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Old 08-04-2010, 10:28 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:44 PM
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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.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:32 PM
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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 classhehe
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:28 PM
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Good one Plunker Nice to see someone with a sense of humor on occasion

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Old 08-06-2010, 03:39 PM
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That's why I have to keep telling my wife that those 7" keepers I bring home on occasion are a foot long.....
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:12 PM
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Lightbulb Don't forget....

The water is REALLY COLD Too!

Shrinkage may be involved
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