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Re: 20 lakes basin

Postby markskor » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:14 pm

Rockchucker wrote:What's wrong with my hand trout??? :unibrow:


Pray tell, what ever do you mean about not liking small, cupped, hand-trout pictures?

Seems way back when, in the days of yore, local English fisherman were both addled and confused about how big a trout would have to be, before they could proudly display it openly to others. (Let’s face it, unless we are talking bait or aquarium fodder, any really small fish caught, perhaps should be left un-shown?) The population, both the serf and lord anglers were bewildered. The wise king-at-the-time Richard, wanting to allay any and all doubts, stepped in and had manufactured small, cloth, trout-shaped patches…personal size charts to sew on…something to compare the size of trout to. FYI, This patch thing soon became universal law…everybody wore them, called them their Richard's.
Bottom line, if you subsequently catch a fish that is smaller than your Richard…




(Too much?)
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Re: 20 lakes basin

Postby rlown » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:18 pm

maybe a bit too much. ;)
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Re: 20 lakes basin

Postby Rockchucker » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:08 pm

rlown wrote:k.. you're in golden country. there's the next aim. Thinking you're like 6 miles from really nice areas to fish and they're probably iced out now.

I've been spoiled fishing goldens on the kern out of templton. I wanted to go to the lakes that contains goldens but the trail was snowed in, we potholed our way for awhile but trying to keep the status quo happy meant adapting. So we fished what we could. :-({|=
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Re: 20 lakes basin

Postby Rockchucker » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:09 pm

markskor wrote:
Rockchucker wrote:What's wrong with my hand trout??? :unibrow:


Pray tell, what ever do you mean about not liking small, cupped, hand-trout pictures?

Seems way back when, in the days of yore, local English fisherman were both addled and confused about how big a trout would have to be, before they could proudly display it openly to others. (Let’s face it, unless we are talking bait or aquarium fodder, any really small fish caught, perhaps should be left un-shown?) The population, both the serf and lord anglers were bewildered. The wise king-at-the-time Richard, wanting to allay any and all doubts, stepped in and had manufactured small, cloth, trout-shaped patches…personal size charts to sew on…something to compare the size of trout to. FYI, This patch thing soon became universal law…everybody wore them, called them their Richards.
Bottom line, if you subsequently catch a fish that is smaller than your Richard…




(Too much?)
who said the fish is smaller?!?!?? :-# :lol:
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Re: 20 lakes basin

Postby Rockchucker » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:19 pm

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Strawberry, awesome golden fishing.
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Re: 20 lakes basin

Postby SweetSierra » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:50 pm

Thanks for your photos and trip report. That looks like a beautiful area. I've never been there but would like to go.
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Re: 20 lakes basin

Postby austex » Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:36 am

Strawberry is in 20 lakes basin? :confused:
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Re: 20 lakes basin

Postby Rockchucker » Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:47 am

austex wrote:Strawberry is in 20 lakes basin? :confused:

No but I got off topic talking about goldens!
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Re: 20 lakes basin

Postby rlown » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:21 am

your report was great. keep doing it. we can talk about the hand trout later. It was more important to get everyone somewhere they could enjoy each other's company. That was a score in itself.

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Re: 20 lakes basin

Postby Rockchucker » Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:14 pm

rlown wrote:your report was great. keep doing it. we can talk about the hand trout later. It was more important to get everyone somewhere they could enjoy each other's company. That was a score in itself.

russ

For me it's making sure my son is loving it. So far so good!!! We are day hiking the whites tomorrow.
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Re: 20 lakes basin

Postby mpeters » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:51 pm

Nice pics! Thanks for sharing. Heading up that way in a couple of weeks so it was informative to see snow conditions from the area.
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Re: 20 lakes basin

Postby Vaca Russ » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:46 am

Tyson,

Thanks for posting a great TR with great pictures. I'm glad your family had a great time.

Keep getting that kid out there in the wilderness!

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