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Believe it or not, sometimes I submit to the weather's mandate that I fish for lesser species than the noble salmonids. The temperatures soar in August and the trout take refuge in hidden spring seeps and the unfortunate hours preceding dawn. I yield to nature's demands, attaching beastly things to my tippet and lobbing them at the likes of muskellunge and smallmouth bass. Oh, life is hard!

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One strange evening on a classic trout stream had brought me nothing but fallfish (albeit nice ones) when I cast outside the main current flow at a fish rising to little flying ants in a back eddy.  It took and, much to my surprise, it was a sunfish I'd never seen before!  Turns out it's a red-breasted sunfish, a common species in the East. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
One strange evening on a classic trout stream had brought me nothing but fallfish (albeit nice ones) when I cast outside the main current flow at a fish rising to little flying ants in a back eddy. It took and, much to my surprise, it was a sunfish I'd never seen before! Turns out it's a red-breasted sunfish, a common species in the East.
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
This big smallmouth slammed a Dahlberg Diver on the surface. From the Namekagon River below Hayward in Wisconsin.
This big smallmouth slammed a Dahlberg Diver on the surface.
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
I was looking for king salmon, but this fallfish was the biggest fish I found.  Maybe if I had photoshopped it enough I'd have something to brag about...  From Sandy Creek in New York.
I was looking for king salmon, but this fallfish was the biggest fish I found. Maybe if I had photoshopped it enough I'd have something to brag about...
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
This snaky northern pike slammed my smallie streamer. From the West Fork of the Chippewa River in Wisconsin.
This snaky northern pike slammed my smallie streamer.
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
I was disappointed at first to find that all the risers one evening were fallfish, but I had fun once I adapted my expectations and started catching fallfish over 15 inches like this one. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
I was disappointed at first to find that all the risers one evening were fallfish, but I had fun once I adapted my expectations and started catching fallfish over 15 inches like this one.
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
This is my first musky on the fly, a 25 incher. From the West Fork of the Chippewa River in Wisconsin.
This is my first musky on the fly, a 25 incher.
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
A small round whitefish. From the Gulkana River in Alaska.
A small round whitefish.
StateAlaska
Date TakenAug 11, 2011
Date AddedAug 15, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon PowerShot D10
One of several nice smallmouths my dad and I caught on a mid-August float trip. From the Namekagon River below Hayward in Wisconsin.
One of several nice smallmouths my dad and I caught on a mid-August float trip.
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
One of several nice smallmouths my dad and I caught on a mid-August float trip. From the Namekagon River below Hayward in Wisconsin.
One of several nice smallmouths my dad and I caught on a mid-August float trip.
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
My dad finally broke his long, uncanny fishless streak with this nearly 2 inch long common shiner caught on a size 22 Serratella imitation during a Trico spinner fall. Heh heh. From the Namekagon River in Wisconsin.
My dad finally broke his long, uncanny fishless streak with this nearly 2 inch long common shiner caught on a size 22 Serratella imitation during a Trico spinner fall. Heh heh.
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
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