Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:31 am Posts: 259 Location: a vanagon somewhere in WA
after a couple years of snowboard bum transience, the act of "settling down" consumed a lot of my time and energy this summer. yet i still managed to get in a few fishing excursions in my new northwestern home.
my father came out for a visit and we explored the beautiful twisp river.
i caught some little fish...
...and he caught some bigger ones.
one of the last few days before i started working.
borrowing a float tube for my first attempt at "belly boat" fishing.
a rather relaxing way to spend an afternoon!
despite all that lounging, i managed to hook a trophy bass!
and better yet, the most prized trophy of any fly angler--the pumpkinseed sunfish!!!!
ok, so these photos are but comic relief compared to most of what's been posted here... but dammit i grew up in the northeast, where 4000 feet is a big mountain, and 14" is a big trout. now that i've spent the last few years climbing some real mountains, perhaps it's time to go fish for some steelhead! anyone got advice??
I was fortunate to spend a month traversing the American arctic by river last summer. We caught and ate a lot of fish. These pics help explain why, for me, fishing, like split-boarding, is as much about spending time in the back country with dear friends as it is about the pursuit of the fish or the epic line or turn.
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Well not being the fellow to really want to give up on anything once it's season wanes... I convinced a couple bros that cold camping is the shitski... We headed up to my Ely cabin, and set out for some fishing at a kind of a hidden campsite. We had to don orange due to it being deer hunting season.
And it turns out Surly brewing just released "The Darkness" An Imperial Russian Stout.
Nothing says "fokk yeah.. let's do this like a 9 am brewski"
group photos on a sweet overlook
Brookie after taking a grouse that fell into a deep crevasse after I shot it
Hunter/Gatherer Surf and Turf
Another fine Rainbow on a somewhat hidden lake.. They were loving the worm harness spinners
And this may very well be the last fishin for the year.... Well until the ice comes in, and we do it all over again.
Bring on the split!!
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