Russia 2008 - Fly Fishing Forum
Classic Atlantic Salmon No pursuit rivals salmon rivers, flies & legacy

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-21-2008, 01:57 PM
txraddoc's Avatar
txraddoc txraddoc is offline
Long Tailed Sea Lice
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Atlantic Salmon Rivers
Posts: 77
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
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Tail.JPG
Views:	157
Size:	36.9 KB
ID:	6803   Click image for larger version

Name:	pump house.JPG
Views:	187
Size:	46.2 KB
ID:	6804   Click image for larger version

Name:	5 min after pump fish.JPG
Views:	166
Size:	48.4 KB
ID:	6805  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-21-2008, 02:37 PM
Venture Venture is offline
Venture
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Matane and other Gaspe Rivieres
Posts: 275
Send a message via ICQ to Venture
Hey Jim,

Congrats for posting the first fish of the new season......and quality fish at that! I am sure the adverse conditions made those fish even better! Now that you have fished the Kola, where are you off to next?
__________________
Howie
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-21-2008, 04:41 PM
txraddoc's Avatar
txraddoc txraddoc is offline
Long Tailed Sea Lice
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Atlantic Salmon Rivers
Posts: 77
I'll have to live through this web site the summer fishing, next trip is the Fall on the Miramichi, it's tough living in the southern US...

Enclosed is a nice 11 Kg/24 pounder from Bear junction on Kola river 2008...

Tight Lines,

Jim Y
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	24 pounder bear river.JPG2.JPG
Views:	155
Size:	52.4 KB
ID:	6806  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-22-2008, 06:40 AM
petevicar's Avatar
petevicar petevicar is offline
In moderation
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: The seven seas
Posts: 840
Fantastic fish.

Well done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-22-2008, 10:05 AM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,593
You are living large brother! Thanks for sharing your experience.
__________________
IFFF Certified THCI @ 2005
Capeflyfisher Guide Service
Island Hopper, Guitarist, Incurable Dreamer
and Founder, Worldwide Flyfishing Forum
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 06-22-2008, 04:08 PM
txraddoc's Avatar
txraddoc txraddoc is offline
Long Tailed Sea Lice
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Atlantic Salmon Rivers
Posts: 77
any day on the river is living large...

here is underwater shot of a fish that was released in the 20-25 pound class 2008 Kola

Tight Lines,

Jim Y
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	underwater 24 pounder.JPG
Views:	118
Size:	30.9 KB
ID:	6807  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 06-23-2008, 09:31 AM
shotgunner shotgunner is offline
thread killer
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: michigan/ontario
Posts: 102
"The next shot is a typical fish in the 20-25 pound class"

Hard to imagine.. Thanks for your trip report and sharing some pics. Air temps were livable until combined with high winds. Gets miserable fast. Well done!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 06-23-2008, 03:29 PM
Smolt Smolt is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Whereever silver swims
Posts: 568
20 to 25-pound fish in Russia appear to be much, much larger than 20 to 25-pound fish on the Miramichi!!! Those fish look very hefty to me. I know fishermen are never accused of understating the size of the fish they catch. How did you determine their weight?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 06-24-2008, 07:07 AM
txraddoc's Avatar
txraddoc txraddoc is offline
Long Tailed Sea Lice
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Atlantic Salmon Rivers
Posts: 77
"SNIT" this is a term we use on the Chatahoochee river in Atlanta to stand for:

"Standard Nine Inch Trout" and it is a stocked fingerling hatchery fish that you catch right after they dump them in the river. You will catch these "typical " fish and get some bigger "holdovers". What I'm getting at is the frame of reference for judging the fish relative to the local enviroment.

On the Kola River in early June, your fish size will average 21 pounds. It's been pretty consistant the years I've been there on that river. The Panoi will have much smaller but more plentiful fish. They may catch 800 fish for a week, one will be 20 pounds.

We weighed every fish with a scale holding up the net, taking a kilogram off for the net. So if I say a fish was 24 pounds, it was 12Kg in the net, minus one Kg for net or 11 Kg/24 pounds. I think the net is a lot less than a Kg/2.2 pounds, but that is how they report it.

Those early fish are quite spectacular and addictive....

Tight Lines,

Jim Y
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 06-24-2008, 07:44 AM
Venture Venture is offline
Venture
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Matane and other Gaspe Rivieres
Posts: 275
Send a message via ICQ to Venture
So does that mean that you are going to "SNIT FISH" the whole season away, and get back to the real fish in the fall? What torture to blow you whaadd in the beginning of the season. You should get up to the Gaspe young man, and enjoy Quebec.
__________________
Howie
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 06-24-2008, 08:08 AM
txraddoc's Avatar
txraddoc txraddoc is offline
Long Tailed Sea Lice
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Atlantic Salmon Rivers
Posts: 77
Yes, I will "SNIT" fish the summer away, and fish for Salmon in the Fall on the Miramichi. I have been to Gaspe multiple times and will go again, but not in 2008. It's a pretty big production for me to get to a salmon river, so I group it in a couple of trips. Otherwise, it's "SNIT's,SNIT's,SNIT's...

Tight Lines,

Jim Y
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Russia's Kola Peninsula marcusjanssen Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 4 08-20-2009 12:54 PM
Trophy Salamon in Russia-Kola ? leifm Classic Atlantic Salmon 9 09-11-2005 10:24 AM
Russia's Kola Peninsula marcusjanssen Classic Atlantic Salmon 70 09-03-2005 05:04 PM
Russia's Kola trevwf Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 6 06-30-2005 03:55 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)