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Badfish2
04-17-2008, 02:44 AM
What's the biggest fish you caught in the sierras? I think this thread might help others when they make the trek up to the sierras and give them a shot at a big fish!

Cut and paste format

Lake,Stream,Location:
Fish:
Weight:
Lure/Bait?:
Time of Day:

Badfish2
04-17-2008, 02:49 AM
Lake,Stream,Location: Gull Lake
Fish:Rainbow
Weight: 4lbs
Lure/Bait?: Rapala CD 9 Fire Tiger
Time of Day: 11am

Not a big fish, but I know I've hooked into bigger. I had one at convict laek once near the back of the lake on a blue Rapala CD 9... it had to be in the 8lb range...but I hooked the fish a little weird so when I reeled him in he was spinning and it came loose about 4 feet from the boat.

retired/lasd
04-17-2008, 07:27 AM
The biggest fish I evercaught was on January 13, 2002 on the Lower Owens south of line street. It weighed 9 1/2 pounds per the scale at the motel. Caught on a nightcrawler.

Ryguy
04-17-2008, 07:29 AM
Lake,Stream,Location: Convict lake
Fish: rainbow trout
Weight: 6 pounds 6 ounces
Lure/Bait?: Mini jig
Time of Day: around noon

not my biggest freshwater fish but biggest in the sierra's

JusStartnOut
04-17-2008, 08:26 AM
Lake,Stream,Location: Grant lake
Fish: Brown Trout
Weight: 2.5 pounds
Lure/Bait?: Sorry to say this but Pb
Time of Day: 9:30 am

Sierra_Smitty
04-17-2008, 10:11 AM
Lake,Stream,Location: Lake Mary - Mammoth Lakes Basin
Fish: Rainbow
Weight: I didn't get a scale on it but it was at least 8lbs - Trust me, I weight fish for a living.
Lure/Bait?: Mini-Jig - Matchstick (red tip, yellow body, white skirt)
Time of Day: Mid Afternoon

Big Country
04-17-2008, 12:07 PM
Gull Lake
August 2006
8.6 lb bow now hanging on my wall
Lost one 1/2 hour before that was well over 10 lbs.

Brideport Res
2003 Opener
7 lb brown

Convict
Summer 1996
6 lb bow

What memories!

aboos
04-17-2008, 12:35 PM
Lake,Stream,Location: Crowley
Fish: Rainbow
Weight: 6.6lb
Lure/Bait?: Kastmaster
Time of Day: 11 am-ish

Crawler
04-17-2008, 04:33 PM
You should start a thread on how many brook trout you have caught on one piece of night crawler in 15 minutes. :mrgreen:

I will take 13 for 500 alex. :mrgreen:

Mr Bendo
04-17-2008, 04:54 PM
June lake, late september2007, late afternoon, Rainbow YUM bait 4.5lbs!!!!

seal
04-17-2008, 07:30 PM
Lake,Stream,Location: North Lake Bishop Creek
Fish:Rainbow
Weight: 6 11
Lure/Bait?: Nightcrawler
Time of Day: Late afternoon

8 years or more ago, very next cast after 6 11 scored a 5 and change. Don't think I'll be repeating that anytime soon!

FishnSierra
04-17-2008, 10:27 PM
Convict Lake
Alpers Rainbow
6.26lb
Wolly Bugger
6:30am

cjschock
04-18-2008, 01:07 AM
Hi, new to the site but have been reading the posts for quite some time. Find them all very useful.

biggest fish

Pleasant Valley Reservoir
4# Rainbow
pearl Trout Trap
December 5pm

Badfish2
04-18-2008, 01:52 AM
Lake,Stream,Location: North Lake Bishop Creek
Fish:Rainbow
Weight: 6 11
Lure/Bait?: Nightcrawler
Time of Day: Late afternoon

8 years or more ago, very next cast after 6 11 scored a 5 and change. Don't think I'll be repeating that anytime soon!

That's a really nice fish for North lake! They can be hard to catch there sometimes, but there are definitely some monsters cruising in that lake. I've heard of 10lb + coming from there.

Badfish2
04-18-2008, 01:56 AM
Gull Lake
August 2006
8.6 lb bow now hanging on my wall
Lost one 1/2 hour before that was well over 10 lbs.

