Christmas Came Early This Year!!!

Discussion in 'Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming reports' started by MeCrankMate, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. MeCrankMate

    MeCrankMate TheLegendOfTheLuckyScale

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    Scott
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    Have I mentioned how much I love living in Idaho? My dad and I have been threatening to get together and spend a day exploring some areas down stream from his house and finally we cleared the time to get out and do just that. Weather came in on Sat. and left us a little present overnight...
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    We were expecting this anyways, so we were geared up with the cold weather gear and set off to do some walking. Got down to the river and it was a winter wonderland. So quiet and still.... and as you can see it was SUPER crowded today as usual.
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    Keeping with the pattern from this last week... weapon of choice was the magic gold Phoebe... it didn't disappoint. Fish were where they were supposed to be and every fish was a hard fighting native.
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    We worked many runs throughout a 3 mile stretch, so many spots that looked so absolutely rediculous. In the spring, most of these spots will be inaccessable due to water levels and growth of the plants. In one of those runs that you stand back and look at and say to yourself. "Damn, this spot is fishy", I nailed what wound up being my personal best German Brown to date
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    After a 10 min battle on 2# I finally got him in and got a look at him. Went 4.6 on the digital scale and measured out at 24". Judging by the size of his head in relation to his body, he probably would weigh some where around 5 to 6 lbs in the summer after gaining some weight after the spawn. Truly a beautiful fish. Took some reviving after the long fight, but he swam off into the deep current and will live to blow someone elses mind another day.
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    Caught a couple more rainbows and another nice brown from under an over hanging log and that about rounded up the day. A steady rain and 6 and a half hours of no food or beer prompted us to call it and head back. All in all, a truly epic winter session on the river and a great day with my dad. Final fish count, 7 rainbows and 3 browns (all fish released). My dad caught several rainbows as well, but I lost count of his.
     

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  2. BOATSODA

    BOATSODA Team Boat Soda

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    Dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! way to go on your personal best brownie......hope you have a great christmas mate....talk to you soon........................
     
  3. osidefishin

    osidefishin big daddy

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    looks like a great day hangin out with pops,way to go..
     
  4. spike

    spike Well-Known "Member"

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    Very nice Scott!
     
  5. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    Damn nice fish. Thank you for the report..
     
  6. jpurkiss

    jpurkiss Newbie

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    I can't wait to move there.
     
  7. USMCfish

    USMCfish USMC-FISH

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    Very nice and looks beautiful!
     
  8. BringTheFeesh

    BringTheFeesh Newbie

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    Gorgeous fish. The Gold Phoebe always deliver. Love the colors on that 'Bow especially.
     
  9. KILLA

    KILLA Newbie

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    DAMN, hommie! Dude im so jelious bro, just living it up out there. You should invest in a Nice video camera and make your own show. POST IT on BD...Merry Christmas to you and your family
     
  10. Captain Curt

    Captain Curt Cooter

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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet.

    Curtis..........

    The boat Hanna..............
     
  11. geno machino

    geno machino "Relax" - Everything is going to be just fine!

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    Excellent read.......looked like a great way to spend some quality time with Pops!
     
  12. MeCrankMate

    MeCrankMate TheLegendOfTheLuckyScale

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    Scott
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    Gonna try and start taking video with my camera phone, but will have to have someone with me to do it. Can't tangle with a fish of that size on 2# and shoot video at the same time... atleast I can't. I've seen some damn good video's on BD and always wondered if they had help or not. Anyway, got my new lic. for the year on Sun so will try and head out with the boys this week and see what's on the chew.
     

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