Oct 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm #1280980
@kylemeyerLocale: Portland, OR
Let's all share photos of the fishes we catch on our hiking & backpacking adventures as they happen. It'd be great to share the location, the rod used, the fly or tackle, and anything else of note.
I caught this cutthroat in Mt. Hood National Forest on a side creek of the Clackamas River yesterday. I caught him on a 12' Fountainhead Caddis Fly rod with a #14 Parachute Adams. This guy was in a pool part way up a large waterfall. My friend and I climbed the slick rocks with fly rod in our teeth to get to the pool and after only a few casts I saw a bright flash and this guy struck my fly hard. Here's an illustration of where I found him:
Okay, your turn!Oct 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm #1793858
Pintler Wilderness this past August, after throwing spinners w/ no luck my wife suggested grasshoppers as she some near the meadow where our tent was setup, caught a few and then had to improvise a bobber.
Two casts later I caught this on 2# test (I really didn't think there was any fish near this size in the lake!) after I saw what I had on the other end I didn't think I had a prayer of landing it, but somehow managed :)Oct 23, 2011 at 10:12 am #1794001
@kylemeyerLocale: Portland, OR
Fishing in Minnesota is like cheating! Holy moly that is a giant trout.Oct 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm #1794122
Rainbow, cutthroat, and golden in the wind rivers. Caught with gold kastmasters and Mepps Black fury and chartruse spinners.Oct 23, 2011 at 7:18 pm #1794158
Kyle said "Fishing in Minnesota is like cheating! Holy moly that is a giant trout."
never have fished in Minnesota, but the fishing in Montana isn't half bad :)Oct 23, 2011 at 9:01 pm #1794196
@davecLocale: Crown of the Continent
LOL Mike. That is a big fish.
Not far below Schaffer Meadows on the Middle Fork of the Flathead, on a 3 day packrafting trip, we floated over a deepish gravel bottomed pool and necks snapped when someone pointed out the shoals of huge trout holding station on the bottom. We camped not far below, and I waded up to hunt 'em. The second or third cast with my TenkaraUSA Amago (10' 4 weight level line, 6x tippet, probably a size 16 yellow humpy) brought this one in. He fought and fought, and Justin (who had never seen Tenkara in action) was impressed with the bend in the rod.
There were much bigger fish seen and hooked on that trip, but none landed.Oct 23, 2011 at 11:49 pm #1794221
We go once a year kayakfishing to Fraser Island. In fact I am drying food right now, we gonna have our anually trip next week.
The north west corner of Fraser is pretty isolated and everybody has to be totally self sufficient. One week kayaking, fishing and camping on the beach. Water is our biggest limiting factor, there is just so much you can carry(30L).
Longtail Tuna off Fraser Island, on a Squidgy Paddletail red/white. Caught of a kayak.
Golden Trevally off Fraser Island. Caught on a Halco crazy deep 8+, caught of the kayak.
Love your pictures guys, I'd love to go fly fishing for Trout!Oct 24, 2011 at 1:23 am #1794226
@jdemonacoLocale: San Francisco
Mike, that is totally cheating, but awesome none-the-less.
So I went fishing/backpacking in the low season of the San Gabriel river up in Iron Fork in Southern California a month ago.
This is what the river looked like
Was catching trout with some panther martins. This is the biggest one I caught, but unfortunately I didn't show anything else in the photo for scale, haha. Its probably around 12 inches, was the only one I kept.
And this is a pic of me and my grandpa fishing near the sierras when I was little, just found it the other day so I thought I'd share :DOct 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm #1794493
@pgibsonLocale: SW Idaho
Great Thread, I love Fishing pics. :)
Here are a couple from a day hike along a small river in the mountains here in Idaho.
Last backpacking trip fish was in mid September into some alpine lakes in the Sawtooths. Hit some rarely seen lakes well of trail from our base camp. The lakes were loaded with strong Cutthroats.