Brideport Res
2003 Opener
7 lb brown

Convict
Summer 1996
6 lb bow

What memories!

What were you using when you were at Gull?

MAN VS WILD
04-18-2008, 01:57 AM
7lbs trout on the Lower Twin lake by the boats docks. It was caught on a nightcrawler and it was around 4pm. That was back in '98

Badfish2
04-18-2008, 01:58 AM
7lbs trout on the Lower Twin lake by the boats docks. It was caught on a nightcrawler and it was around 4pm. That was back in '98

I'm seeing a trend here, a lot of nice sized fish on Night crawlers.. do you remember what size snell you were using?

Power Worm
04-19-2008, 01:40 AM
Lake: June
Fish: Cutthroat
Weight: just under 3 pounds
Lure/Bait?: pink power worm
Time of Day: mid morning

Procure kid
04-19-2008, 04:01 PM
June Lake 2006...4 3/4 lbs.

Tossing a Bouyant from a float tube around the reeds....see ya up there May 18-22 (Big Rock Resort).

brownbragger
04-19-2008, 04:34 PM
Location: Upper Twin - Bridgeport CA

Fish: Alpers

Weight when caught: 5 1/4 lbs

Todays weight: 7 1/2 lbs

ZenDragon
04-20-2008, 07:54 PM
Location: Bridgeport Reservoir
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Weight: 5.4 lbs.
Bait: Inflated nightcrawler/Hot sauce
Time: 7:00 AM, July 12, 1998

1st. Place Derby Winner, $500.00 fish :banana:

Big Country
04-20-2008, 11:46 PM
Badfish2,

I caught the fish at Gull on a Berkley gulp egg. In a 1 hr. time span, I nailed that fish, lost the bigger one and also landed a 5.5lb hookjaw cutbow. Perhaps my greatest hour of fishing up there ever. I did it all in a sustained 25 mph wind in my face with white caps crashing at my feet and with no net (because I'm stupid). I definitely would have landed the bigger fish if I had a net.

The brown at the res was caught on a black & gold J9 fished off of the dam.

The bow at Convict was caught on a nightcrawler fished 3 ft from shore. Well, not exactly fished as I was actually putting the worm on my hook when I saw this beauty swimming the shore heading my direction. Right before it got in front of me, I put the worm out in front of it in the water and game on. My easiest catch ever and it was also worth $300 to me as I was up there for a buddy's bachelor party and I won biggest fish for the day.

Like I said, great memories!

LBanales
04-21-2008, 07:59 AM
Location: Convict Lake
Fish: Rainbow Trout
Weight: 5.19 lbs.
Bait: jig - chartruse
Time: 6 am-ish Opener 2002

tcat74
04-21-2008, 04:00 PM
12lb Brown Trout, Twin Lakes/Bridgeport
Trolling a Black and Gold Rapala
Opening Day/1994

9lb Rainbow, Virginia Lakes
Nightcrawler through the ice, used a hand auger, on opening day/1992

GETUM818
04-21-2008, 10:36 PM
Lake,Stream,Location: SILVER LAKE
Fish: RAINBOW TROUT..
Weight: 6.4LBS..
Lure/Bait?: GOLD THOMAS BOUYANT..
Time of Day: 10:30-11:00AM.. WHILE IT WAS SNOWING!!

Badfish2
04-22-2008, 01:52 AM
What part of silver lake were you fishing when you caught the monster?

Bison
04-22-2008, 06:23 PM
http://www.calfishing.com/gallery/v/members/Bison/13A.jpg.html

east walker 3-1-07

est. 7 pound native bow and the the brown was 27" all fish released

billy b
04-28-2008, 11:03 AM
June Lake
Opening Day: about 3-4 in the afternoon
Green Power bait
6.5 lbs

