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Everything posted by JestersHK

  1. Congrats on the slam and that's a beauty of a brown!
  2. So I am not fully up to speed yet on the flows of the White... Does this mean similar water to last year? I know the big thing from the local guys was the amoutn of trash water that was occurring due to the release. Other than that the fishing was really good last year.
  3. Love those spawn colors. Be there in a few weeks and I can't wait!
  4. Wouldn't surprise me lol. Just my luck
  5. Dang those are heart breakers. At least you got to see him. Def some big ol beasts out there. The ones that just pull drag and you never get to turn them much less see them are a big bummer too!
  6. HAHA I wish it was potatoes! My eyes, nose, and lungs are just getting back to normal from being out in the plant... Not sure how those guys do it day in and day out. Nasty environment for sure. I did get to do a ride along one night and pour out some lava on slag mountain. Was the highlight of my trip...
  7. Had an unexpected trip come up for work last week. I was supposed to spend 4 days down on taneycomo but ended up running a crew out to Idaho to our mine and refinery to get them fixed up... I drove home straight from SDC, then onto a plane to salt lake City, then a 3 hour drive up into Idaho to the middle of nowhere and where the plant and mine sit in Soda Springs Idaho. Brandon my fishing buddy and coworker came along for the ride and we hoped to maybe get some fishing time in and get him his first Idaho trout. Instead we were greeted with working 7am till 10pm as things were really fubar, and we had some schedules we had to follow with the 24/7 shift crews. So we did manage 2 days where we got out for a few hours on the black foot River. The first morning was 16 degrees when we made it to the first hole at daybreak. It was cold until the sun came up. The ice coming down River made fishing pretty tough. I did catch a small chunk of ice, but the fly line would freeze up every 3 casts or so. No fish after a few hours and we had to head to the plant... The next time we got to fish we went a bit further up River. Was great until we hit the canyon and it was driving on ice and snow pack in the rental lol. We didn't go any further up the pass... We worked our way back down pressed for time and eventually called it quits. I maybe had one bite on a wooly bugger the whole trip... No fish this time but man it is beautiful out there. On our way back to car we got stopped by a conservation agent. He was much nicer once he found out we were from Missouri and not California as our rental plates led him to believe lol. Last week they had -16 degree for the low and he said that pretty much shut down all fishing for us. I didn't bring waders and prolly should have. A jig rod setup for a few areas would of been nice too, but it was a short notice trip and I knew we'd be buried in work. All in all just took in the scenery though and got a little bit of outdoor time for us too. Maybe next time I'll plan better and get to go earlier in the year. Hard to turn down trips out west though. Really is one of the last frontiers out there.
  8. Nice report! Glad you were able to get into them. You throw any jerk baits at night?
  9. Last time I was down I saw guys wading out father than I'd ever think to go while the gates were open at night... Judging by all the empty beer cans I picked up that night I'm assuming they weren't using the best judgement. Future Darwin award winners right there. I'm with you Phil, if you're going to be that stupid, stop and think about the people who will have to risk their life to come save your dumb butt.
  10. @Seth will have even cooler new friends if some of that elk from at year makes it down lol 😆 Gonna be a long November as I'm already excited for this trip! Mike what's that cheese situation looking like too! Hahaha
  11. I can handle the sweets. I'll prolly bring the usual cheesecake and some cupcakes. Can do some muffins too for breakfast. I'll bring some lunch meat and stuff for sandwiches as well. If we end up needing something in particular let new know, I'll pass along to the other guys too.
  12. Nice one! Congrats on a successful hunt.
  13. Ouchy. Good thing that didn't end up badly!
  14. The bream was fantastic! I enjoy the food just as much if not more than the fishing lol.
  15. You bringing the other goods as well lol. Trip olive flavor for me please!
  16. I'm at about 90% on my plus one QB. He's got a few more things to get figured out, but will likely be staying and he is boatless as well. Thanks for putting all of this together once again.
  17. Glad you boys had a great trip. Wish you could of saw the big fish John... Next time I guess lol.
  18. Nice gills! Not too shabby of a bucket mouth either! Love pond fishing.
  19. Nice! Glad you had a great trip. That's an awesome brownie to boot. Glad you survived your run in with those other questionable characters lol 😋
  20. Thanks guys, I was telling a buddy tonight that now that I'm home I really didn't fish all that much but it was still a good trip. I think if the water would of cooperated I might of hit it harder. I flew solo last night so around 1am I called it. Not the smartest thing to be wading with those flows even just hanging up on the banks... I was sad the jerk bait bite wasn't better, but happy to see that I could still jig them up... Until next time! I'll be back down in a few weeks. Hope I can find a brown then.
  21. Night 2 begins... Fished in between 1 and 2 last night. Had a couple hooked up in the jerk baits but the decent one popped off and the other was bait sized... Switched back to jigging and it was game on again. I threw an 1/8 black and sculpin with a black head on 4lb and it was just rainbow after rainbow after rainbow. They were all strong fighters and had a silver bullet give me some aerobatics too. Size wise they were all decent but not huge. I think I had 1 18in bow all weekend for big fish. Most were between 14 and 16, but solid fish with shoulders on them.
  22. So we started up past outlet 1 tonight. Rob caught first fish on the ol 606 signature series. I had a few bumps but didn't get hooked up. Switched over to a 1/8 oz sculpin with orange head and started picking up fish. We moved down past outlet 1 and picked our way along the bank. Picked up a few more. I had 3 on 4 casts at one point. Pretty solid rainbows and had a good jig bite going on a slow retrieve. I switched over to a trout patterned Doty SS and it got crushed by the big fish for the evening. Didn't measure but it was a net filler of a rainbow... Rob hooked a few more nice bows as well on the jig too. We're heading to SDC tomorrow so called it early tonight. Well be back at it tomorrow night though. Not a bad evening of fishing. Some real pretty colored up fish too. No brownies yet though...
  23. Just got down a bit ago... We won't be fishing till this evening though as the family is down. Although with this flow we'll mostly be picking our way around the edges, but hope we can still catch a few.
  24. If you haven't read the other thread by Phil you will now have plenty of water to pretty much go anywhere with the gates open pushing 11000cfs. Should be good fishing up by the dam if we see any shad come through. I'd at least start with a few drifts from the cable to check things out.
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