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Old 14 July 2017, 15:53
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Never fished Donner before. Is there a spot where one could cast deep enough for lake trout from the shore?
No, Lake Trout are deep to begin with 100ft+ in the Summer. The South side of the lake is the deepest, but it is rock and houses to the shoreline and steep. The rest of the lake is fishable with some nice Brown's and Rainbow. Lake Tahoe has some nice Lake Trout in the summer trolling big plugs.

Some nice Brown's come out of French Meadows and Hellhole Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest/Desolation Wilderness area.
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Old 15 July 2017, 16:59
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Stretch releasing 5# bonefish

5#, 20" and ran into the backing three times! For the uninitiated, a fly line is 100' with about 150yds of backing. I figured he ran about 50yds...

Relaxing now, drinking 5yo Traveller's Rum.
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Old 15 July 2017, 18:07
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Sounds like a good day all the way around!
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Old 15 July 2017, 18:51
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Bones are great fighting fish. Nice Stretch.
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Old 15 July 2017, 19:08
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Flies of the day.

Broke off one, when I couldn't get my back toes on the flyline on the casting deck. Out fished the old man, it was a very good day!

I am in BZ and very dialed in to guides and where to stay and what to eat. Way cheaper than a $600/day guide fee.
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Old 15 July 2017, 19:12
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This just in:

Stretch out boned his dad.
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Old 16 July 2017, 19:11
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Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you...

A tough day, but good day. Those little fuckers were picky today.

I didn't get skunked; and if I had, it still beats working.

We look forward to you tales of debauchery... :D
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Old 20 July 2017, 18:11
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This years' pet. Last year I had a brookie, this year it's a rainbow. Hard to tell from the pic, but he's about 14". Photo taken from my back deck. My wife named him Orca cause he's bigger than the brookie from last year
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Old 20 July 2017, 18:16
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He's just lost... :D
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Old 2 August 2017, 13:43
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Yesterday's fishing trip

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Fishing about 2 mi. south of Fishers Is. (New York water, but right off the CT coast) this beast came past us. I believe it's the Virginia class due to the absence of sail planes and the tell tale exposed rudder. Great to see powering across the surface. Years ago it used to be a common site but now is very rare. This as it emerges from the Groton (New London) sub base. It would have just gone thru the race (chart # 13205) which has a depth of 300 +feet. In this pic. She's in about 90'. That's Long Island in the background to the left. She can stay in 70-90' until clearing Montauk Pt. Then get into some open and deeper water. We watched as it passed by us and were amazed at how it just "disappeared" as it travelled a short distance from us. The profile was slight going away. I had no idea how narrow the conning tower, um, sail was.
Question: what is the protocol for surface/sub surface travel ?
Is is based on distance from shore, depth, traffic etc.
This area coming into the Thames River to the base is so busy with commercial and recreational fisherman I would understand surfacing quite a ways out in the open ocean where sonar would pick up any surface vessels thus making surfacing safe. Mainly for the unsuspecting fishing vessel.

Oh yea ! Absolutely nailed schoolie stripers 24-30" and gator Blues to 15 lbs. my arms are sore. So isn't my knuckle that got raked by a crazy razor toothed blue on deck.
Hitting it again tomorrow. This time I'll take pics. or vid. Temps finally hit the magic 70+ Degrees. It's on !
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Old 2 August 2017, 17:13
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Oh yea ! Absolutely nailed schoolie stripers 24-30" and gator Blues to 15 lbs. my arms are sore. So isn't my knuckle that got raked by a crazy razor toothed blue on deck

I think a have a cry towel around here somewhere, oh wait I don't... :D

Schooley stripers make good ceviche. And as I'm sure you know gator blues need to be steaked up and cooked quickly.

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Old 2 August 2017, 19:09
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I think a have a cry towel around here somewhere, oh wait I don't... :D

Schooley stripers make good ceviche. And as I'm sure you know gator blues need to be steaked up and cooked quickly.
Why ya gotta be so mean Stretch ? I have feelings too ya know. Ha !

Stripers must be 28" here. Limit is 1 fish. But you're right. Small stripers are tasty. Um........So I've been told.
I will only keep a small "Harbor Blue" to eat when I get into them. They are fantastic cooked or raw when they are small. I take home a couple Black Sea Bass and Fluke ( Summer Flounder) which are far superior to Stripers or Blues. IMO.
And, I have told many a local fisherman that the Sea Robin is very tasty. That fish gets a bad rap for being a nuisance and most won't even handle them due to their off putting appearance.
Trust me. Their yummy.
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Old 2 August 2017, 19:26
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Re: pic. Sea Robin? Looks like a Lion Fish to me. Those Fuckers are an invasive species off the Coast of NC.

Off to do research on Lion Fish v Sea Robin.

ps: sorry about your feeling...

ETA: The two are the same through Kingdom, Phylum, Class, and Order. Must be distant cousins at best.

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Old 3 August 2017, 10:53
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I had no idea they even had walleye in Va. From the Smith River below the dam flowing out of Philpott Lake. Caught fish between 18 and 22 inches
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Old 3 August 2017, 11:36
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I had no idea they even had walleye in Va. From the Smith River below the dam flowing out of Philpott Lake. Caught fish between 18 and 22 inches
Are they running water yet, or is the control room still under reconstruction after the fire on June '16?

BTW: Nice fish, did you get to keep it?
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Old 3 August 2017, 12:56
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I had no idea they even had walleye in Va. From the Smith River below the dam flowing out of Philpott Lake. Caught fish between 18 and 22 inches
Looks really dark, possibly a sauger or saugeye?
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Old 3 August 2017, 13:43
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Are they running water yet, or is the control room still under reconstruction after the fire on June '16?

BTW: Nice fish, did you get to keep it?
Lots of workers inside, didn't seem to be running any water yet.

We kept one, released the others.
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Old 3 August 2017, 13:45
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Looks really dark, possibly a sauger or saugeye?

Good question. Here is another picture of the same fish. And a second fish. Thoughts?
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Old 3 August 2017, 13:47
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Old 3 August 2017, 13:56
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Looks really dark, possibly a sauger or saugeye?
I now think you are right. They are sauger, not walleye. one of those fish was 20 inches, the other 22. Dang, should have submitted them for citations.
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