Beaver Lake hatchery trout

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  1. Trevor Thorp

    Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

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    Fished Beaver Lake last Saturday to see what the trout planted from the Issaquah hatchery were all about. Hooked into a couple and kept this one. It fought well, jumping 2 to 3 feet out of the water twice. Smoked it on Sunday, tastes great. Fun to catch on a 4wt while the rivers are blown out.
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    Wow, looks like it was on steroids! What a pig.
     
  3. NomDeTrout

    NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    man i've caught my share of beaver lake trips, but that is one fat football.
     
  4. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    The king has no clothes!:rolleyes:
     
  5. gdbrill

    gdbrill Tight Lines

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    Nice, fish. What pattern did you use?
     
  6. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    I still can't see it. No indication of any pic posted at all. Comcast was out-of-service here all day yesterday, but nothing seems to be wrong with my computer. Strange....:hmmm:

    This isn't some kind of conspiracy, is it?
     
  7. Trevor Thorp

    Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

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    gdbrill, this is the fly I used.
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    gdbrill Tight Lines

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    Looks good. Thanks.
     
  9. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Oh yeah, I see it now. Nice one. Good looking fly, too. I tie one kinda like that.:rofl:
     
  10. gdbrill

    gdbrill Tight Lines

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    I had some really good success with a bead head black leech a couple of weeks back
     
  11. sroffe

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    Fat little guy.

    Are those hatchery fish they put in Beaver Lake triploids?
     
  12. Mike Ediger

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    Looks like a little freak that I caught at Rufus one time. It was 12" long and 9" deep back to belly. Almost round.
     
  13. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    A large version of a Tellico take-off . . . nice fish . . . did you get a tight spiral on the retrieve?
     
  14. Trevor Thorp

    Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

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    The WDFW catchable trout plant reports say they are just rainbows, not triploids.
     
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    broods