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Old 01-28-18, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default Catching and releasing and catching and releasing

Covered somewhere around 4 miles of river yesterday, hammering every bit of structure and water swirl. A buddy of mine fished with me until 10, then had to leave. I decided to stay and enjoy the cloud cover and falling water, and really by that point just looking for a skunkbuster.


We had been hucking a variety of jerk baits and swim baits all morning, so after anchoring for a snack and a mental regrouping, I decided to go the finesse route and downsize my offering to a mini dungeon streamer. I managed to pick up a rainbow, a smaller yet healthy and bright yellow brown, then with all details eerily similar, busted the same big brown I fooled back in September.


The solo camera thing is sorta tricky and rushed, and being in a hurry to get some shots and set him free again, I didn't even notice until I got home and started comparing the spots. I found the overall darkening as well as the whitening of the halos pretty cool.


Thought some of you would find interesting no only the C&R success, but also site fidelity and diet, as the fish was in the same log jam he was 4 months ago with the same cannibalistic hunger for his own.



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Old 01-28-18, 10:41 AM   #2
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And yes, those are my lucky fishing pants
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Old 01-28-18, 10:45 AM   #3
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So killer in every respect my friend.

I thought I saw that fish cruising that logjam early before the push. Glad you got him.

We did all agree one of us was gonna bag one this weekend. Phil called that shot first I believe.
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Wow, that is a beauty! Well done Sir!
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Dude nice work. So what is his name gonna be?
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Dude nice work. So what is his name gonna be?
All the men just call him "Sir"
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Fish like these are the reason I want to learn to fly fish. Beautiful fish!
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Fish like these are the reason I want to learn to fly fish. Beautiful fish!

I would probably encourage you to try any tactic to see what works best for you, as long as you are having fun and staying within the rules and regs.

I personally like to add weight to my streamers, and throw them on the lighter of my 2 spinning rods which is a medium /fast action. The weight gets the rig deep quick and lets me whip it all the way to the bank from mid river. Also, for me, in a boat, I can hit alot more essentially moving targets with spin gear and cover more water.
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And yes, those are my lucky fishing pants
But that bubblegoose tho.
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Did you two just become best friends??
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