Nice Bull Trout from the "M" river

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Greg Holt, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Greg Holt

    Greg Holt Active Member

    methow bull trout.JPG Seemed like too nice of a moment not to share. Didn't want to delay release in order to measure it, but would guess it at between 26" and 28".
     
  2. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    Beautiful fish, Greg. IMHO, your priorities are those of a true sportsman.
     
  3. Peyton00

    Peyton00 Active Member

    That is an outstanding pic. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Kelly Michelsen

    Kelly Michelsen Active Member

    Beautiful fish, I caught a nice BT 1 year ago on the Met how, my avitar
    It was a nice surprise it put up a good battle but stayed down unlike
    Most of the steelies I have hooked! Thanks for sharing.
    Kelly Michelsen
     
  5. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith Active Member

    I bet that was a blast, nice picture man.
     
  6. Patrick Allen

    Patrick Allen Active Member

    Fantastic! Pic of the year in my opinion
     
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  7. Mark Mercer

    Mark Mercer Member

    That's a beauty !!!! Great photo too....
     
  8. Mark Kulikov

    Mark Kulikov Active Member

    Very nice.
     
  9. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

    Very very nice Greg.

    Leland.
     
  10. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    One good headshake and you're thumbs gone:oops:.
     
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  11. weiliwen

    weiliwen Active Member

    THAT is how to handle a fish! It's a monster, too. Strong work.
     
  12. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

    Nice fish! I really want to go target these at some point (I've never fished for them).
     
  13. Darryl Pahl

    Darryl Pahl Active Member

    That's a great picture on so many levels, thanks for sharing. You've captured the time of year context with the fall leaves. The dynamic water flow. Sense of scale with the rod. The subtle and similar similarities with the colors of the fish and the background. And I like the fact that the tail isn't visible, which adds to the picture, not detracts. And of course the sensible and ethical release.

    Sets a new standard for photos.
     
  14. Greg Holt

    Greg Holt Active Member

    I'm glad that you all could enjoy the photo, and I appreciate all the fine comments.

    You're right junkie, the "bull" in bull trout makes them very unpredictable once subdued, but what's a little (of my) blood where a great photo is concerned...
     
  15. astrofisher

    astrofisher Clear Skies

    That is a very cool picture. I really like that.
     
  16. timb

    timb New Member

    Nice photo! That does it; I'll be chasing bull trout next time I'm out west. I have to see one in person.
     
  17. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

    Great fish! Never hooked into one myself but am always hopeful. Awesome job on the handling :)
     
  18. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

    I have caught and photo'd many, but never have I taken or seen a better pic than that one Greg. Nice!

    LB
     
  19. Alosa

    Alosa Active Member

    That photo should be in Northwest Fly Fishing magazine. Great shot.
     
  20. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

    Agreed!