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Old 03-18-17, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default Third small stream report of the day

I believe from another part of the state as Wes and splatek. I had been to this place before and only caught the smallest of the strikes I got, so I went searching for the larger risers from my previous outing. It took me a while to find fish willing to play the game, but the first I caught was the prettiest rainbow I've ever seen.

I caught many more, but they all seemed to be in deep holes which were a bit far apart to call every plunge pool. There was one run against an undercut bank that produced a "one that got away" fish that came unbuttoned, but for the most part I was catching good fish.

I went up above some waterfalls and found a promising hole. Splashy rise and I had a fish on that made a run under some rhododendrum and I couldn't stop him because he was doing it against rod bend!! Good thing my hook set was solid and I was able to get my line free and bring him in. Picture doesn't do it justice, but this was my biggest wild trout yet.

I went searching for brookies after that, but despite a few miles of walking I only caught more rainbows at my next spot and the area was becoming too rhododendrum choked to crawl, much less fish.

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Old 03-18-17, 10:30 PM   #2
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That first fish is gorgeous.
That last fish, straight pig 🐖!

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Old 03-18-17, 10:33 PM   #3
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Awesome! Gotta love those little wild guys.
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Old 03-18-17, 11:47 PM   #4
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Absolutely beautiful fish!
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Old 03-19-17, 01:25 PM   #5
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Wow, that first fish is, indeed, beautiful. And I like the last - looks like a nice tug!
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