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flydoc 08-04-2010 10:28 PM

Fishing/Snorkeling Little Pigeon 8/3
 
Had a great day on the Little Pigeon yesterday. Caught a number of average rainbows on my usual EHC/Greenie Weenie dropper rig. Used 7X tippet. Going smaller on the tippet seems to help this summer.

My buddy also did something we have been talking about for a while. He donned the mask and snorkel and did some underwater exploration. Very encouraging but disheartening at the same time. In one deep (8-10') pool he saw loads of trout, including a fat 18" rainbow suspended mid-pool. I'm glad to know they're actually in there (always question those fishing reports of multiple 20"+ trout in the park in a single day), but also frustrating as I've never caught a "big" trout in the park. Loads of average fish, but never one of the big boys. Now I've got something to work on.

BlueRaiderFan 08-05-2010 06:44 PM

Interesting idea to snorkel in the river. Glad to hear they are there and in bulk. Yeah, smaller tippet would have helped a lot last week.

Plunker 08-06-2010 02:32 PM

Remember the science of light refraction
 
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Originally Posted by flydoc (Post 84133)
My buddy also did something we have been talking about for a while. He donned the mask and snorkel and did some underwater exploration. Very encouraging but disheartening at the same time. In one deep (8-10') pool he saw loads of trout, including a fat 18" rainbow suspended mid-pool. I'm glad to know they're actually in there (always question those fishing reports of multiple 20"+ trout in the park in a single day), but also frustrating as I've never caught a "big" trout in the park. Loads of average fish, but never one of the big boys. Now I've got something to work on.

Everything viewed underwater thru a scuba mask is 25% LARGER and 25%closer.....
Glad my wife missed that day of science class;):p:biggrin:hehe

pineman19 08-06-2010 03:28 PM

Good one Plunker:cool: Nice to see someone with a sense of humor on occasion:rolleyes:

Neal

Rog 1 08-06-2010 03:39 PM

That's why I have to keep telling my wife that those 7" keepers I bring home on occasion are a foot long.....

Plunker 08-06-2010 04:12 PM

Don't forget....
 
The water is REALLY COLD Too!:p

Shrinkage may be involved


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