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 Post subject: Re: The Fishing Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:44 pm 
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mtnrider wrote:
Nice thread and pics guys. Would anyone recommend a beginner (less expensive) but halfway decent fly fishing set up? I've been wanting to give it a try, I used to tie fly's when I was younger, mmm, just because I like to make things but I've never tried throwing a line out.



I would check out temple fork outfitters. TFO makes a nice rod and reel combo for about $150. You can get a set up for a lot cheaper than that but the quality is going to be pretty shitty.

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 Post subject: Re: The Fishing Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:46 pm 
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After losing my gig at voile in mid may I have found a lot of time to chase fish. I'm trying to go to places that i always have wanted to fish, but haven't had the chance or time. again i don't have a job so i'm limited to places that i can afford to drive to. luckily the black canyon of the gunnison is only about 6 hours away from salt lake, and it turned out to be one of the coolest places i have ever been to. We went to hit the big stonefly hatch but high water and cold temps prevented the bugs from coming off. Thus fishing was slow but it was a pretty intense experience to cast a fly in such a wild place.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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The trailhead to the Gunnison route. This route is the easiest of the six or seven ways down and still drops 1800' in half a mile or something like that.
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My buddy darin on the chained section of trail

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Me on the trail down
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Finally down at the river. Storm rolling out sun comin in.
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The canyon is serious. Amazing stone structures everywhere you look.
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Yours truly
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The fishing was slow I caught two small browns but didn't get a photo.


Here are some more black canyon scenics.

the painted wall
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We spent the rest of the time in the Gunnison Gorge cuz the fishing was a lot better

We caught several browns that looked like this
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Similar to the Black Canyon but not as dramatic. Also the gorge had a southern utah feel.

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home for five days
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That trip was blast even though the fishing was marginal. The black canyon and town of Montrose is now on my list of places to go back to. If you are in the area make sure you swing by black canyon national park it will blow your mind.

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 Post subject: Re: The Fishing Thread
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so i have been fishing a shit load you can catch up on it here http://wasatchsurf.wordpress.com

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 Post subject: Hunting Apaches
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:34 pm 
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I went hunting Apaches...


Not these Apaches,
Geronimo
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These Apaches
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Apache trout are one of two native trout to AZ, the other being the also endangered Gila trout. Back in the 50's, AZ game & fish knew Apaches were declining bad, so they translocated a population of fish in a dark of night clandestine kind of way to this remote canyon, with a cold perenial stream, which is actually out of their native range by about 250 miles.
I grew up fishing the small streams of the Eastern Sierra, so it's only natural I still love to fish small streams. My wife told me about this creek in this canyon a while back, so last weekend me, wife, and dog hiked into this remote location (sorry to be kind of secretive, these fish are pretty rare), and little did I know how small this creek would be. Cool thing, just as I was packing the truck my neighbor rides up on his bike showing off his new tubeless rim setup, and I tell him where we were going, and he says he did some of the original fish population surveys after this population was translocated. Cool.
The hike begins here, with views like this,
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The hike is damn steep, (though not as steep as Wasatch Surf's Black Canyon adventure), it drops 1800' in a mile and half. Nasty too, full of thorny Locust, and Stinging Nettles.
Eventually you come to the stream. Saturday it was a welcome sight, it was hot, the two of us and our black dog got straight into the water. The creek is very small, I would guess it's cfs to be in the single digits. The creek is tiny, and super brushy making casting almost impossible. Dapping the fly into a hole was the technique. My 7.5' 3 weight was like casting a telephone pole, I actually wished I had something smaller & lighter.
This is the biggest pool I found, and if you look close there's six fish holding here.
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These fish are not timid. This stream most likely does not see more than 3 fisherman in a season. They would rise quickly for anything I threw at them, and didn't seem to care about my hack presentation. This is the first fish, on the first cast, sorry for the shitty photo.
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Here's a nice pic of my ass. Actually, I'm trying to be stealthy, and trying to get a good lane to back cast in as I'm trying to shoot this cast over two small pools to land the leader in the pool pictured above.
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And the happy result,
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As you can see, these fish are not huge. Or even close to nice size. The biggest I landed was maybe eight inches. But sometimes size doesn't matter. Apaches are so beautiful; consistent olive color, spare on the spotting, large dorsal fin, elongated head. Almost as beautiful as Bonneville cutt throats. I did go on to hook fish on almost every cast, in almost every hole, and all in all a very rewarding little expedition. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Fishing Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:52 am 
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Right on Rico, sweet pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: The Fishing Thread
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awesome trip report! That looks awesome. There is nothing like catching native fish in a small mountian stream.

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 Post subject: Re: The Fishing Thread
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Location: deep on the the west shore
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while floating the private section of the truckee I suckered this nice brown in on a fat orange stimulator.

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 Post subject: Re: The Fishing Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:23 pm 
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Here's my contribution to the thread. :)


Nice sized catfish on Zebco gear at Lake Berryesa.

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 Post subject: Re: The Fishing Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:36 am 
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Nice whale, Ahab! You might be the winner of the big fish of the summer award.
Where's the wake boarding photos?

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 Post subject: Re: The Fishing Thread
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Ummmm

All that needs is some Hot oil, yellow corn meal ,salt and pepper.

Shit , looks like I better do some fishin at Vons tonight,catfish is on the menu :drool:


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Newfie Trouting outing... Significant O nets first Newfoundland Brookie.

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 Post subject: Re: The Fishing Thread
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My bro and i went up to Wyoming last week in search of some native Bonneville's...
(More photos at--http://neilprovo.blogspot.com/)

-My boy dutch and i scoping out some run's to fish
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-Throwin' loops
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-Ian fooled this one with a nice hopper!
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-Love this river, cant wait to go back ;)
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 Post subject: Re: The Fishing Thread
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Neil, Great pics!
This might be the best pic of the season,
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Where? Upper Bear River? (If it's a secret you don't have to say).

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