As close to fly fishing in a bathtub as possible

psycho

Active Member
#6
Those muskeg holes are interconnected, you can go down through the surface between them. Filmed in one of the Scandinavian countries.
 

JE

Active Member
#10
Fine to keep and eat a few if the regs allow and the fishery can handle it. I don't get the clubbing though, a quick twist of a sharp knife directed between the eyes at the otoliths kills the fish instantly and does not damage it.
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#11
If I keep, I prefer the cruel method of racking the gills and letting the fish bleed out.

This spot reminds me of a couple of muskrat holes that developed on the Ford. The holes would be isolated from the creek like little water islands and fish would come into them because of the protection. They were almost always good for a fish if you could sneak into them and drop in a scud. Now the landing was always interesting, but fighting through a hole I will admit added a new dimension to the sport.
 

Smalma

Active Member
#12
I believe in some areas of Europe (Switzerland??) it is illegal to practice catch and release of trout and the successful angler is required to "dispatch" any fish caught with a blow to the head.

That said the video reminds of fishing Lake Marie near Fall City where the floating bog islands would move about creating open spots and slots among the brush and trees growing on the floating bog Islands. Use to catch the small trout in those open spots but of course with that unstable ground it was always possible that the days adventure might included not only some trout but some impromptu swimming.

Curt
 
#14
This spot reminds me of a couple of muskrat holes that developed on the Ford. The holes would be isolated from the creek like little water islands and fish would come into them because of the protection. They were almost always good for a fish if you could sneak into them and drop in a scud. Now the landing was always interesting, but fighting through a hole I will admit added a new dimension to the sport.
A friend of mine was a fish bio on the Yakima for years. He told me that on a couple of occasions, they tracked fish (with chips) 15 - 20 ft away from the river. They thought they had been eaten by a bird or something, and the chip was on the ground somewhere, but couldn't find it.

A couple of weeks later, both fish were found (alive and well) in the river. They went back to that original spot, and found these underground tunnels that flowed along the Yakima.
 
#15
While on vacation in April my family and I took a tour of an old underground gold mine just off I-5 near Kellogg, ID. They had some deep underground pools that had been formed as they mined, and years ago planted some rainbows in them. It was pretty weird to be standing several hundred feet underground staring into a small, dark pool with huge rainbows swimming around it. Not much room for a backcast, but one could easily dap an indicator and a couple of micro leeches ;)