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Thread: Just returned from Hazel

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    Default Just returned from Hazel

    We spent 3 days/2 nights at #83. We cut the trip short a day with the storms moving in. This was my first trip to Hazel and I will definitely be going back. The 6 mile hike up was a little tough, but well worth it.

    I caught about 18 trout, lost just as many, and had just as many strikes. I only caught one on the dry, all others on a nymph. Best fish was an 11 inch brown, but I had several 8-9 inch rainbows. I LDR'ed a rainbow that was at least 13 inches.

    Everyone in the group (5 of us) had about the same luck, give or take a few.

    The rainbows were fat and fought hard with a lot of jumping out of the water.

    I saw deer and turkeys and plenty of evidence of hogs. Sounded like a bear came through camp Friday morning, but I did not see it. One of the guys in the group saw a bear on the Bone Valley trail.









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    Great Pics... Nice Fish

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    Awesome! Hoping to go to Hazel Creek in a couple of weeks...

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    Default Great pics

    Thanks for the post. Been too long since I was up there. Caught a 15" bow once right below that small waterfall you pictured.... on a Yellow Sally, the best fish I have ever landed on Hazel. Have had good days and tough days up there, all fantastic. Beautiful place.
    Best,
    John

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    Default I was on Hazel too!

    Were you the guys with the HUGE backpack?! I thought you were carrying a body!

    After we passed you we went to Bone Valley until the storms came through and then we too packed it out just in time to get home for the tornado!

    I caught only 7...all on a female adams...none on a nymph.
    ----Jeff Wadley
    Living in Tennessee...wishing I was in ELY, Minnesota!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayday View Post
    Were you the guys with the HUGE backpack?! I thought you were carrying a body!

    After we passed you we went to Bone Valley until the storms came through and then we too packed it out just in time to get home for the tornado!

    I caught only 7...all on a female adams...none on a nymph.
    That was my buddy with the huge pack.

    We picked on him about that, but yep, that was us. It looked like he had a dog house on his back.

    We got the boat on the trailer and it started down pouring, so we made it just in time.

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