Busted my 4-5 foot ultralite rod setting the hook. Had to bring him in fishing with what was left (a stubby)
Won the pool at Johnny's in Pasadena

usmcfisherman
04-28-2008, 11:17 AM
Lake,Stream,Location: pvr
Fish: rainbow trout
Weight:4.1lb
Lure/Bait?: salmon eggs
Time of Day:afternoon

rusty6
04-28-2008, 01:30 PM
Location: Owen's River above Benton's Crossing

Fish: Rainbow Trout

Weight: 5 1/2 pounds

Lure: #16 Elk Hair Caddis, 2 lb tippet

nator
04-28-2008, 04:17 PM
my dad lives in june, he went down to the lake yesterday and sat. he said the biggest fish caught was a 9.5lb rainbow. i'm not sure what it was caught on but it gives all of us anglers a good sign. i'm moving up there this sunday to fish for a couple months. i'll try and post what i catch and how i caught it. if anyone on the forum is going to june or any of the loops give me a call and we can meet up. my dad offers a fly fishing trip if your interested. pm me for my number. good luck to all. rods high!!!!!

Badfish2
04-28-2008, 07:15 PM
wow, 9.5 lber must have fought hard. Fish fight harder in the sierra.. try to find out what he used to catch it

BigGameHunter
04-29-2008, 06:13 PM
Lake,Stream,Location: Convict Lake
Fish: Bow
Weight: 5.6
Lure/Bait?: Kastmaster
Time of Day: late afternoon

txcurry
04-29-2008, 08:49 PM
Memorial Day weekend 1994
22" Rainbow on a #16 bead head gold ribbed hare's ear
C7R'd out of Hot Creek

Memorial Day weekend 1997
24" Brown on a #16 bird's nest
C&R'd out of Hot Creek

Hooked and lost one out of Hot Creek one year that I only saw the tail of and I swear it looked like a whale tailing. I actually hooked it on an #18 parachute light cahill

Badfish2
04-29-2008, 11:44 PM
Yeah, I haven't fished at Hot Creek as much as I should. I know there are some monsters in there. Maybe it's the barbless part that keeps me away.

Rubble
04-30-2008, 03:28 PM
I've caught lots of Trout up there to 6lbs........
But none were as Pretty as this one.......
3055

one_leg
04-30-2008, 03:40 PM
I've caught lots of Trout up there to 6lbs.......

Welcome to the FNN message boards. Now what kind of trout was that?
The pic is kinda small and that makes it hard for my old eyes to be able to tell.

Lohantan? Golden? Brook?

rusty6
04-30-2008, 04:38 PM
looks like a golden to me

Rubble
04-30-2008, 04:39 PM
Welcome to the FNN message boards. Now what kind of trout was that?
The pic is kinda small and that makes it hard for my old eyes to be able to tell.

Lohantan? Golden? Brook?

Thanks for the Welcome........it was a Brookie taken out of Rock Creek Lake last Year......I don't know how to enlarge pics yet,but I'll learn.......My old eyes can't see it too good Neither....:roll:

PINKMEAT
04-30-2008, 05:44 PM
6 Pounds 8 Ounces
Caught May 1 2005 Opening Day Weekend
South Fork Creek
Early Afternoon
Unfortunately Pb

But Personal Best Came Next Day....
7 Pounds 8 Ounces
May 2 2005
Secret
Late Evening
Mini Jig

One Of The Best Openers Ever For Me
(mounted 6 1/2 Pics To Come)

Pm

rusty6
04-30-2008, 05:48 PM
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk271/MrGr00n/IMG_0298.jpg

pic of my big one

Badfish2
05-01-2008, 11:54 AM
Nice Fish Rusty:eyepop:

Trout-Slayer77
05-01-2008, 12:58 PM
Lake,Stream,Location: Pleasant Valley Reservoir
Fish: Rainbow
Weight: 6lb +
Lure/Bait?: brown pattern rooster tail
Time of Day: 9:30am
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b230/McNocturnal/P1000260.jpg

Lake,Stream,Location: East Walker River
Fish: Brown
Weight: 3.8 lb , 23 inches
Lure/Bait?: Rapala CD 7- brown
Time of Day: noon
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b230/McNocturnal/bighole-1.jpg
I know....let the browns go !! ill never keep one again :oops: i mounted this fish though.

Lake,Stream,Location: East Walker River
Fish: CARP
Weight: 15 lb... (thought it was a huge brown when i saw a flash of gold in the water, almost had a heart attack) caught a 10lb carp right after that.
Lure/Bait?: Rapala CD 9- rainbow
Time of Day:2:00 ish

rusty6
05-01-2008, 01:48 PM
if i were ever going to kill a fish to mount it, i'd eat it and just get a replica...

