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post #1 of 14
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Yesterday I fished on the New Fork River just outside of Pinedale, Wyoming. It was a cold, windy day and the fishing pretty much sucked with one rather pleasant exception.

A big brown trout:



Here's what he looked like head-on:



If it isn't going to snow in the Tetons, at least I can go fishing.
post #2 of 14
Hey Junior, ya going fishing??

Yup.

Ya got worms??

Yup, but I'm still going fishing.


Ha. Ha.

Nice Brownie, Bob. We've got 'em that big back here in Maine but, they are far and few between and they are most often caught through the ice on big water.

Nice catch!
post #3 of 14
Uffff, that looks beatiful!
post #4 of 14

Fishing

Nice fish Bob, makes some of my Cutts look pretty small.
post #5 of 14
That fish is huge! The Newfork is such a tiny trickle of water, esp now. Its hard to believe that its holds fish like that.
post #6 of 14
looks yummy
post #7 of 14
That looks way better than the snake you almost caught last time
post #8 of 14
Mmmmmm :
post #9 of 14
I've got a friend in Ohio whose sister lives in Bondurant(spelling) Wyoming in the summer and she has a stream running behind her house. I asked him if the fishing was any good, and he told me you don't catch a fish every cast but at least every third cast!

I don't know if the fish are the size of yours. But its marvelous in 2008 this type of wildlife still exists and reinforces why we need to be vigilant about the environment. I live in the Pittsburgh area and our rivers were pretty dirty and polluted and apparently have improved considerably as they are going to host a World Championship bass fishing event this year or next.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Sugaree View Post

Nice Brownie, Bob. We've got 'em that big back here in Maine but, they are far and few between and they are most often caught through the ice on big water.

Nice catch!
Fish like that are very few and far between here, too. That's the biggest non-Alaska trout I've caught this year (and I fish quite a bit).

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Originally Posted by apeyros View Post
Uffff, that looks beatiful!
Thanks. It's a gorgeous, very healthy-looking trout.

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
Nice fish Bob, makes some of my Cutts look pretty small.
He makes most of MY cutts look pretty small as well.

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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post
That fish is huge! The Newfork is such a tiny trickle of water, esp now. Its hard to believe that its holds fish like that.
The New Fork actually starts running a little higher this time of year because all the ranchers have stopped diverting irrigation water. Early September seems to be the low-flow time of year for that stream.

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
looks yummy
Whoa, big fella! That one got thrown back. The big ones don't taste as good as the smaller ones.

That reminds me... I don't know if your wife does this but mine does. She'll go shopping for clothes and bring a bunch of things home. She'll then try them on and compare to stuff she has in the closet, etc, and take about three-quarters of what she bought back. She calls that "shop and release".

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
That looks way better than the snake you almost caught last time
Ain't that the truth!

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Mmmmmm :
See above. Don't they practice catch and release "Up in Michigan"?

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Originally Posted by roundturns View Post
I've got a friend in Ohio whose sister lives in Bondurant(spelling) Wyoming in the summer and she has a stream running behind her house. I asked him if the fishing was any good, and he told me you don't catch a fish every cast but at least every third cast!

I don't know if the fish are the size of yours. But its marvelous in 2008 this type of wildlife still exists and reinforces why we need to be vigilant about the environment. I live in the Pittsburgh area and our rivers were pretty dirty and polluted and apparently have improved considerably as they are going to host a World Championship bass fishing event this year or next.
The Hoback River (which runs into the Snake River just south of Jackson) runs right through Bondurant. It's a pretty small stream at Bondurant but it's full of small cutthroats. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they catch fish on almost every cast. It's a very beautiful little valley and I drive right through it on my way to Pinedale.
post #11 of 14
Nice catch!
We had a beautiful weekend here in the mountains. I didn't fish, but went on a long motorcycle ride. As I summited Ebbetts Pass above Bear Valley I snapped this picture from the road and it made me think of Bob.

post #12 of 14
Hooray for tight lines. Nice brown!
post #13 of 14
awful purty fish
post #14 of 14
I grew up in PA and have seen a lot of small rivers that should be great fisheries devestated by mining and other environmental insults. The water is acidic and the the rocks are rust colored. I've lived in WY for almost 20 years now and havent seen the eastern water for a long time. I hope that things are improving. For years I kayaked on the Nescopeck creek which flows through a beautifull gorge near Hazelton. The water was absolutly gross! I have friends who live on the creek where the water is clear. One day I took a canoe and paddled the upper stretch untill I found the source of the pollution. It was a mine grate with foul gross water flowing out of the side of the hill and killing everything below it. The water here is very clean and we work to keep it that way.
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