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Another great day in the canyon!

Post By: Bubba02STi      Posted: 8/11/2017 9:52:03 PM     Points: 222    
The dryfly practice with the bluegill the other day really payed off. Caught a total of 5 rainbows and 2 browns. One I was kind of questioning it being a brook it didn't have a red underbelly. I'll let you guys decide.
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: Aug. 11, 10:05:44 PM     Points: 6146    
Nice fish.

No brookies there. Brookies have light spots on a dark olive background and tricolor belly fins.
 Reply by: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: Aug. 11, 10:06:24 PM     Points: 70    
All look like rainbows and browns to me.
 Reply by: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: Aug. 11, 10:08:42 PM     Points: 70    
These are brook trout.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Aug. 11, 10:09:25 PM     Points: 1220    
Bubba,
Brown, rainbow, rainbow...no brook trout. Nice fish though.
 Reply by: Bubba02STi      Posted: Aug. 12, 1:12:06 AM     Points: 222    
I figured it wasn't. It was just oddly patterened and kinda bland. Not used to seeing that up there. He also didn't up much of a fight other than a few jumps. For the size and color though I comparing it to the brown my son pulled out there a few weeks back. Btw there is something big and red up there that I chased for about an hour. But it wasn't hungry. 😜
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Aug. 12, 3:12:16 PM     Points: 105    
 Reply by: Bubba02STi      Posted: Aug. 12, 5:07:14 PM     Points: 222    
Here is a short GoPro edit on the catches above.

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I'll upload the raw clips for those who are interested as well
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: Aug. 12, 10:45:02 PM     Points: 2289    
Those rainbows need some food
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: Aug. 12, 10:47:06 PM     Points: 2289    
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Aug. 12, 10:52:41 PM     Points: 1220    
Bubba, I know EXACTLY where that piece of the river is you showed in the video...I caught several over the years in that same stretch of water.

Riper, I agree, those fish definitely need to eat. I don't understand why they're so thin, since there is an abundance of feed available, or at least there used to be. I haven't fished the canyon for a few years now.
 Reply by: Bubba02STi      Posted: Aug. 13, 12:16:54 AM     Points: 222    
I think part of it is how dry it was up there at the beginning of the year. I've been fishing up there most of the spring and summer and up until the past couple weeks the hatches have been light. Just my thoughts on it. We have caught some nice fattys out of there for you.

I enjoy that stretch. When it isn't so slammed like on the weekends. Also it is a good easy place to take my son and get him in the water.

Here are the raw clips for anyone interested.

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 Reply by: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: Aug. 13, 3:25:17 PM     Points: 70    
They're thin but stronger than lake fish. Most river fish I catch a fairly thin and I think it's because they are burning more calories than a big fat fish living in a lake.


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