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Re: Off to Wyoming!

Postby rlown » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:07 pm

very nice... next stop.. Wyoming.. the truck needs a good stretch on her legs..



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Re: Off to Wyoming!

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:08 pm

Two fishery biologists told me that the fish is a Yellowstone Cutthroat. The red on the head is blood (my blood) not the fish color. I smashed my hand landing this guy.
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Re: Off to Wyoming!

Postby rlown » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:10 pm

wondered. a lot of blood. More than just what a fish can produce.
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Re: Off to Wyoming!

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:13 pm

Best thing is that if you are over 60, a reservation crossing permit (that also is your fishing license) is only $65 for an annual permit for out-of-state. That also have week and day permits at very reasonable prices. State of Wyo has NO senior price discounts for out-of-state fishermen, and nothing but a daily or annual permit (nearly $120 annual, $14 per day). Fishing on the reservation is awesome - lots of lakes like this one.
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Re: Off to Wyoming!

Postby ERIC » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:43 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:The red on the head is blood (my blood) not the fish color. I smashed my hand landing this guy.


Probably so excited you barely felt a thing. :D
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Re: Off to Wyoming!

Postby Wandering Daisy » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:46 pm

I just returned from my last trip in the Wind Rivers- 11 day loop from Elkhart TH. The weather was more "normal" Wind River weather after the heat and exceptionally good weather of the previous three trips. By "normal" I mean windy, cool, freezing at night and some afternoon storms; we even had a bit of snow last night. I was actually happy to have it cool down. A few times we smelled smoke but overall we were not affected by the fires. An eccentric, old NOLS friend of mine from Lander joined me. The route was long, crossed one glacier, and went down into grizzly country, so was not one I wanted to do alone. Overall it was a good trip. The first four days was in the very popular Titcomb Basin (rainy weather), then three nights in the North Fork of Bull Lake Creek via Indian Pass (Knifepoint Glacier). This area is remote, seldom used (we saw nobody) and full of elk and bears in the lower stretches. The wind howled the whole time. We returned over Indian Pass spent one night in Indian Basin, then exited via Pole Creek (Wall Lake, Cook Lakes). It was interesting to go from the most visited area of the Wind Rivers to one of the least visited. I did no fishing on this trip, mainly because the fishing license needed was too expensive. Again, I will do a full trip report when I get home next Wed. Anyway, I am out, safe, with no major injuries (I did fall flat on my face a few times and have battle bruises from bushwhacking - par for the course).
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Re: Off to Wyoming!

Postby Tom_H » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:24 pm

Great! A joy to read. Glad you're safe.
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Re: Off to Wyoming!

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:34 pm

Good the read that you a had a great time, got out safely with only minor bumps and bruises, and was not affected by the wildfires.
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Re: Off to Wyoming!

Postby windknot » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:30 pm

I can't believe I missed the photo of the lunker cutt that you posted last month! Wow, that's an impressive fish. If your fly rod grip is about 7-8" long (I measured my half-wells grip at 7" once and full-wells grips are a bit longer), then that fish must be approaching 20"... Nicely done.
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