Today on the Yak in Cle

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  1. lylelovett666

    lylelovett666 Active Member

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    IMG_4005_12.JPG Weather was great,water was high,fishing was slower than joe biden,but in the last twenty minutes of daylight my buddy found this with a Pat's Stone,
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    The Duke Been around

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    Awesome!!! Beautiful fish!!!
     
  3. The Duke

    The Duke Been around

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    On second inspection that looks a hell of a lot like a Yak steelhead due to the lack of any spots below the lateral line.
     
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    It was 26".
     
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    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    i was about to say, looks like a steelhead. whatever it is, nice fish!
     
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    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    ok 26", thats either hog johnson of the yak, or more likely a steelhead.
     
  7. The Duke

    The Duke Been around

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    Suspicion confirmed :). Very cool.
     
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    Hell of a fish!
     
  9. lylelovett666

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    Took about 10-12 minutes to get it in.Went on some very wild runs & did some fantastic acrobatics.I was about 25 yards up stream when I saw my buddy engaged in something that might need assistance.One of those great deals where you get almost as much rush from the assist as you would if you had hooked it your self.
     
  10. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Best advised to take a bigger net this time of year! :)
     
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    Real panic moment when the fish came into view and I realized my net was not going to cut it.Finally just went for the scoop and he folded into the net with some overflow.I think if he had fought at all when netted he would have skated.
     
  12. Gregg Lundgren

    Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    What a great way to end your day on the river! That gorgeous fish will quickly dismiss the sore lip, romance ahead.
     
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    Looks like it might be a male kelt. Live male kelts are rare. Spawned a time or two, maybe looking for another hen?

    Certainly a memorable catch while trouting.
    Nice fish, congrats!
     
  14. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Jumpinjimaneez! That fish is probably hoping the next guy has a bigger net :)