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First Fish of the season.

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by SKIN052, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. SKIN052

    SKIN052 Minister of Fire

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    First trip out and I hooked a nice Salmon, very lucky for this early in the season. I just took a new job that will see me doing a far bit of travel so trying to get my fishing in now. Also, it looks like Newfoundland has been blessed with a summer this year, great weather.

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  2. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    Beautiful fish. I haven't been out in a while, way too busy.
  3. blacktail

    blacktail Feeling the Heat

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    Well done! River conditions here have been hit and miss with snowmelt and rain. Seems like they've been out of shape on my days off. I managed to get one king this month but I'm itching for some summerruns.
  4. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Sweet!
  5. ScotO

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    oooohhh....man would that fish be good cooked over some smoldering white oak and applewood. yer giving me some ideas for cooking.......
    beautiful fish and picture.
  6. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    Soaked cedar planks I hear are great for grilling fish. I'm allergic to fish, love to catch 'em, can't eat them. Go figure. I'm a catch and release guy.
  7. SKIN052

    SKIN052 Minister of Fire

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    Snagged a nice Jack today. Hard fishing as the water levels are low and my usual spots are not fisable. Very dry summer and lots of wind, on the plus side my wood supply is drying very nice.

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  8. SKIN052

    SKIN052 Minister of Fire

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    Great morning fly fishing, Hooked 3, lost 2, had many fish rise to the fly. Caught a nice 60cm, 5lb grilse.

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  9. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Nice job Skin, are the tags to limit catches?
  10. SKIN052

    SKIN052 Minister of Fire

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    Thanks.Yes the tags are used to protect the limited runs, only 6 fish per season permitted. Basically July thru to Sep, tags may only be used in certain areas and certain months, Fly fishing only and barbs must be pinched, Tough sport for sure. I picked up the sport maybe 4 years ago and managed to get 4 fish this year, my best year to date. Given that it is by all accounts a bad year for fishing due to warm and low water levels, I am happy.
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    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    What weight is your set up? Do you have drag on the reel?
  12. SKIN052

    SKIN052 Minister of Fire

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    9 1/2 foot rod, 8 weight floating line, with a 6 lb leader at the moment. Fly depends on the fish, but typically, blue charm, thunder and lightening, spliy wing butter fly or in august a small or large orange bug.
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    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    Nice setup. I use a 9 weight for striped bass down here. Sinking line with deceiver patterns.
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  14. SKIN052

    SKIN052 Minister of Fire

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    No sinking line allowed here.
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    Jealous...Nice work this year!!
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    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    Got me beat...

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