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By Lando
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Every April 1, the river closes for spawners about 30 miles up from the reservoir, and every year you hope your timing is just right with water color, fish, and such. This year I figured I would work on my spray pole casting while attempting to stick a few fish, so I snuck out after work a few evenings to see what I could do.

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The Luau Campsite is still there................

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The pup had fun......
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I saw some DSFK...........

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And I even swung up a whitefish.

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I went out the next evening and all I saw were bugs.........

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Some DSFK.................

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And a pretty good spot to toss a spray pole..............

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Not a bad evening at all.............

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I snuck out of work early on Friday to head up and visit Heero in his new town.........

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I don't think I would trust this glass dude.........

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I asked Heero which bobber preferred........

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He looked at me with disgust and offered me a tomato stake............

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I was a little worried when I saw his Pagan ritual site..............

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But he was too busy catching fish to try any weird stuff..........

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Meatball sub............oh yeah. Those are some great balls, Heero has.

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It was a great evening.

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I woke up to Manmosa, sausage, and eggs...........

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Checked out the place.............

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And loaded up to check out another river.............

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Montana has some weird fishing rules...........

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But nice rivers..............

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I forgot my bag with my flies and good tippet material............so I broke off fish for two days losing what shitty flies I had with me, but I did manage a few.

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If you ever come across this............fish that spot. Heero lost a really nice fish in this run.

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If you ever fish with Heero, you will notice that he wanders around looking at the sky a lot. He says that he is looking for birds, but I wonder sometimes.........

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I made it home and went up river to see if the fish have migrated above the closure spot.........it snowed on us.

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But was good for a spray pole..............

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We moved spots..............

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Saw some signs of a struggle............

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Settled in............

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And got a grab.............

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Not a bad week.
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By D-nymph
#647634
Heero looks like he's lost 75-100 lbs!

The western USA seems to be working out very well so far for the lad.
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By BigTimber
#647635
bobbers make baby jesus cry
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By Average Joe
#647881
That turned out much better than I expected, and I'm glad you lived to tell the tale.

When (if) he comes to the luau, you and Lurgee will have to introduce him to chicken-fried-chicken.
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By Lurgee
#648190
Average Joe wrote:That turned out much better than I expected, and I'm glad you lived to tell the tale.

When (if) he comes to the luau, you and Lurgee will have to introduce him to chicken-fried-chicken.
I can hardly wait.

I'll be there in less than a month for pre Luau (fried) chicken reconnaissance.
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By Lando
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I had a bit of time off this past week and spent it out and about chasing fish. The first stop Friday evening was up the local. I had tied some stuff up in anticipation……..



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It worked………..



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The water was fantastic……………



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Took another shitty photo……..



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Wildlife…………..



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The next day we figured the local would be crowded as fuck, so we headed north and found brown water. It was right on the edge of fishable, but we decided to give it a shot. The least that could happen was that the trip would turn into a booze cruse.



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Getting ready………..



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A little help……..



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Not a bad place to float……



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Token DSFK………….



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Token puppy shot……..



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Chuck tossed streamers……..



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And turned a few……



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We pulled up to lunch and Uncle Tom was whipping up some riverside French Dips……



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Not a bad day……



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The next morning we woke up to snow……..



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So I fucked around a bit to let it warm up. Once it did, I headed back up to the local and found a few………



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It was good enough to head back up the next day…………



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A buddy called me that evening and wanted to do a float the next day. I told him it was a bit skinny and that wading had been just fine. So we opted for that…….



Wildlife………….



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Found some fish…….



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Then I stuck one of the cleanest bows I had seen in quite some time…….



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It was a good day.



We have a few boat projects happening around the house these days. The old boss traded a trip and a 8 wt. for this boat. The 55 hp Johnson fired right up.



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He stripped it down and is going to paint it and make a better deck system.



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So in order to make some room in the back, I needed to move the camper. So I figured that I would load it on the truck and head up the local for a couple of days.



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On the way up, I smoked a deer……………nothing happened to the truck……….



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However, the camper shifted a bit and was riding all weird……..so I fished and then went home.



Louie had fun…………



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Chuck got a fish……..



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I did too, but didn’t take any photos. When taking the camper off the truck, one of the jacks pulled away from the camper and almost dumped it on my head. I figured I would need to do way too much work to fix, so I am getting rid of the thing. Fuck it………..I will find another one that works better for me.



The Young Lass had some time off and wanted me to come down for a visit. Her sister is moving in with her and had some friends coming to help move. She wanted me to help take them down the river on Saturday once they were all settled in. On my way down, the puppy needed a break so I stopped at a spot I have passed a hundred times, but never checked out. Upon pulling into the parking lot, I noticed some of you bastards have already been there………..



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It is cool as all get out back there………….



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While the Lass was working on Friday, I went to swing a run…………



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I got a bump. The fishing was pretty good down there before I showed up…………then it got shit.



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This dude named Brian ended up in my boat. He had only ffished a few times, so we were down to limit out on smiles. Brian was pounding sticks……….

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I told him that one of those times, the stick was actually going to be a fish. He stuck five and landed one.

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On the way home, I found a solution to my camper problem………..



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Work is going to suck today.
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By Lando
#649435
Saturday I found myself working a 16 hour day, so Sunday had better make up for it...........

We decided to go explore parts unknown and check to see if the Slut should make an appearance at this new spot.....

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We'll be back.
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