Badfish2
05-01-2008, 03:24 PM
Lake,Stream,Location: Pleasant Valley Reservoir
Fish: Rainbow
Weight: 6lb +
Lure/Bait?: brown pattern rooster tail
Time of Day: 9:30am
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b230/McNocturnal/P1000260.jpg

Lake,Stream,Location: East Walker River
Fish: Brown
Weight: 3.8 lb , 23 inches
Lure/Bait?: Rapala CD 7- brown
Time of Day: noon
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b230/McNocturnal/bighole-1.jpg
I know....let the browns go !! ill never keep one again :oops: i mounted this fish though.

Lake,Stream,Location: East Walker River
Fish: CARP
Weight: 15 lb... (thought it was a huge brown when i saw a flash of gold in the water, almost had a heart attack) caught a 10lb carp right after that.
Lure/Bait?: Rapala CD 9- rainbow
Time of Day:2:00 ish


damn, those are some beast. That fish out of the walker is awesome

txcurry
05-03-2008, 10:19 AM
Here's a pic of my son Ryan and a Rainbow that came out of Diaz about 10 years back.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/TXCurry/RyansFish.jpg

Badfish2
05-03-2008, 08:27 PM
That's an awesome sized fish for Diaz, I heard there are a few over 10lbs that have been caught from there. I have yet to catch anything over a lb

txcurry
05-04-2008, 06:16 AM
Up untill we moved here to Texas, we used to go to Diaz every Memorial Day weekend. The year that fish was caught was unusual in that the trout generally die off from the warmer temps by Memorial day. However, that year, they were letting water into Diaz from the aqueduct up to and during the weekend. That, combined with cooler temps kept the fish alive until we got there. I also got some great action on flies in the little creek that the aqueduct was flowing into. It seems there were a lot of "duct" trout that washed down the creek. All in all that was a great weekend.

mr. trout
05-04-2008, 01:06 PM
Lake,Stream,Location: Intake 2
Fish: Rainbow
Weight: 4.5 lbs
Lure/Bait?: Nightcrawler
Time of Day: 10/26/05 4:45 pm



Lake,Stream,Location:Intake 2
Fish: Rainbow
Weight: 3.8
Lure/Bait?:PB
Time of Day:10/26/05 5:15 pm


Lake,Stream,Location:Bishop Creeek (Parchers Hole)
Fish: Rainbow
Weight: 5.4
Lure/Bait?: orange powerworm
Time of Day:10/15/07 4:00 pm

The two from intake 2 i caught when i was 12 my first time fishing in the sierras. That made it my favorite place ever and kept me wanted to come back.

Badfish2
05-04-2008, 11:01 PM
Lake,Stream,Location: Intake 2
Fish: Rainbow
Weight: 4.5 lbs
Lure/Bait?: Nightcrawler
Time of Day: 10/26/05 4:45 pm



Lake,Stream,Location:Intake 2
Fish: Rainbow
Weight: 3.8
Lure/Bait?:PB
Time of Day:10/26/05 5:15 pm


Lake,Stream,Location:Bishop Creeek (Parchers Hole)
Fish: Rainbow
Weight: 5.4
Lure/Bait?: orange powerworm
Time of Day:10/15/07 4:00 pm

The two from intake 2 i caught when i was 12 my first time fishing in the sierras. That made it my favorite place ever and kept me wanted to come back.

Nice, Looks like Intake 2 is your spot! I've yet to really throw a whole lot of nightcrawlers at Intake 2 but I'm going to give them a shot next time up. Thomas Bouayants off of that cement dam are amazing at sunset.

mr. trout
05-05-2008, 08:09 AM
ya the two i got there my first time were off of the dam, but i have since moved to a different spot i like better. and thanks for the advice ab the thomas bouyants, ill have to try that.