All were caught on Tenkara-Fishing gear, most were taken with Kebari's though I have also had a lot of success this year with Mini-Hoppers.Oct 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm #1795799
@fderooscomcast-netLocale: Mid Atlantic
This is a brook I caught this summer on a 3 wt fly rod w/ a size 20 pale gray midge just at dusk at Marie Lake on the JMT. Took 60 min and probably a dozen flies until I found one this rising fish would take.Oct 31, 2011 at 11:33 am #1797083
@nickbLocale: Los Padres National ForestOct 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm #1797145
@creachenLocale: East Bay
Lake Vernon, Yosemite NPNov 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm #1797489
Below are some varied photos of fishing including my first steelhead!!! (actually second didn't get a pic of my first.
Grayling on backpacking tripJan 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm #1820302
@mxracer33xLocale: West Coast
Here is my Fisrt Tenkara Monster :D This was the first fish I caught on a tenkara rod. Funny thing is, they only got smaller from there that day!Jan 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm #1820496
No shame in that monster! That's about the size of the first fish I caught with my tenkara rod as well. No picture though – it was dark and came out blurry.Jan 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm #1820505
@tbeasleyLocale: Pigeon House Mt from the Castle
I caught this fish last Tuesday, it had a snake that was just about as long as it was in its stomach.
Snake in stomach
The snake was just about as long as the trout.Jan 5, 2012 at 7:43 pm #1820513
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@xnomanxJan 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm #1821465
@skopeoLocale: British Columbia
…Jan 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm #1823864
Moments like that are remembered for a long time. Thanks for sharing !Jan 12, 2012 at 1:07 pm #1823869
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
"6 weight Sage fly rod
Islander reel with a slow sink tip fly line.
The fish was released."
Mike: Very nice. You are pure in a way I am not. A silver on a fly rod must be a handful – silvers seem to fight more per pound than anything else we have up here.
That is a tasty fish you're holding. We had his brother for Thanksgiving – whole fish in foil poached on the BBQ grill.
Lots of fish in the freezer caught with a net – go for scokeyes.
A few fish caught on rod and reel – silvers are far more exciting.Jan 12, 2012 at 1:25 pm #1823875
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
September 17, 2011, my wife and 7-year-old daughter went out with a friend and his two girls in Kachemak Bay trolling for king salmon. He made this one minute video of it. He's got a number of such shorts of clamming, etc, all in a humorous style.
Editted to add: Gear was probably 30-pound test off a downrigger at 90-100' down, then 20 feet of line to a flasher, 30-inch steel leader to a hoochie / plastic squid.Jan 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm #1823878
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@thomask702Locale: Sothern Nevada
September 2011 on a grouse/snowcock hunting expedition with my good friend Daryl. He brough along his Pen Rod and reel combo and some powerbait. I had left my gear at home, expecting to hunt more than fish, but used his rod a bit. I wont go into how terrible the rod/reel combo was, but here a few of the trout that we caught and cooked!
This was in Favre Lake, south of liberty pass. it was a great trip.
Those trout were seasoned with lemon pepper and cooked with olive oil and a bit of water to keep them from sticking to the pan. Also they were stuffed with deer+elk salami. Enjoy
-ThomasApr 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm #1867546
@mountainflyLocale: Aurora, Co
Hello everyone. I'm new around here, but I'll share some pics. All these fish were caught in Colorado on an Orvis Superfine Touch 8ft 4wt.
South San Juan Winderness spring fed pond. Fooled this one with a Turks Turantula.
Rocky Mountain National Park Green Back Cutthroat Trout. Caught on a yellow asher.
Snake River Cutthroat in the Ten Mile Range. My own cutthroat streamer pattern got this guy.
The rarest Trout in Colorado, and yes they do exist in our state. You just need to hike a long way into the West Elk Wilderness to find them. This little guy took a caddis.
Apr 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm #1868430
That's about the biggest we caught last summer doing South Lake to Onion Valley but it was a blast nonetheless. Don't get that kind of fishing here in Arizona!
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