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Old 06-21-2008, 01:57 PM
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Russia 2008

The first 2 weeks of June on the Kola Pen were COLD! I was in Russia for 15 days, we had a half a day of sun on the first day, then 14 days of rain/sleet/hail/snow/wind. It was brutal, and many rivers cancelled fishing for the first week, some the second week of June ( usually prime). Air temp 0-8 C (32-48 F), water temp 3-5 C (36-41F).

First week 16 fishermen landed 23 fish...

I did manage the second week to land 5 fish, all between 20-25 pounds, a couple of which really fought hard. I made contact with a large fish in the 35 pound class but somehow lost it. A 42 pounder was landed and killed by a Russian the week I was there.


The tail shot is a fish I landed before breakfast by my self, and had to tail, then get a pic, then get the hook out and release. This was the thrill of the trip for me.

The next shot is a typical fish in the 20-25 pound class I landed for the week. The snow shot is 5 minutes after landing the fish, the northerly upriver snow returns...

Warmest thoughts and regards,

Jim Y
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