-mr.trout

luckydrew
05-05-2008, 09:24 AM
5.3 alpers
Lake Mamie in the Mammoth Basin
pink PB
July 2006.

mhughes55
05-05-2008, 02:33 PM
Bishop creek on the north lake turnoff
4.0 Pound alper
mini jig
05/03/2008
9am

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee65/mhughes55/1-2-1-1.jpg

Biggest trout ever
35 Pounds
Norther Canada
Lake trout
09/18/07
quickfish

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee65/mhughes55/bigone-1.jpg

Troutman Dan
05-05-2008, 04:03 PM
Here are a few from this week! 15.2lbs

TMD

Badfish2
05-06-2008, 12:45 AM
Bishop creek on the north lake turnoff
4.0 Pound alper
mini jig
05/03/2008
9am

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee65/mhughes55/1-2-1-1.jpg

Biggest trout ever
35 Pounds
Norther Canada
Lake trout
09/18/07
quickfish

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee65/mhughes55/bigone-1.jpg

I really need to do some lake trout fishing, those fish are huge!

mhughes55
05-06-2008, 02:02 PM
Ya lake trout fishing is great. I went to Lake Athabasca in Saskatchewan Canada last year. I caught 100 trout over 20 pounds and 3 over 30 in eight days of fishings. Best week of my life by far here's the website if u want to check it out

http://www.lakersunlimited.com/

Badfish2
05-06-2008, 04:57 PM
I wish they would stock a few of those monster lake trout in the sierras

Badfish2
05-12-2008, 11:39 PM
Bump, Nobody beat their old records this past few weeks in the sierras?

Badfish2
05-29-2008, 04:43 AM
Hopefully I'll have something new to post up here after this weekend... I'm headed up now that the crowds are gone!

Badfish2
06-13-2008, 03:07 AM
Bump, keep the thread going. Post up new ones if you've got them

dockboy
06-20-2008, 12:59 AM
Best fish on the fly:
23-25" brown (no camera and no measuring tape, rough estimate), about 8lbs.
Little Truckee River, CA
Middle of August 2006
#22 Baetis nymph on 6X tippet

Hooked into a bow earlier that day that was easily over 10, possibly 12lbs.

I've hooked and lost larger fish on the East side, and one fish that snapped brand new 3x flourocarbon tippet on the hit on the Upper O. I'm still hunting him to this day :LOL:

tacklejunkie
06-20-2008, 09:19 AM
I think this might have been my PB brown out of the lower Owens just outside bishop. Small for you sierra guys but big for me after fishing the creeks around here. Fought like crazy too from growing in the quick river!
Also lost what would have been my PB rainbow trout on a rapala, estimated to be about 3lbs or so in the river. The thing was thrashing all over and eventually got away!
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/tacklejunkie/Esierras1/DSC_0301.jpg

Badfish2
06-27-2008, 05:26 AM
[QUOTE=tacklejunkie;204605]I think this might have been my PB brown out of the lower Owens just outside bishop. Small for you sierra guys but big for me after fishing the creeks around here. Fought like crazy too from growing in the quick river!
Also lost what would have been my PB rainbow trout on a rapala, estimated to be about 3lbs or so in the river. The thing was thrashing all over and eventually got away!


Nice fish man!

Levianth
07-01-2008, 02:30 PM
3-4 lb alpers out of South Fork Bishop creek in 02'-real salmon egg...brought back from a trip in ALASKA the same summer. This fish has a story. I was walking the creek after just arriving to the campsite. I waded into this little pool to get arround some of those damn willows and this big ol' fish scared me when he swam between my legs. I ended up falling on my bum getting on wet and walked back to camp. I went back and told my pops that fish had a vendetta...caught him later that evening just before sundown at the same spot. Then I ate his *ss the next night.

2+ lbs brown out of South Fork Bishop Creek at one of the Culverts-nightcrawler

4+ lbs planted bow out of the far inlet at Sabrina in 07'-Thomas Bouyant-we had to walk back with a full stringer for three fisherman with x4 large fish...was not a pleasant hike back.

FishPrincipal
07-02-2008, 12:25 PM
Lake,Stream,Location: South Lake, cove in back where stream comes in
Fish: Rainbow
Weight: 6 3/4 lbs
Lure/Bait?: Light grey mini jig
Time of Day: morning, between 8-11. It was a while ago, can't recall exact time.

Great novel Levi, :)