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There were fish and green chile (tr)

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:29 pm
by stratabass





The song has nothing to do with me-I'm not looking for a couch. But, it is catchy or something.



I've been doing a lot of wandering lately. Most lately, I headed out in the rarest of rare-rain. If you don't appreciate water from the heavens, consider yourself lucky.



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On the way through New Mexico, I made a stop for some green chile. I haven't been everywhere, but NM seems to have chile down better than say, Wyoming.



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Later, there would be a burger.



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And so, I headed on to meet up with a lurker buddy at a place most of the board has fished for fish that have in general, been molested. We found a few that didn't show the scars of life on a bent rod.



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We figured out the fly and hooked a lot of fish. My buddy, Bob, may have had his best day ever w/ perfect skies and willing fish. (The small fish of February were not to be found.)



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Bob and I parted ways and I put up the 6x for some freestone stuff on the way home. Snow situation was not great, but an improvement over last year-there were still a few drifts making roads impassible. I considered hiking for cutts, but decided to save that for a month. Instead, I explored pretty country and dropped into a canyon to stealth fish dries for smaller browns. Beat up the 4Runner pretty good getting in, but found access to three streams that are RGC only water (I think).



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Dropping down the scree, I found the water.



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Was it a destination fishery? Probably not...unless you live on top of a giant sand dune which frequently offers up 60 mph winds and Old Testament skies. There were fish.



Suck on this hog, Walter!



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The regulars crushed ants and Goddard caddis.



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So, that trip is over; the next in two weeks. Anybody in the area is welcome to join in. I'll have beer (not pictured-I realize) and will be hiking for cutties.

Re: There were fish and green chile (tr)

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:56 pm
by SOBF
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No intestinal issues after this ??

Re: There were fish and green chile (tr)

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:59 pm
by Horn_Identity
Solid reportage. Now I'm hungry for green chiles. :cool

Re: There were fish and green chile (tr)

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 4:00 pm
by SOBF
I shat my pants just viewing this.

Re: There were fish and green chile (tr)

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 4:25 pm
by Bears Fan
Well done!

Re: There were fish and green chile (tr)

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 4:33 pm
by Bruiser
That was great! River gets a bad rap sometimes and that's fine with me - I have had some amazing fishing there and to me it's been on the upswing for the last several years :cool

Be back there soon - I am in CA and got to catch a few Surf Perch with Unskunkable. Good times.

Re: There were fish and green chile (tr)

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:14 pm
by Meatwad
Beat up the 4Runner pretty good getting in
pics of the 4runner??

Re: There were fish and green chile (tr)

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:31 pm
by Hogleg
stratabass wrote:The song has nothing to do with me-I'm not looking for a couch.
In case anyone is, there's actually one for sale in the assifieds right now.

Nice reportage, I believe I've eaten that same green chile smothered mess myself.

Re: There were fish and green chile (tr)

Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 6:20 am
by Pancho Rancho
Pretty stream. I wonder what the survival rate was for all those trout from the spout we messed with in feb.

Re: There were fish and green chile (tr)

Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 7:01 am
by Maniac
That was kickass!!! I used to do that kind of off-trail wandering a lot, you never know what you'll find. Thanks!

Re: There were fish and green chile (tr)

Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 9:40 am
by jerome
Good stuff, man....

I've warned you about the food here in Wyo. and Idaho, its mutt food... stick to the basics and enjoy it when you do get a great meal.
You don't have to rub it in. :cool

Re: There were fish and green chile (tr)

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 3:33 am
by stratabass
Hogleg wrote:I believe I've eaten that same green chile smothered mess myself.
Absolutely a mess.

Pancho-not sure the survival rate. We caught a couple of fish in the 14" class, but didn't see many that size or smaller.