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Laramie River Browns
They are starting to move up it looks like. Or they are becoming more active let's say. Deeper holes are holding lots of fish right now.

Caught a 20" fish around 4lbs big fat female and another male close to 2-3lbs?

Should only get better - I'll post some pics when I get a dozen or so of them.

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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Cool Moose,
Back to Laramie? I think you are right, the big browns are only going to get more active. Been thinking of coming over that way, wanting to fish Hattie. Have you heard anything about lake levels over there?
Thanks for the report!

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Re: [daffy] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Howdy Daffy - Glad to see you are still here and fishingSly

Yep back in school again. School is getting harder and harder and consuming more and more time. So my fishing time is limited - but you know I'll be out thereFishin'

I've hit the river 2-3 more times since posting. Nothing to show for it. Mind you all my trips are short (15-30mins).

Wish there was more access to the river - but I'm slowly starting to explore new areas.

I went last night and caught a sucker on a "Rapala Clackin Minnow". I couldn't believe it. I've heard of them hitting spinners, flies, etc. First time for me though. (Caught a 15lb carp on one this summer too).
(This post was edited by WyomingMoose on Sep 22, 2011, 1:55 PM)

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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Had to add the sucker pic and the dink brown.

The dink brown is what got me started targeting browns this fall.
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(This post was edited by WyomingMoose on Sep 22, 2011, 5:24 PM)

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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
 

My first night time brown... many more to come. First topwater brown too. Tonight.

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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Cool, nice pictures too! Nice Sucker! Did you save him for bait??? Last summer I caught a ling on a crank bait at the Gorge... Glad you are getting some fishing time in, sorry school is getting tougher, it will be worth it! I hit Absaracca this morning, not one bass... They are getting lock jaw! Have a good un... LBD

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Re: [daffy] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Nice I'll have to try some cranks for burbot this fall.

I'm not surprised you caught one they eat a lot of crayfish. Only problem I see is getting snagged often.

I have caught some suckers and have them froze. I need to catch probably 20-30 more suckers to last me through the ice season over there.

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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Went fishing again tonight. Caught my first one up in some current on a lucky craft. Then I noticed a big fish eating down at the butt end of the hole so I walked down and cast on top of her... fish on. I'd guess about 3lbs. 18".

fun fun. I'll post pics later.

(This post was edited by WyomingMoose on Sep 24, 2011, 7:21 PM)

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Biggest Brown for me yet! I think this fish was close to 5lbs. I might be off, after all - it was dark (night time) and hard to tell really just how big she was. Also made it difficult to take a picture. What a pig though.

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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
DANG-IT Moose you post brown pics and got me all screwed up! its huntin season and now all i can see is big brown's! thanks Pal lol great reports keep it up while I fill my tag's! then its Ling killin time!

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Re: [fishley] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Keep us updated on the hunting Ash! (picsSly).

The laramie river is really not that deep this time of year. I've stumbled across a big pool that seems to hold fish 247. During the middle of the day you can't really buy a fish down there though. Half an hour before the sun goes down and half an hour after is prime time. Then any time at night is good too for the big girls.

I've really been enjoying the river brown fishing though - probably because over the past 5-10 years I've done little trout fishing and almost no river fishing. A change is nice. These big browns fight well and I have a feeling I'm going to get one around 8-10lbs if I keep at itSly

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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
As for ling killing time. I need to set my minnow baits down and start fishing worm again so I have suckers this winter!!!

I have about 2-3 gals worth of fillets right now. But we both know that won't last all winter.

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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
a swiming pool full dont even last long!
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Re: [fishley] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Noticed your new ad.

"If it swim's in the gorge and would like to catch it..."

Put me on a 30lb channel catfish ashley!!!Sly

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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
you got it might cost you a lot of money to get one but we will sure try!Winklol I dont even tell people they are in here any more becouse I havent heard of one beeing caught in a couple yrs? but I can guide other waters to so boysen?lol

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Re: [fishley] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Hehe. I don't need a guide for em.

I'm sure there are a few 30+ in there. Hell there could be dozens that size. But like you say, they are rare - very rare.

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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Well...

Heard from a buddy that gulp minnows work really well for river browns. Decided to give it a try tonight - only caught 2 dinks on the gulp though. Need to do some more testing.

The hole I've been fishing is getting fished more often now though and I couldn't get any big boys or girls to play today. Hopefully the pressure slows down or else I'll be fishing it exclusively at night instead of sun-down.

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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
try the 5 inch gulp jerk shads or 4 inch gulp minnows. zoom flukes are also money
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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
I used to throw stickbaits for river browns, now all I use are gulp minnows. I use the 3.5 inch in smelt color. I rig it like you would rig a live minnow. I use a number 4 octopus hook, and run the hook thru thr " lips" of the gulp minnow . Then I attach a small split shot about 16" up the line from the minnow. Cast it upstream, let it sink a few seconds and give it some hard twitches with the rod tip, then hang on !! I took 2 guys out on the Green river near Pinedale a few weeks ago. One guy insisted on fly fishing. I showed the other guy the Gulp technique. After a half hour of watching us land a bunch of nice browns, the fly guy said F this, and went back to the truck to get his spinning rod !! We landed 26 browns, including a 21" and 2 18"s. I rarely get hung up, and you can fish it fast, slow, shallow or deep. And when you do lose one it hurts less than losing an $18.00 pointer !!!

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Re: [jacksonlaker] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Jacksonlaker. Thanks for chiming in!

Did you ever try fishing at night?

I was going to rig some 4" gulp minnows EXACTLY like you said but was just wondering if the split shot does more harm than good? Doesn't hurt?

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I've been fortunate so far to only lose a few of my expensive hard baits but gulp has serious appeal to me if it works. Gonna try it more. Also want to see how well it fishes at night. Went out tonight and caught my first male - decent sized. There was a BIG female slurping up minnows and raging through a shallow side pool. She followed my pointer through the shallows and she made wake the entire time she followed it. She took a bite at it - missed, and then spooked off. This fish was probably 4-5 lbs.Sly

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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Use a small enough split shot just to allow a slow sink rate. Most of the fish eat the thing when you stop twitching and let it sit for a second....think of a suspending minnow bait. Also, barely run the hook thru the bait. Pretend it has lips, this will give it the most action....Go get 'em

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Re: [jacksonlaker] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Will do JL.

Last few nights I've fished stickbaits / minnowbaits and haven't got a touch. Kind of makes me think that my first few trips were luck? We'll see. I'll keep at it, still want that 7-8lb fish!Sly (sometimes I look at this river and wonder how a fish that size could live in there - but there is plenty of food.

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Re: [WyomingMoose] Laramie River Browns In reply to
Not huge but colorful.
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Nice browns moose real pretty color and real healthy looking... Thanks for the pitcures!

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