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First OPen Water of the Year
« on: April 18, 2014, 08:00:27 PM »
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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 12:16:10 AM »
Gotta love the first open water of the year,well done. ;)

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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 06:57:50 AM »
Looks nice blacktail..

We have another month up here before we can start to play.

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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 09:28:37 PM »
I got out on the open water as well but I'm a little further south.

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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 04:32:38 PM »
   I see Sierra is doing some tackle inspection before hitting the ice free water..... :o
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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 10:36:14 AM »
good job BT!!!!
nice bows!!!
brandon, fishing amongst palm trees.....that's just cheating.... :P
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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 09:43:24 PM »
Ya, sure is good to feel the bend in the rod again in open water.  :)
Paul and I got out for a couple of hours this evening and the rainbows were hungry.
10 landed between us, 5 each today.  He was float fishing while I was lindy rigging.
Fish were nice 3 pounders.  Kept one to top up my next smoker batch;  I still have a few frozen from the winter to smoke yet.
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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 09:49:45 PM »
Right on guys.. :)

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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2014, 07:31:02 AM »
Right on,, looks nice boys,, well done.

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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2014, 04:14:32 PM »
Axe called me yesterday to rescued me from never ending work. Spring start up for fishing is crazy this year. It was a fun fish for few hours. Rainbows quite aggressive. Looking forward to his smoked fish recipe.. :)
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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2014, 01:03:05 PM »
Wow those are really nice rainbows guys!  I don't recognize that pond.  Looks like a good one :)
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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2014, 06:09:55 PM »
Wow those are really nice rainbows guys!  I don't recognize that pond.  Looks like a good one :)

Brandon, pm me when you are up this way and have a few hours free.  We will take you there.
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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2014, 08:39:00 PM »
  There is a fish so big in there it straightened the hook....I had him then lost him :'( :'(
That's fishin. Rainbows like my wee 1 white micro jig....
  I'll get him next time.... ;)
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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2014, 12:38:20 AM »
Brandon, pm me when you are up this way and have a few hours free.  We will take you there.
 

I'll keep the offer in mind.  I was hoping to come up the first two weeks of June but seems like plans are changing :(  The wife thinks we should consider looking for another place to live instead of fishing.  Oh well we shall see and maybe still make it up in the summer.

  There is a fish so big in there it straightened the hook....I had him then lost him :'( :'(
That's fishin. Rainbows like my wee 1 white micro jig....
  I'll get him next time.... ;)

I love mini jigs and big fish due too... only problem is like you say the hooks are pretty like and do bend sometimes.  Maybe you need to create one with a slightly heavier hook although I know it kind of defeats the purpose of being super light. 
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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2014, 12:44:42 PM »
hey Paul and Dave, i'd be willing to fill in for Brandon if he's unable to make it.... :P
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Re: First OPen Water of the Year
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2014, 04:33:01 PM »
Sure thing, Wildman.  I can take a guest down there once in a while.
I have admired your trout adventure pics for a long time now.
It would be great to fish with you for a bit.  PM me and we will talk.
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