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EpicSki Member Is Now a World Record Holder!

post #1 of 21
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Since he would never post it himself, I'm going to brag about something one of Epic's members has accomplished.

 

Adipose doesn't post here often but he's an avid skier and an even more avid flyfisherman.  I've skied with him several times here at Jackson Hole and he's taken me fishing several times at places not to be named.

 

With that buildup, I just wanted to announce that Adipose has been awarded a certificate from the International Game Fish Association for catching a new world record Golden Trout here in Wyoming.  For those of you who don't know, Golden trout are probably the most beautiful of all wild trout and the one he caught (and RELEASED) is just unbelievable.  For an angler, catching a fish like that is the skiing equivalent of catching a sunny powder day with five thousand vertical feet of 40-degree slope with three feet of fluffy new snow on it and no one else to track it up.  

 

This is literally the fish of a lifetime.

 

Congratulations, Adipose!

 

 

 

 

Here's the certificate with his real name blurped:

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Bob Peters - 10/21/12 at 2:45pm
post #2 of 21

Awesome!  Beautiful fish- I just showed Blaze- he's pretty envious!

 

Congrats again Adipose!

post #3 of 21

Way to go! I'm strictly a salt-water angler myself, but very familiar with the IGFA's rigid certification procedures - Adipose has joined a very exclusive club. Congratulations! 

post #4 of 21
That is a stunningly huge Golden. Way to go, Adipose!

Where did you say that was again? wink.gif
post #5 of 21

Wow congrats to Adipose. 

post #6 of 21

Awesome fish!  Glad to see it released.  Hopefully that fish will help create more big fish.

 

I can't remember growth rates for Golden Trout, but that fish has to be several years old.  That Golden is a survivor.

 

Dennis

post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by Denny1969 View Post

Awesome fish!  Glad to see it released.  Hopefully that fish will help create more big fish.

 

I can't remember growth rates for Golden Trout, but that fish has to be several years old.  That Golden is a survivor.

 

Dennis

My sentiments exactly. ^^^

 Not that I wouldn't love to have some nice trout on the grill from time to time. 

post #8 of 21

Stunning fish, magnificent!  That really is the fish of a lifetime.  Congratulations.  

 

(Now are you going to tell us he caught it barbless?)  

post #9 of 21

Hats off to the guide as well if they had onewink.gif

 

You still got that cabin for sale up there Bob??

 

Well, according to the documentation, it came out of Golden Lake and was released back in there.  Someone can catch it again assuming a real bear doesn't beat them to itbiggrin.gif


Edited by crgildart - 10/22/12 at 12:32pm
post #10 of 21

that's an incredible fish.  Goldens grow pretty slowly because they live at fairly high elevations.  I never expected to see one that size.

post #11 of 21

Wow!!! I'm exclusively a bass fisherman myself, but I know an amazing fish when I see one. Way to go!

post #12 of 21

I don't know about Wyoming, but growing up & fishing in the High Sierra the elusive & rare Golden Trout was considered the ultimate catch!  I am sending the picture to my brother who is still an avid angler.  Bob if you ever want to trade some secrets I am sure he would be willing to accommodate wink.gif .

 

Thanks,

JF

post #13 of 21

WOW

 

"Fish of a lifetime" is an understatement and the world record proves it.

 

Absolutely amazing

post #14 of 21

Very nice!.  Is that a cane rod in the background that he caught it with?

post #15 of 21
Nice trout.
What fly did he catch it on? I think I spy a strike indicator so some sort of nymph I'm guessing?

Ed: looking at wiki it says the WR was 70cm long. The certificate says this one is 53cm?
I'm assuming the wiki entry was not verified and not a true WR.

