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In 12 hours or less should be in the lake!  The time is here for my annual "cold weather" Taneycomo trip to chase some Browns.

Myself and my BIL will hopefully get into them over the next 4 days of straight fishing.  I'll try again to keep a live update going provided I can keep the phones juiced and out of the water. 

Saw they are running a bunch of water today, hopefully it gets them all riled up for us.

Stay tuned :) 

 

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Nap time till after the morning rush :) fished down to rebar, but was a pretty slow evening. Water was off and they were mostly just stacked up at the outlets.  We did see a really nice 20+ inch fish cruising around.  Caught a couple small stockers on a white maribous.  Threw stick baits which landed all of the bigger fish, white pearl, and trout patterns on the sticks.

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Took it easy today and had a late morning start.  Caught a few bows down by the boat ramp access jigging a Sculpin 1/32 orange head.  Then the water came on.  Headed up for lunch then came back and started fly fishing above outlet 1.  Caught a few nice browns, and a few more out of the kiddie pool when we got bored.  Fish were hitting a red and silver zebra midge, and also a few on a dark red sww.  Dark now so we'll be back to throwing sticks

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Waters off now, landed another solid rainbow on the white pearl stick.  Heading up for dinner as we wait out the water to settle.  Going to head back out in a few hours.  Man the fish are really colored up nicely.  All strong and healthy too.

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1 hour ago, Johnsfolly said:

Great looking browns! Nice colorful males. Thanks for the post. Looking for that night time giant. Good luck.

Browns are the target! :)  hoping we can find some big ones tonight after dinner.  In classic Billethead style we are having home made lasagna courtesy of my awesome wife.  Dinner pic included of course. LOL

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We'll it wasn't a day of numbers... We started off above the boat ramp.  Water was off, fishing was slow.  Caught a few then decided to go hit rebar.  Fishing was still slow then a big herd of them started coming upstream.  

A gentleman pointed out a big trout he said in the really shallow rapids.  I headed over there and on my 3rd drift he hit on the San Juan.  Was a nice big bow.

After releasing him I saw another big dorsal fin sticking up in the shallows.  I started my drift and bam it was game on.  Heart was reaching and  I finally landed my New personal best rainbow.  He was an absolute pig.  Heading in for some food before we head out to chase the browns again tonight.

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That last bow looks like its girth is greater than its length. How long was it? Do hou have a weight? They both have great color. Congrats on a couple of great fish.

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