightened

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by triploidjunkie, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    She whooped me again at our favorite lake. The wind was ferocious, forty plus mph(sorry for the word shortcut old timers), and spotting fish with white caps was difficult to impossible. At one point waves were hitting a big rock and shooting spray high into the air much like the ocean. That actually happened to be the rock enlightened took here best fish standing on, a gorgeous pastel pink cut of around twenty five inches. I had chases and one or two brief hookups, but was schooled by my protege'. We stopped at Rufus on the way home and I somewhat redeemed myself with a ugly little hatchery brat,but not quite.
    Different fish in the pics, minutes apart. Then the last pic is what a bad fishing partner looks like when they're gloating up on the hill, realizing we're calling it quites when the other partner hasn't landed one. I believe it's called satisfaction.? IMG_20130413_170412.jpg IMG_20130413_171529.jpg IMG_20130413_171549.jpg IMG_20130413_173258.jpg
  2. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    Excellent report. Congrats to E, great last pic.
  3. GAT Active Member

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    Obviously the fish prefer your fishing partner because she is so cute! How did you end up fishing with a model? :) I do think you need to buy her a different hat. Oh, nice fish, BTW.
  4. IveofIone Active Member

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    OH,OH-faux pas alert! Gene, you never call a lovely woman cute! Haven't you seen Bull Durham?

    Ive
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  5. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    Great report and way to to Enlightened!
  6. GAT Active Member

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    Okay, fine. She's a lovely woman who is also cute. :) (and I can breath through my eyelids)
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  7. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Good LORD! I'm really not a fan of stillwater, but after seeing all your posts, I constantly rethink my judgement. Pretty awesome to see lake fish bigger than most of my steelhead.
  8. enlightened Active Member

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    Chased one bad boy down after tri missed it. Fantastic and rare day for me. The golden boy got skunked.....:)
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  9. Drifter Active Member

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    Nice bright fish! and way to tough out the wind, 40 mph ouch.
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  10. Matt Baerwalde ...

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    Those are great fish and that is one satisfied, and dare I say smug smile indeed.
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  11. Steve Call Active Member

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    I'm with Luke - not really into stillwater fishing, but I may need to rethink that. Great fish!

    I assume you are fishing streamers?
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  12. Mike Ediger Active Member

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    You two are awesome!
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  13. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I wasn't, but enlightened was using a streamer that I tied up that morning on a whim.
  14. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Wanna describe it for us? :)
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  15. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Trip, no offense man, but the reason we like the Triploid Junkie and Enlightened couple...well, the answer is enlightening! Great report, glad you two were out despite the harsh conditions. Hopefully this is the first of many fishing reports for you two this spring. I'm pulling for her to outfish you in each of them, but I know you'll hold your own. Great photos. Great fish. Great fishing partner. You two are doing it right!
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  16. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Man, that does it! I could never beat a report like this one! (Very nice!) I might someday catch me a whopper of a trout, if I'm lucky, but i just don't photograph all that nicely. I can't even qualify as a "hand model" any more.:D
    I guess my reportin' days are now over with.;)
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