California Small Creek

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by Steven Mobley, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Steven Mobley

    Steven Mobley Member

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    Fished a small mid elevation creek today. The area around us was just starting to clear the smoke from all the fires we've been having. I caught and landed 55 rainbows from about 2 miles of this creek. My buddy caught far more than me. Most were between 5"-7" with a few going 9"-11" or so. All were caught on #14-#16 stimulators, but I think anything floating would have drawn a rise. Was quite a trip.

    Steve

    The Creek.
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    One on the hook.
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    Nuther wild one to hand.
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    Buddy with one.
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    Biggest pool on creek. Gave up 4 fish.
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    Average rainbow caught.
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    Stalking the trout.
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    Handling the fish.
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    Buddy working it.
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    Pretty plunge pool.
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  2. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    Excellent pics! I love fishing little waters like that.
     
  3. Jim Speaker

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    Beautiful. I love creeks like that... so fun. Tie on something bushy and forget your worries :thumb:
     
  4. Dave Westburg

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    Nice report. Am a big small stream fan. This stream reminds me of Taneum Creek on the East slope of the Cascades. Grew up with a trout stream (Kelsey creek) in my backyard. I fished most of the creeks in southwest Wisconsin while getting my MBA.
     
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    Beautiful pictures! Love that little waterfall. What kind of camera did you use?
     
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    really cool place to fish! indeed.
     
  7. Steven Mobley

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    Thanks for the kind words. Love that creek and the other lil ones close by. You can have the big rivers. The camera I used is an older Nikon Coolpix 5200. 5 mega pixel. It does a pretty decent job.

    Steve
     
  8. Richard Olmstead

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    Very nice! But what I think is coolest are the prehistoric looking umbrella plants (Darmera peltatum) growing in and along the stream.
    Dick, the botanist
     
  9. Gary Thompson

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    My kinda place, great pics, beautiful fish.
     
  10. Steven Mobley

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    Thanks Gary. This creek is the size I was expecting when I planned on fishing Icicle Creek up in your neck of the woods last year? Our creeks run a wee bit smaller than the creeks up north and our scenery isn't as pretty.

    Steve
     
  11. Tom O'Riley

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    Welcome to the world of mykiss nelsoni note the parr marks and dark lateral line across the eye if you cheched the pallet the may even had basilbranckial teeth. I have seen these fish get quite large in small streams and are the true natives down there
     
  12. Steelie Mike

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    Reminds me of a upper Feather River tributary that my brother showed me years ago. Very coool!
     
  13. Coach Duff

    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    Reminds me of the little creeks below Tahoe (Icehoue, Rubicon ect.) Beautiful!!!! Duff
     
  14. Judith Gofor

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    Hey,
    Gorgeous country! Could this be the identical stream I where I got in dangerous trouble last Saturday, caught between the huge plants and the boulders, and had to be evacuated? I would appreciate knowing, and if you prefer to send a private email, you can reach me at jgofor@yahoo.com.
    Many thanks,
    Judith
     
  15. Steven Mobley

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    Judith,

    Email sent.

    Steve