Today on the Yak in Cle

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by lylelovett666, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. lylelovett666 Active Member

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    IMG_4005_12.JPG Weather was great,water was high,fishing was slower than joe biden,but in the last twenty minutes of daylight my buddy found this with a Pat's Stone,
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  2. The Duke Been around

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    Awesome!!! Beautiful fish!!!
  3. The Duke Been around

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    On second inspection that looks a hell of a lot like a Yak steelhead due to the lack of any spots below the lateral line.
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  4. lylelovett666 Active Member

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  5. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    i was about to say, looks like a steelhead. whatever it is, nice fish!
  6. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    ok 26", thats either hog johnson of the yak, or more likely a steelhead.
  7. The Duke Been around

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    Suspicion confirmed :). Very cool.
  8. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Hell of a fish!
  9. lylelovett666 Active Member

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    Took about 10-12 minutes to get it in.Went on some very wild runs & did some fantastic acrobatics.I was about 25 yards up stream when I saw my buddy engaged in something that might need assistance.One of those great deals where you get almost as much rush from the assist as you would if you had hooked it your self.
  10. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Best advised to take a bigger net this time of year! :)
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  11. lylelovett666 Active Member

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    Real panic moment when the fish came into view and I realized my net was not going to cut it.Finally just went for the scoop and he folded into the net with some overflow.I think if he had fought at all when netted he would have skated.
  12. Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    What a great way to end your day on the river! That gorgeous fish will quickly dismiss the sore lip, romance ahead.
  13. Klickrolf Active Member

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    Looks like it might be a male kelt. Live male kelts are rare. Spawned a time or two, maybe looking for another hen?

    Certainly a memorable catch while trouting.
    Nice fish, congrats!
  14. wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    :)
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  15. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Jumpinjimaneez! That fish is probably hoping the next guy has a bigger net :)
  16. Blake Harmon Active Member

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    how do you figure its a kelt? Its early march and all I see is a buck in full spawning colors. Also looks pretty healthy at this point, not any of the typically black/gray paleness and slim appearance of one. Also Ive never heard of a kelt fighting like he explained.
    Way to go man!
  17. Mike Ediger Active Member

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    I was going to make a comment about a net with 8" opening making a 14" fish look like a steelhead.....but sarcasm rarely goes over well. :p
    Seriously though, great fish!
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  18. Dblhaul Member

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    Nice fish! Pats Stone is a great yearround fly.
  19. NW_flyfisher if it's not this, then what?

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    nice fish and great story, bet I know what your buddy is going to tell his co-workers tommorrow, or the guys at the fly shop he frequents
  20. porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Steelhead on the Yak near Cle Elum? How is this possible?