When you're alone.. noone can hear you WOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!

#16
I talked to a few guys at the gold bar mini mart who had done well with spoons at Reiter. All natives, not a single hatchery fish seen caught by anyone. I always like talking to spoon fisherman about good water because out of all the gear fishers, they are the ones who like the same kind of water we do, and I often learn about quality water to fish.
 
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stewart dee

Guest
#18
You know what we are proud of you man! It is a good indication that you managed the fish correct and passed on the hero shot (that means a lot to me anyway).
 
#19
Its really hard to let em go without a photo, but I just couldnt feel good about bringing it onto the rocks to get a pic and risk removing all its slime layer. It was probably my biggest fish this year, it certainly would have been nice to get a pic. Oh well, the HOH DOWN approaches, hopefully I can get some love out there
 
#20
Nicely done. What a way to end the S river season. I sure would have liked to get out more this winter, and would have liked even more to land a damn fish. At least I've been enjoying tying up some juicy ass intruders.

Congrats on a great day.
 
#21
you still have 2 more weeks on some quality water if they don't close it down early. Maybe we should all do a Fortson hole takeover one of these days. That would amuse me!
 
#22
Its really hard to let em go without a photo, but I just couldnt feel good about bringing it onto the rocks to get a pic and risk removing all its slime layer. It was probably my biggest fish this year, it certainly would have been nice to get a pic. Oh well, the HOH DOWN approaches, hopefully I can get some love out there
Great job you don't need a photo, better to play it safe. maybe you'll catch its offspring in three years gongrats!
 

Itchy Dog

Some call me Kirk Werner
#23
you still have 2 more weeks on some quality water if they don't close it down early. Maybe we should all do a Fortson hole takeover one of these days. That would amuse me!
2 more weeks? Where? Congrats on the great Sky fish,by the way. However without a photo I really don't believe you. Unicorns...heh.
 

fredaevans

Active Member
#24
Some times, alone and without a camera, is a very good thing. Looking back, with one exception, the 'exceptional fish' I've hooked have no photos .. except those burned in to my brain.
 
#25
I am just as happy with it in my memory. Out of all the fish I caught this year, I have a pic of the one that means the most to me... And although it was smaller than this last one, the size for where it was from makes it a double trophy to me. 34" is a good fish, but not a tropy sized fish on the Sky
 

Ian Broadie

Flyfishing is so "Metal"
#26
Had a killer day on the Sky today! Landed a really nice buck that taped at 34" by 18.5". Not a single other person fishing my hole, PARADISE, despit the hellacious wind. Phone was in my pack, so unfortunately no photos, but it was my first steelhead on the spey rod, and Im stoked!!!!! I lost another one that felt a lot bigger when it straightened out my damn hook!! Ill never use tiemcos for steelhead flies ever again!
On a related note, a buddy of mine landed a 39" x 21" inch monster on the Sauk yesterday
HooRaahh!! and Evan's right... you bastard :D
 
#27
Burned into the brain is an excellent choice.
At least you got some rough measurements which is more than I can say so far this season.
Congrats is all that is needed.