Anyone Been Fishing This Week

General trout, fishing, conservation, or anything outdoors related discussion. Trip reports and stream conditions welcome, but please do not name streams.
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brntrout
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Anyone Been Fishing This Week

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I haven't been fishing in about 5 days has anyone been out and how are stream conditions currently?

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I fished south of 90 yesterday. Did a solo-van-drop using my bike, meaning left van at end point, biked 3.1 miles to start with my gear, and fished up to van. Heck of a day. Water in great shape. Started a little slow because I haven't trout fished since May something. Had to remind myself that fish in different lays, e.g. water that looks far too shallow and fast to even hold fish. 1030-200 PM used both streamers and nymphs to land something like fifteen fish. A little slow. But after observing how the fish bolted to the streamer at point of slapping water, I was prompted to switch to a foam hopper. It got silly real quick. Meaning catching 12-15 fish in about 20 minutes, basically bass fishing for trout with giant ugly foam fly. Was treated to some ridiculous visuals: fish coming up from pool bottoms, basically straight or nearly-straight charges, taking fly and continuing up into complete air-immersion. One fish in particular was hiding at a ledge drop into a pool. I floated the hopper down into pool and the fish rose, grabbed fly, and quickly descended back to hiding. At that point I was kind of playing tag more than aggressively murdering fish. So I waited a second and watched him go. Then set hook.

Kept a limit of perfectly sized 11-12" browns.

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Looked at water n of 90. Would have fished one spot but there were three anglers. Went south. More people. Ended up fishing a smaller stream. Caught fish on stimy. Note: county fair starts today in Preston. No cleated wading boots allowed on Ferris wheel. Don't ask how I know that.

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No cleated wading boots allowed on Ferris wheel. Don't ask how I know that.
That's the funniest think I've read on this forum in a while.

Justin - glad you bonked some fish to take home. That rhetoric on another thread is getting nauseating.

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High Stick wrote:
No cleated wading boots allowed on Ferris wheel. Don't ask how I know that.
That's the funniest think I've read on this forum in a while.

Justin - glad you bonked some fish to take home. That rhetoric on another thread is getting nauseating.
Justin sounds like you had a great time. And yes, your right, the rhetoric on another thread is getting a little over the top!

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I fished on Tue, 7/17, north of I90. Fished a stretch of a popular stream for a little over 2 hours and caught a lot of 10-11" fish. Per the other thread I kept my limit. The fish were not overly skinny. Headed east to check out a stream a friend told me about. Had troubles finding it except at a bridge where it was a mere trickle. The road never got real close to the stream and I didn't see any access points. Headed back to original stream and did well again on a lower stretch. Trout were bigger here than my previous spot upstream. I did not have a thermometer but it seemed the water was not it's usual cool temp. Weather was perfect and stream was clear.

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Post by S.T.Fanatic »

I made it out on Friday evening for about an hour in the WW as well and also kept fish. My wife wasn't around so my son and I made quick work of the fish. Delicious.
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