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 Post subject: Sorry bout' that (warning pic heavy)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:00 am 
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Rainbow Trout
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I thought I had let everyone know that after my discharge I had relocated to the Pacific Northwest. It has been brought to my attention that I hadn't let some of my friends here in on that little secret. Well this summer has been an eventful one, I thought some of you might enjoy a few flicks, so here she goes...

My new backyard

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Some of the neighbors

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Yes, I fish for salmon in my backyard, I'm spoiled I know :D

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I still occasionally get out and fish for freshwater trout...

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I think I'm becoming a bit of a saltwater guy anyway

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But I still love steelhead on the swing...

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And the occasional bull trout
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That has been my summer, this year of bumming around is off to a good start. Some tying to get ready for winter steelhead, they are almost here...


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Till my next adventure starts, Happy Holidays guys.

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 Post subject: Re: Sorry bout' that (warning pic heavy)
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AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing and keeping in touch! Make sure you make some time to bum around in the south east :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Sorry bout' that (warning pic heavy)
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Damn fine report ,John. Great photos too.

Nothing wrong with salt water. I am sure those big eye tuna are hell on a fly rod.
Did you eat the octopus ??? :?:

Do I see a dolly varden in one of those flicks or is it another bull trout

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 Post subject: Re: Sorry bout' that (warning pic heavy)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:42 pm 
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Excellent report. Good to hear from you and wish you the best of success on your new adventures.


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OMG!!! I hate you so much!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Have fun my man, be careful, be good.

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 Post subject: Re: Sorry bout' that (warning pic heavy)
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 Post subject: Re: Sorry bout' that (warning pic heavy)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:22 pm 
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JT, that is actually a flounder believe it or not. Things fight like a wet sock. Too small to eat.
Nope, thats a bull trout. I learned something really cool the other day, and that is that the bull trout here will migrate to the salt when food is scarce in their home rivers. Fish tagged in the Skagit river have been re-caught as far away as the Hoh river, thats on the pacific side of the olympic peninsula. Which probably explains why some of those fish get MASSIVE. Think 25lbs big.
Yeah those tuna are hell; bright day like that they are SUPER selective. Even though an 8lbs fish requires a 12 weight rod to bring'em up to the surface when they are trying to dive. On the other hand pacific albies are really tasty when grilled right :mrgreen:
I promise I'll check in more often guys and if any of ya'lls make it out my way shoot me a buzz, see if we can't do a day on some of my home waters.

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 Post subject: Re: Sorry bout' that (warning pic heavy)
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Its good to have options... Glad to see you are having fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Sorry bout' that (warning pic heavy)
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Glad to see you're doing OK. I guess the SoHo just didn't provide enough excitement for you....


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 Post subject: Re: Sorry bout' that (warning pic heavy)
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Good to hear from you Darth!

BTW--- That ain't a Flounder, itsa Sand Dab:

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Flounders eyes don't bug out and they have teeth, very, very sharp teeth...

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