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

#1
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

 
#4
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?
 

jobyksu

Long Drift Trouter
#5
Great feesh! - did they take streamers?

Next one i catch i will take a pic with the tape on it, deal?
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.
 

Steven Green

Hood Canal Pirate
#9
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.
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:
 
#10
Actually streamers arent working out here right now. Theres multiple hatches going on nightly, and the fish dont even bother.
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.
 
#12
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.
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! :(
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#13
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:

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.
 
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golfman65

Guest
#14
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...