Monday, December 21, 2009
Doug's Brown cropped to hide the location.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Nice rainbow on his first outing.
Being persistent Pete continued to work the run. He missed on big grab from a heavy fish and cast back out without hesitation. After several more drifts he hooked another heavy fish and this one was wasn't coming off. He followed our landing instructions and had a 25" in brown in the net in short time. The monster, post-spawn, hook-jawed brown was a beauty. Lucky bastard.
A little urban fishing.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
I had not been to the East Walker for a few years so I was excited when Doug said he was going to help electroshock and be a part of the weekly video for the Nevada Division of Wildlife. After cordially inviting myself we jumped in the truck and went to meet the NDOW team. Doug and Chris Vasey were the stars of this episode so I stayed back and fished behind them, doing my best to avoid any contact with the camera. I even brought my own camera and spent some time working on my photography skills.
We all caught a fair number of browns and rainbows in the 10-15" range before Chris began working a nice stretch while Doug stood back and did some coaching. Chris hooked and landed several fish in the run, including a beautiful 21" brown. After the excitement of a big fish in small water we all walked downstream for the electroshocking.
I had never witnessed an electroshocking before and I was surprised at the results. When they began shocking, tons of small fish were raised from every bit of river. When they hit the deep tailout of a run, big fish came to the nets. Several browns over 20" with the biggest being 22.5" were measured and released. I had a great time and enjoyed having the opportunity to meet new people while doing some fishing and photographing.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Doug on a big day by himself using a tripod...
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
The next day we went to Gunnison and did a short trip to the Taylor. It was crowded but we caught a few before fishing the Gunnison River. On the Gunnison Doug lost an airborn brown in the 5 lb range and we both picked up several browns and a few rainbows.
After spending some time on the pressured waters I decided to take Doug and Barry to a secret stretch of small stream. We did some off road driving and a steep hike into the stream and spotted some very large browns holding in a deep run. The browns were from a lake and were staging to spawn. We threw everything we had at them but they had lockjaw and eventually we moved on to the resident trout. The fish were cooperative and would eat about anything we threw at them.
Doug spent another day catching trout on the Lake Fork while I was working. He had a 20 fish day including a nice 19" brown. The following day we all hit a small stream and caught several small rainbows and cutthroats. The scenery was great and the gloomy rain clouds never exploded on us.
From the small stream we drove to the East Portal for the evening. We all caught the standard 14" browns and enjoyed nymphing the big water. Just before we left I made a few casts with a streamer, dropping it deep along a rock wall. The result was a fat 19" brown that looked and felt bigger than he was.
We spent our final day exploring the Rio Grande drainage and spent the evening on the Lake Fork. We caught small browns all morning before the rain clouded the water. We drove back to the Lake Fork for a couple of hours and landed a few nice fish before calling it a night and heading home for beer and burgers.