another lowland lake with pics

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  1. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    I didn't want to join the crowds on any of the opening day lakes Saturday, so I picked out a little lowland lake that is open year round and had it to myself. It rained most of the afternoon as I kicked around looking for fish, catching a few coastal cutts in the process. Towards evening, the clouds finally cleared and the sun broke through creating some glorious scenes, which I tried to capture on what passes for film these days. The sunshine and glassy lake surface put an end to the catching, however. I caught a few during the rain, mostly on a leech pattern fished deep.

    Dick
     
  2. Trent

    Trent Ugly member

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    That's a nice looking lake dude:thumb: Looks to be a nice and quiet place to fish.
     
  3. Rocket Red

    Rocket Red Vegetarian Cannibal

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    Great post. That last coastal is a chunk! I have seen very few of them that FAT.

    Cool looking lake.
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Awesome report, what a hefty friend you have.
     
  5. ceviche

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    Geez, Richard! You sure have some serious zipper-lip waters you fish! That is one hella fat cutt you got yourself there in the last pic. Beautiful fish, all!

    --Dave E.
     
  6. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Holy leaping trout Richard. Thats a mighty nice cutt you found there.

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  7. Greg Armstrong

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    Nice cutt - and on bamboo at that! Is that a vintage rod? Made by a current maker? Inquiring fans of bamboo want to know!
     
  8. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Ahh, GregA, another bamboo fan fooled by Sage's Fli 'vintage' color graphite! I would like to fish bamboo some day, but it's a bit rich for my tastes at this point.

    Nice fish, huh, Tim. Reminds me of a certain lake we fished last fall. I don't think this particular lake has either numbers of average size of that lake, however.

    Dick
     
  9. Greg Armstrong

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    Yep, fooled me alright - just like you fooled that nice cutt into taking your fly! Sure is a nice fish.
    If you want to get into a really nice bamboo rod for not a lot of bucks, look for a Granger, Heddon or what was known as a trade rod built by Edwards for any number of old tackle shops like Abercrombie and Fitch or LL Beans. These were/are really great tapers and are really a lot of fun to fish with. You can still find them full length with original socks and tubes and an extra tip for around $350 if you look. Greg
     
  10. Gary Thompson

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    Nice fish Richard, I can only dream of cutts that size.
    The only cutts we have here on the dry side are planted or the little wild ones in the headwaters.
    Damn nice fish!!!!
     
  11. Connor Parrish

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    wow beautiful lake and fish! wish there were some spots like that around my area. guess i need to explore more!! congrats on a great opening weekend!!
     
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    ScudCuddler Board Member

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    B E A U tiful lake you got there Richard! I guess I need to spend some more time with my nose in the TOPOS! Of couirse the fish is quite attractive in its on right :thumb:
     
  13. Casey Weed

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    Those are some nice looking fish. I love fishing the smaller lakes.
     

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