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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
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 is my first (non ice-fishing) fish of 2011 and my best burbot yet, my first one of a respectable size, although they get much bigger. From the Tanana River in Alaska.
This is my first (non ice-fishing) fish of 2011 and my best burbot yet, my first one of a respectable size, although they get much bigger.
StateAlaska
LocationTanana River
Date TakenMay 8, 2011
Date AddedMay 9, 2011
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon PowerShot D10
Another cool marine sculpin. From Prince William Sound in Alaska.
Another cool marine sculpin.
StateAlaska
Date TakenMay 30, 2013
Date AddedJun 8, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Another gunnel (a type of fish) captured under a rock exposed by the falling tide. From Prince William Sound in Alaska.
Another gunnel (a type of fish) captured under a rock exposed by the falling tide.
StateAlaska
Date TakenMay 26, 2013
Date AddedJun 8, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
A gunnel (a type of fish) captured under a rock exposed by the falling tide. From Prince William Sound in Alaska.
A gunnel (a type of fish) captured under a rock exposed by the falling tide.
StateAlaska
Date TakenMay 26, 2013
Date AddedJun 8, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
My first (non-burbot) cod. Not exactly a lunker. From Prince William Sound in Alaska.
My first (non-burbot) cod. Not exactly a lunker.
StateAlaska
Date TakenMay 23, 2013
Date AddedJun 8, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
My first rockfish (a copper rockfish). From Prince William Sound in Alaska.
My first rockfish (a copper rockfish).
StateAlaska
Date TakenMay 26, 2013
Date AddedJun 8, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
There are few sights more promising than a large pool on the Beaverkill full of steady rises to a parade of fallen flying ants.  It was a bit of a let-down, however, to learn that most of the rises were from fallfish like this one, and there didn't seem to be a trout in sight. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
There are few sights more promising than a large pool on the Beaverkill full of steady rises to a parade of fallen flying ants. It was a bit of a let-down, however, to learn that most of the rises were from fallfish like this one, and there didn't seem to be a trout in sight.
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
Maybe I should have edited my fingers out of the picture to make this smallmouth look a little bit bigger.  I would have to pretend that the size 18 ant in its mouth was, I don't know -- a jointed Rapala? From the Beaverkill River in New York.
Maybe I should have edited my fingers out of the picture to make this smallmouth look a little bit bigger. I would have to pretend that the size 18 ant in its mouth was, I don't know -- a jointed Rapala?
Date AddedOct 4, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
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