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Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 10-05-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,865
Posted By ijsouth
Nice fish, nice report....on a more somber note,...

Nice fish, nice report....on a more somber note, did you catch this in the news?

http://www.denverpost.com/environment/ci_21622897/pure-greenback-cutthroat-trout-confirmed-remote-colorado-stream
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Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 10-05-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,365
Posted By ijsouth
Bad News for Greenback Fans

It turns out all the restoration efforts to this point have been in vain; what were stocked were Colorado River/Greenback hybrids...only one small population of pure Greenbacks remain, in one 4 mile...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-04-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By ijsouth
Think Cosby Creek when you get there...a lot of...

Think Cosby Creek when you get there...a lot of hikers, particularly on the weekends, and the Colorado Trail passes right through the trailhead parking lot. However, much like Cosby, it seems that...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-04-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By ijsouth
The Little Trip that Could - Part 2

By the time we got up to Leadville, it was a bit late, and again the weather was threatening, so we treated ourselves to a night at a Super 8. The next day, we poked around downtown a bit, then...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-03-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 580
Posted By ijsouth
The Little Trip that Could

First of all, I apologize for the lack of timeliness on this report; it happened a month ago. Since then a few things have happened - the start of a new school year, my starting a new job, and then...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-03-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By ijsouth
Great to see that you're having a good time out...

Great to see that you're having a good time out there. My youngest and I went out there about a month ago. If I might make a suggestion, if you want to get into some Greenbacks without a ton of...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-22-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,359
Posted By ijsouth
This must be the time for changes - I'm in the...

This must be the time for changes - I'm in the midst of a job change myself. You could be moving to worse places - you'll have a ball fishing out there. Such variety, from very big streams and...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-25-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,928
Posted By ijsouth
Great report...I fished in Weminuche in August,...

Great report...I fished in Weminuche in August, and had a ball...caught my 2 largest brook trout on the same afternoon.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 09-25-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,230
Posted By ijsouth
Wish I could make it...however, I'm still paying...

Wish I could make it...however, I'm still paying for my Colorado trip back in August...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-16-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By ijsouth
A few other thoughts/observations on my trip to...

A few other thoughts/observations on my trip to the Centennial State:

1. Wading in the streams was definitely slicker. I think it was a combination of the composition of the rocks (volcanic and...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 08-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,281
Posted By ijsouth
I've caught brookies in the neighborhood of the...

I've caught brookies in the neighborhood of the schoolhouse as well. I think there might be another factor, besides the drought, that is working in the specs' favor. Rainbows are actually, by...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-14-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By ijsouth
Yeah, it was the same story in Colorado...big...

Yeah, it was the same story in Colorado...big time delayed snowmelt - it was nice, with the novelty of seeing snow on the higher peaks and all. On the downside, it did make for some tricky wading -...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-13-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By ijsouth
Oh, I've been so busy. My kids are growing up,...

Oh, I've been so busy. My kids are growing up, and so that makes a lot of demands on my time. My oldest has been quite involved with soccer, and I've gotten involved as a coach. BTW - it was her...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-13-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By ijsouth
Thanks...it was definitely something new, and...

Thanks...it was definitely something new, and I'll head out there again some time. I think I still prefer the Smokies, though - much closer, plus it's basically home to me now.

SW Colorado is...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-13-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By ijsouth
Go West (not quite) Young Man, Part III

The goal was the end of Turquoise Lake, the Timberline Lake trail, and Lake Fork:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s243/ijsouth/Colorado%202011/DSCF0132.jpg
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Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-13-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 541
Posted By ijsouth
Go West (not quite) Young Man, Part II

As I headed down from the trailhead, the first rays of the new day peeked over the looming wall of the Sangre de Cristo range across the valley:
...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-12-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 529
Posted By ijsouth
Go West (not quite) Young Man, Part I

Then, after a while, the sun was in my eyes, for I was driving west. So I pulled the sun screen down and squinted and put the throttle to the floor. And kept on moving west. For West is where we...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-02-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,870
Posted By ijsouth
Gotta love the mock Dos Equis ad...the thing is,...

Gotta love the mock Dos Equis ad...the thing is, in places it is shockingly accurate. Up in Shenandoah NP, the rules are any Brown Trout caught cannot be returned to the water. I asked someone up...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-02-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,870
Posted By ijsouth
Thanks Bran! I didn't think anyone would...

Thanks Bran! I didn't think anyone would remember me - it's been so long since I've posted...I read the fishing report every day, but other than that, I'm just so busy I just don't have much time to...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-31-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,870
Posted By ijsouth
I've been following this thread a bit - it's been...

I've been following this thread a bit - it's been a while since I've posted, but this seemed like a very interesting topic. I've probably fished Cosby more than any other stream in the Smokies -...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-11-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By ijsouth
Cosby is basically my "home" stream, if having to...

Cosby is basically my "home" stream, if having to drive 600 miles to fish the mountains can be considered a "home" trip. I've fished just about the entire fishable length of it, and I think so much...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 08-04-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,824
Posted By ijsouth
I mentioned on another thread why I haven't been...

I mentioned on another thread why I haven't been posting; for me, it's been a simple lack of time...my kids are getting older, and thre's always something going on. As for naming streams or not -...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-25-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By ijsouth
Wow, those are some big numbers. The biggest one...

Wow, those are some big numbers. The biggest one I've taken in the park was just shy of 9 inches. I've caught bigger brookies, but they were up in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, and were...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-24-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By ijsouth
Hans - I've been meaning to post, but I've been...

Hans - I've been meaning to post, but I've been incredibly busy. My oldest girl is 15 now, and is quite the soccer player; I got into coaching, and I coached her team last year, and I still coach...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-24-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By ijsouth
The stream you were fishing was Walker Camp...

The stream you were fishing was Walker Camp Prong; it joins Road Prong just off the road, along the trail to the Chimneys, to form the West Prong Little Pigeon. Road Prong is named for the "old"...
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