20" Bow caught on the upper North Fork of the Lewis


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    20" Bow caught on the upper North Fork of the Lewis

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    20" Bow caught on the upper North Fork of the Lewis

    Caught on a size 12 Orange Stimulator

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    1. Jeff Hokanson

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      Date: 10-18-06
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    That is an AMAZING fish, I am sort of wondering if that could be a big Searun Cutthroat, the face just seems more cutthroat to me than rainbow, but i have never fished the lewis, so i wouldn't know.
    #1 10-18-06 12:31am

    Zen Piscator

    Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.
    Well, the North Fork Lewis is above a dam so no on the searun cutt. Good fish Jeff!
    #2 10-18-06 1:42am

    East Fork
    To elaborate on Zen’s comment, actually its above 3 dams none of which have fish passage.

    Nice fish.
    #3 10-18-06 4:16pm

    kamishak steve
    definitely looks like a sea-run tho hog wrangler, but apparently thats an impossibilty
    #4 10-18-06 7:41pm

    Scotty G

    I lost my hat
    There were dark red hooked jaw coho in the upper river Saterday when I was up there. I'v heard the WSFW Dept trucks them up there. Maybe they truck SRC up there too.
    #5 10-18-06 11:37pm

    Jeff Hokanson

    Not so new to the board anymore.
    My first thought was a large coastal cutthroat from the reservoir (which I've caught before), but there were no slash marks, so......who knows. As for coho, my brother and I saw at least a dozen between Eagle Cliffs and the Muddy confluence on various redds. A few cruisers had the fish put down in a few places, but all in all was a good day for dries.
    #6 10-19-06 12:03am

    That is definately a cutthroat. Coastal Cutts often lack noticeable slashes, but the spotting, and the fact that the maxillary (jaw bone) extends past the middle of the eye makes that a cutt. Sweett fish
    #7 10-19-06 7:58am

    Stephen Rice

    Senior Member
    well if that is a cutthroat he's one in a million. They do plants up there but I don't think they plant any cutties in that res. I have been fishing that spot for years and never have seen a cutthroat there. Rainbows and Dollies and that's it(oh yeah they did plant coho up there too). that just looks like one Sweet Rainbow buck ! the thing I like about that area is that the fish can go out to swift and get some good growth before they come back up river.Way to go Monkey Fly!
    #8 10-19-06 2:42pm

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