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Pursuing Golden Trout with my Wife

By Troutnut on June 13th, 2019, 3:25 pm
This blog post is just a quick teaser for the long-form photo-journal I wrote about my favorite trip of last summer (2018), in which my wife and I backpacked into some high mountains for three days in pursuit of Golden Trout and had one of the prettiest places on Earth all to ourselves.

A few favorite images will serve as teasers for the full story:

Read it here.

Note: The bugs showing up below this post on the front page are only there because I uploaded them on the same day I posted the note about this story. They're from a different state and time of year.

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington

Osobenus yakimae Stonefly NymphOsobenus yakimae  Stonefly Nymph View 6 PicturesThis nymph keys out to Osobenus yakimae, and a comparison of the markings with a specimen on ( provides a good verification.
Collected June 13, 2019 from the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
Added to by Troutnut on June 14, 2019
Platyhelminthes (Flatworms) FlatwormPlatyhelminthes (Flatworms) Animal View 5 PicturesThis specimen is in the subphylum Turbellaria, a non-parasitic flatworm.
Collected June 13, 2019 from the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Washington
Added to by Troutnut on June 15, 2019

Most recent comments on this post (latest on top)

Jmd123June 19th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2611
All beautiful, especially the little fishie.

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
MartinlfJune 19th, 2019, 10:16 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Breathtaking photos. Thanks for sharing this.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TroutnutJune 14th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
Nope, I caught one the previous year (2017) in a much, much more difficult adventure here near Seattle. This trip was plenty of work but comparatively easy.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
WbranchJune 14th, 2019, 4:29 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
Is that your first alpine lake golden trout?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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