Wet Side Opening Day 2012

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Jonathan Tachell, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    Took my girlfriend out at a local lake this morning to get her into her first fly caught trout. It was a success. She was a trooper waking up super early and being a little chilly, she listened to instruction well and most importantly had a lot of fun. We fished for about an hour or so and caught around 20 rainbows and 1 cutthroat from 8" to 16". I don't think she is hopelessly addicted to the sport as I am, or at least not yet but she had fun and that was cool to watch.

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  2. scottflycst Active Member

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    Nice fish JT! Glad you both had fun, sounds like a rewarding day.
  3. James Harrington Member

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    Well done guys! Cutthroat dominance tomorrow...
  4. atomic dog Jive Turkey

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    Smile, it's fishing!

    (Also, great pics, it's always fun to be able to spend fishing time with the SO.)
  5. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Nice work. Unfortunately I was stuck at the yard all day.
  6. Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    Yeah Nick they tried to get me to come in both days but I said I had trout fever and that I would not be coming in one way or another. Now next saturday that may be another story since I want to buy a new pontoon boat. Atomic Dog I will work on the smile. Ha ha I get so into trying to dial in the fish soimetimes I forget.
  7. mtskibum16 Active Member

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    Nice fish! Looks like I need to get out there. Too many options and not sure what to go after!
  8. Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    Yeah I hear you there. Between all the lakes, some of which got stocked with some bigger fish and sea run fishing its a tough choice right now.
  9. mtskibum16 Active Member

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    Yeah plus I'm curious about lingcod. Never fished for them but the season opens tomorrow and I wouldn't mind doing some exploring around the area with my boat. On top of all that I also need to fit in hitting the trails on my mountain bike!
  10. mtskibum16 Active Member

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    Sorry, double post.
  11. Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    Yeah ill be out fishing lingcod tomorrow but with gear unfortunately. The area I fish there just is not enough fish especially shallow enough to consistantly hook them on fly gear. Headed to Neah Bay in June for that though.
  12. mtskibum16 Active Member

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    I was planning to use gear too actually...thought it'd be easier while searching. I'll bring my flyrod along in case I find some SRC though. Sorry for taking your thread off topic.