Surprised.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by JayH, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. JayH Member

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    Maple Valley, WA
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    I hit the S. Fork Snoqualmie yesterday afternoon around 2:30. Hiked in to my first spot that always produces a bunch of little RB's and was totally skunked after fifteen minutes. The water is low I thought to myself and started upriver in search of more favorable water. I fished three or four more spots and pulled a a couple of Brookies out of two of them. Both about 7-8 inches but I was surprised to see 'em at all. That and a good cigar made for the best Thursday I could ask for.

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  2. Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Nice work. Great colors on that fish.
  3. Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Puyallup, WA
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    Jay,

    Thanks for the report.

    It looks like the s Fork maybe waking up.

    The fishing/wading was great, but catching was way down for the past 3 weeks for me.
  4. Steve Call Active Member

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    Great picture!
  5. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Why do some people always say that trout have small mouths. That picture of that Brookie with it's mouth open, you could almost drive a truck in there.
  6. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Yakima, WA
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    Well, eastern brook are in the char family and I would agree, char can open BIG! Not sure they differ that much from trout, but I've never seen trout open like a char. Anyway, not splitting hairs just agreeing.

    Great picture!

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  7. Josh Stroud Active Member

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    WA
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    Beautiful fish.
  8. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    the beach
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    Nice!

    I've always wanted to find brookies up there, but never had any luck. I think that is one "trout" species I've never caught.

    Looks like a nice day. Unfortunately, I hooked a salmon this morning so I think I'm effed for the summer. I'm going to need to drag myself up to the mountains though soon.
  9. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Des Moines
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    very cool pic, screw heros pose pictures or laying on the rocks photos, lets see some more shots like this, with character. Right on.
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