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05-21-2002 10:12 AM
Chris Stone,
Nice to hear a little more push on the cold water side of things. I do a lot of brookie fishing up this way. Also get a fair amount of L.L. salmon, brown and rainbow as well. I do a lot of striper fishing for variety as well. I live on the Kennebec which is a super fishery. If fished from one end to the other you can hit all of them.

Building the trout side of this site would be great and with more input we may be able to recruit more of the shops and guides for support. As it stands many of the shops I deal with aren't too enthusiastic because they see the hits directed toward the Steelies and stripers and don't see it as a good ad investment.

Perhaps if the trout board were moved to a higher position on the list it would help. While there are a lot of folks who fish the salt and P.N.W. I think that the greater numbers look to freestone streams for their fish.

I'll pose a request to Juro about maybe getting trout move up the board.

Keep it coming.
05-15-2002 08:44 AM
Stone Hey FrenchCreek, I was looking to see some more communication from the trout hunters in general.
Technique, fly choice is nice, and building that fly database is a GREAT idea, working on it!

Just good ole' run of the mill fish stories also are nice when you have a good day!
05-14-2002 07:06 PM
FrenchCreek I have spent 20 days on the Bow so far this year, plan to do another 80 between now and Dec.31. Being semi retire is sooo gooood!
Will fish the Crowsnest and the Elk soon and several local lakes for trout.
So, Stone, what do you & others think would be of interest in posts to the Trout Board?
Casting Techniques, eg. high stick nymphing? streamer techniques?
Leader selection for fly match?
Still water(lakes) Vs. moving water(river & stream) tips?
Since fly selection become a very regional, if not loca issue, I have not included this.
Building the archive of Trout fly patterns is one of my goals so let's get some more patterns +pics up there!
05-14-2002 02:50 PM
Quentin I don't usually target trout but always enjoy it when I catch one. It's like an unexpected treat. I guess the main "problem" (for lack of a better term) is that I only seem to catch the cookie-cutter, run-of-the-mill stocked trout, not the big holdovers (or natives!). If I could catch trout like the ones shown above it would certainly change my perspective! I know, I know -- size isn't everything. Still, I just can't get too excited about trying to catch a 12" trout that was raised in a cement bathtub.

There is some pretty good trout fishing in my area. We even have a couple of lakes that are designated as "trophy brown trout waters" and have special regulations for browns. I should do some research and put in some time to try to catch one of the big ones.

05-14-2002 11:50 AM
old man I fish mostly trout,but since I had my fall. I seem to spend all of my time in front of this computer. Doc say not to do ant thing for at least 4 weeks. So when the 1st of June hits I will be out stream fishing. Boy, I sure hope I don't fall any more. Just can't stand the pain of not being able to go fishing.
05-14-2002 11:09 AM
Domenic I am mainly a trout fisherman. I take two trout trips a year( this past year was Arkansas, and Montana.)I do the saltwater thing usually after the middle of June, when the trout have gone deep.
05-14-2002 10:14 AM
Colotrout Brad, Got to hit the caddis a few times on the Ark but its been fishing better this past week than earlier. The caddis have moved above Salida and BWO's are coming out on cloudy days. The hatch is about to Browns Canyon, so you haven't missed it all. The roaring fork is really alive now. The mothers day caddis are in full swing if you get the chance to get over there.

My wife is an outdoors person and enjoys being outside doing anything. Luckily living where we do most of our friends fly fish, so she had to hear about it all the time. I eased into the fishing though. She would come on the float trips, so eventually she wanted try fishing. One of the keys was to get her a lesson from someone else and I wasn't there. After that she wanted a rod and now she is always along. It was easier to get her fishing than to get her bird hunting, but now she does it all.
05-14-2002 09:05 AM
jared love trout fishing!! (just hard to fit time in for everything). Managed to fish the Hendricksons 3 times this season....what
a great hatch!

05-14-2002 08:37 AM
John Desjardins Stone, My situation is much like Dblhauls. I get out trout fishing when I can, but an honest answer is that I spend more time on the warmwater front, and some on stripers. You probably won't find many trout reports from me since kids, work, and home have really cut into the fishing time the last couple of years.
05-14-2002 08:24 AM
Nice Fish - and River!

I spent 90% of last year on the brooks and rivers getting skunked, so I am sticking to the trout ponds this year and get my confidence up.

Got a GREAT book for it too... if any of you yokels are interested, or if you are planning a trip over, it is a MUST HAVE for the trout fisherman...

The Atlas of New Hampshire Trout Ponds by Northern Cartographic.
2nd Edition Copyright 1994 ISBN 0-944187-33-1.

Gives general, but accurate directions to about 500-600 ponds and has depth charts for the major bodies of water:
Big Diamond Pond
Big Squam Lake
Little Squam Lake
First, Second and Third Connecticut Lake's
Greenough Pond
Lake Francis
Lake Tarleton
South Pond
Stinson Lake
Bow Lake
Crystal Lake
Dan Hole Pond
Granite Lake
Great East Lake
Lake Sunapee
Lake Winnipesaukee (yes, ALL OF IT! - covers 3 pages!)
Mascoma Lake
Merrymeeting Lake
Newfound Lake
Nubanusit Lake
Opechee Lake
Ossipee Lake
Pleasant Lake
Silver Lake(both the lake in Madison and Harrisville/Nelson)
Swanzey Lake
Waukewan Lake
Winnisquam Lake

Quite a few, eh?
05-14-2002 08:23 AM
Brad Hi colotrout, it was only a matter of time that I got some company from CO on this board. I live on the front range and try to fish as much as possible. There is so much water out here and so little time. The guys on this board are striper fanatics so most of the posts end up over there. So far there is no Kanola if you know what I mean. I missed the caddis on the Ark this year did you make it? I have been having some luck the last few weeks the fishing seems to have really picked up. How did you get your wife into fishing, I am still trying.
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05-13-2002 10:52 PM
White water rafter?


We've been washed out here in Arkansas since March. May not have lower water untill July they are saying now. I think we got all the water that the Rockies and the Eastern states needed. If it will make you guys feel better I'll post a couple of pics from my last trip.

05-13-2002 09:50 PM
pmflyfisher Stone,

Agree, don't know where all the trout fisherman are, maybe they are just the silent type, etc.. Was one for the first 18 years of FF back east, since moving to the upper mid west the steelhead and salmon FF obsession has taken over. Thats been the last 23 years. Do a little trout fishing now each year but it is mainly all steelhead with some small mouth bass once in a while. When fishing for steelhead there are also lots of trout in these rivers which we catch while fishing for the steelies.

Just hard to switch to trout when you think there may even be a low chance of some steelhead being in the same river you are fishing. They just get into your mind and blood these dam magnificent buggers.

If there were not steelhead available in the rivers and lake michigan river mouths 12 months a year I would be fishing for trout since there is excellent trout fishing in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan all within a 4-5 hour drive or less of my home in Chicago. Actually there is some great small stream trout fishing 1-2 hours from here.

Keep posting your reports, used to fish some of the NH rivers and ponds when I lived out east. But no expert on those waters by any means.
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