Also, golden trout over 25cm are considered to be large, just to get an idea of what a monster this is.
post #16 of 21

Congrats!

post #17 of 21

Thanks Bob and thanks for all of the nice comments, I'll try to answer a few questions and give some background. I've been fortunate enough to live in Wyoming my entire life and have caught many goldens over the years but nothing more than 12 - 14 inch fish, I had heard many rumors and have seen pictures of fish significantly larger (still nothing like what I ended up catching). I did some simple research and made a few connections that pointed me to a couple of mountain ranges and drainage's not far from my home in central Wyoming. After 4 years of canceled trips due to an early spring, a late winter, or a week long low pressure system I was finally able to put a trip together to pursue the big-uns. BTW - goldens typically can only be found in lakes above 10,000 feet elevation and the big goldens typically hold in the deep dark water of those lakes, except when then leave their deep water liars for a few days a year in the spring to spawn. That's where I spotted this guy, he was holding in a lake that had a small feeder creek spilling over a rock pile into the lake. I'm assuming that at some point this fish had been washed down from one of the lakes above and ended in this lake and was simply trying to return to his home water but was unable to get past the rock pile. After spotting him it took three separate attempts over a day and half before finally hooking him on a #14 orangish scud tied barb-less, I was also using a strike indicator. In the photograph you can also see my ever faithful German Wire Hair Pointer - Hans, supervising the whole affair and the fly rod I caught him on. The rod is hand made from bamboo by Jerry Nonnemacher and was my 50th birthday gift from my wonderful wife of 27 years. This particular lake lies at the end of a 24 mile hike with three mountain passes in a designated wilderness area, most of the hike is above 10,000'  I'm always looking for someone to accompany me on these adventures, so if your're interested, have a week to spend and your skiing knees can take the abuse drop me a line.

A little about the IGFA requirements, each species has several different world record categories (overall, all tackle, line class, fly fishing, tippet class, men's,  women's, kids, juniors) and all of them except "All Tackle Length" is measured in weight. To qualify for the world record in the "All Tackle Length" category the fish has to be photographed on a specific measuring device that is only available from the IGFA in three different positions, a photograph of the angler with the fish and a photograph of the fish with the equipment used, and THE FISH HAS TO BE RELEASED ALIVE, all of this along with a notarized application including witness statements has to be submitted and reviewed by the IGFA before being awarded a "World Record".

It sure was a lot of fun.

post #18 of 21
Congrats and what a payoff to a lot of work and research. I'm presuming from your description that it was in the Jim Bridger Wilderness. I'd love to spend more time there --perhaps I'll finally get my wife into backpacking.

Mike
post #19 of 21

Congrats on that hog of a fish. 

 

If I am not mistaken (or unless it is an intentional diversion) the name of the lake is printed on the certificate--although there are at least two lakes of the same name in Wyoming.  If it is the area I am thinking it is, many of the best lakes to catch big goldens are within about a 10 or 20mile radius of it.  Anyway, I am envious of anyone who is lucky enough to even hike into the area.  To catch a fish like that is the ultimate icing on the cake.

post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

Congrats and what a payoff to a lot of work and research. I'm presuming from your description that it was in the Jim Bridger Wilderness. I'd love to spend more time there --perhaps I'll finally get my wife into backpacking.
Mike

 

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Originally Posted by SB77 View Post

Congrats on that hog of a fish. 

 

If I am not mistaken (or unless it is an intentional diversion) the name of the lake is printed on the certificate--although there are at least two lakes of the same name in Wyoming.  If it is the area I am thinking it is, many of the best lakes to catch big goldens are within about a 10 or 20mile radius of it.  Anyway, I am envious of anyone who is lucky enough to even hike into the area.  To catch a fish like that is the ultimate icing on the cake.

 

Adipose can elaborate if he would like to, but I'm pretty sure that "Golden Lake, Wyoming" is a generic and intentionally vague name.  I would bet that you could pull out his fingernails before you'd get the actual location out of him.

post #21 of 21

If you display the jpeg detailed info you will see the latitude and longitude recorded where the photo was taken.   yahoo.gif
 

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