Nice Bull Trout from the "M" river

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

  1. Greg Holt Active Member

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    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 Moderator

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

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

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    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 Active Member

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

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    Fantastic! Pic of the year in my opinion
    Mike Ediger likes this.
  7. Mark Mercer Member

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

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  9. miyawaki Active Member

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    Very very nice Greg.

    Leland.
  10. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    One good headshake and you're thumbs gone:oops:.
    Porter and McNasty like this.
  11. weiliwen Active Member

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

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

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    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 Active Member

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    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 Clear Skies

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

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    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 Trout Hunter

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

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    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 Active Member

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

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    Agreed!