2 days in a row, 22"+ browns at pass...PICS

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  1. Blake Stiller

    Blake Stiller Member

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    First one on friday night was on the very first cast, second was last night about 5 minutes after i got to the lake. Other than that fishing has been slow.
    Sorry the pics are crap
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  2. Steven Green

    Steven Green Hood Canal Pirate

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    Nice fish, I wish the lakes near me had browns.
     
  3. Mark Bové

    Mark Bové Chasin tail

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    Unbelievable bro!!!! But lil babay jesus is crying about the fib of how big it was.
     
  4. Blake Stiller

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    I know in the pics it doesnt look it cuz its underwater, but i taped the second one. I could hardly net it in my 18" net. I have pretty fat hands too, theres 8" of fish or more stickin out of the water in the second pic. Next one i catch i will take a pic with the tape on it, deal?
     
  5. jobyksu

    jobyksu Long Drift Trouter

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    Great feesh! - did they take streamers?

    Don't bother. It doesn't take much effort to see that if your thumbnail is 1" long, then it is nearly 20 inches from your grip to the lip. Enjoy your fish, and keep the memory for yourself.

    No sense in harassing a fish just because people that weren't there want to call you a liar.
     
  6. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Ah Steven, browns are ok, but rainbows fight way better. It would be nice to have a brown trout lake over here, but you aren't missing that much.
     
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    Nice fish, and a nice way of treating them also.
     
  8. Blake Stiller

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    Actually streamers arent working out here right now. Theres multiple hatches going on nightly, and the fish dont even bother.
     
  9. Steven Green

    Steven Green Hood Canal Pirate

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    I went down to teal this morning and hooked into the hardest fighting most acrobatic 10" rainbows I've ever seen :rofl: Rainbows fight well, but it would be nice for a change up every once and a while :thumb:
     
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    I got 5 very nice Rainbows - 17-21", and one smallish Brown (13") Saturday afternoon on a black Wooly Bugger. Fished along the east shore on full sinking line. I fished for about three hours but got 4 of the rainbows in quick order between 2:45 and 3:15 in the afternoon. Three, including the Brown, were hooked while trolling slowly, the other three casting along the bank and retrieving qickly before the sinking line got more than a foot or so down.

    The half hour after sunset during the spring remains my favorite time on this lake. You can't beat casting to rising fish. Floating line, #14 or so chronimid or other sparse dressed nymph - fish aren't choosy at these times. Spot a fish within casting distance, see if he rises a second time, cast to where you think he'll be next. If it's a good evening it's not unusual to hook 6 - 8 fish in 45 minutes or so. Most evenings it's not that good, but catching a couple of nice fish in a half hour isn't bad. It doesn't last long, it doesn't happen every evening, but when it's good it's really good. If I hit it right a couple of times a spring I'm happy.
     
  11. rattlesnakeflyguy

    rattlesnakeflyguy Harrison

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    iagree

    That's SPOT ON. It's really amazing! About 8-10 within 1 hour. You just have to be there for that 1 hour. RSFG.
     
  12. mtskibum16

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    Man I would have to disagree! Where I'm from (Montana) the rivers and streams have a combination of rainbows and browns and in any given day you can catch similarly sized fish of both....pound for pound I feel that the brown fights much harder and longer. The rainbows are usually much more acrobatic and give a really good run right off the bat but the browns just dive deep and run! With the smaller sized fish that seem to be present here, I would agree a rainbow might be a more fun fight because of their tails dances....not because either fight real hard. I'm used to fishing rivers where the average size fish is 14-18 inches and 20+ inch fish are not uncommon and almost expected. In those sizes, a brown will give you a better fight, IMO, than a rainbow.

    I miss the browns! :(
     
  13. Ed Call

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    I've been getting into a bunch of those 10-13" rainbows at Teal too, fun stuff. I have heard that there will be a supplemental planting there sometime in the near future. With that and the slowly clearing water it could be in pretty fine shape soon.
     
  14. golfman65

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    I've gotten both out of Pass and also thought the browns fought quite a bit better...That said, sure wish either of um fought like the fish up in the interior of b.c.

    Last time on Pass I ran into another wff guy from Mi. I had landed a 17" bow and thought it was a dinker..he saw me land a 15" brown that fought quite a bit better..Sure wish one of those damn logs that follow you fly but won't bite would one day...Sure would like to see how those puppies fight...
     
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    Sweet Blake nice fish. Streamers are still working though [​IMG]

    on a big variation of scupzila
     
  16. Blake Stiller

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    Yeah i take back what i said about streamers. I just had like 2 days in a row that werent productive with them so i thought they werent working. Went to heart today and thats all i could get em on was streamers.
     
  17. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Hey Golfman, That was me out there. That fish did put up a good fight for you!

    My one and only fish of the day was a nice 14in brownie that put up a pretty damn good fight.
     

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