JEREMY R PEACE
Lava Hot Springs Idaho
83246.. and by the way reader advised there is a very good chance I am writing from my phone so there is a 99 percent chance for punctuation and spelling errors thank you for bearing with me..
I picked this one because it was such a beautiful cutthroat, and it totally floored me when I caught it. The stream wasn't that big, and the spot this fish was holed up in was a brushy maze that took an amazingly lucky cast to get it to the fish. After I released the fish I waded up the pool to retrieve one of my flies ( first cast wasn't so lucky! ). When I got to my fly, I found two other flies there also that someone else had donated to the same branch.
I wish I had gotten a picture that really showed the colors and vibrancy of this fish.
I thought I would add another view of this same fish. Measured along my fly rod it was about 22 inches. It sure was a fun catch!
Jeremy, I think I remember seeing the picture of your Dad's fish. Maybe you can look back in the posts and link to it. I would love to see your LMB too.
Six months later after a 6 month tour to Afghanistan I was blessed once again with a crankbait bite beyond anything I have ever seen or experienced. 8 keeper smallies on 12 casts and about 40 keepers on the day. A great memory for Dad and I.
I'll join in. Mine was a coho salmon caught from the bank on a spoon in Lewiston in early October. I didn't get any official measurements or anything before the release, but I guessed him to be around 32 - 33 inches or so and about 12 lbs.
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Wife's best and im really thankful she was able to get out and fish this year with her 4 wheeler accident summer
Great pic everyone Im glad we enjoyed time on the water with our friends and family and i hope you have an even better 2012
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However, to reminisce a moment, the fish that I have talked about to friends the most was not photographed. I was fishing a shallow flat with a Fluke when I met the storied fish. I made a fairly long cast and as the Fluke hit the water there was a huge boil a few feet downstream and a submarine V wake torpedoed toward my bait...
Nothing at all. The fish never hit the bait. Something I did was wrong and the fish turned away. This is not common with smallies, as they are very aggressive fish.
I guarantee this was a huge smallie. I returned to the area many times afterward, but never caught a picture fish from the spot.
Just wait 'til next year. It'll be even bigger, and I'm ready.
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'There is no use in your driving 200 miles to fish when you can be just as unsuccessful near home."