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TroutOnly
05-17-2007, 09:33 PM
WENT UP THAT HIGHWAY FOR THE WEEK, TUESDAY AFTER WORK WENT UP TO SMITTYS,SAW THE LAKE WAS ICE FREE, BUT NO ONE AT THE LANDING, WENT DOWN TO PARCHERS LOOKING FOR SMITTY, CAUGHT HIM IN THE STORE AND TOLD HIM I WANTED TO RENT A BOAT, HE SAID THE RENTALS WERE CLOSED FOR THE DAY. BUT SMITTY BEING THE COOL GUY THAT HE IS HE HOOKED ME UP WITH A BOAT ON THE HOUSE TWO DAYS IN A ROW, JERED I OWE YOU REAL GOOD NOW, GOT ON THE WATER AND STARTED TROLLING WASNT LONG AND MY POLE WAS NEARLY RIPPED OUT OF MY HAND, I GOT FOUR ON THE WAY TO THE BACK OF THE LAKE, BROWNIESNACTHER DIDNT GET ANY ON THE TROLL. WE GOT PASSED BY A BOAT HAULING TO THE BACK OF THE LAKE TURMNS OUT LATER IT WAS SMITTYS BRO, HIM AND HIS PAL WERE GETTING CRAZY ACTION. WE PARKED NEAR THE INLET AND IT WAS ON, ANYTHING I THRU IN THE WATER WAS HIT HARDLY BEFORE I COULD SET THE ROD DOWN, JOSH WAS TO BUSY DRINKING BEER TO KEEP UP WITH ME, DFG'S ALPERS BROWNS BROOKS AND ALOT OF CROSS BREEDS, IT WAS WIDE OPEN FOR THE THREE HOURS WE FISHED. THE NEXT DAY JOSH WORKED AT HYPER SPEED SO WE COULD BACK UP THE MOUNTAIN,HIT UP SMITTY FOR ANOTHER BOAT AND HE HOOKED ME UP AGAIN, HIT THE WATER AND TROLLED BACK TO THE BACK MOER ACTION FOR ME, THOMAS BOUYANTS THE FIRST DAY RAPALA BROWNTROUTS THE SECOND. GOT TO THE BACK BEACHED THE BOAT AND HIKED TO THE BACK BAY WERE THE CREEKS COME IN TO FIND JUST CREEKS, JOSH WENT DOWN TO ONE TO SEE HUNDREDS OF LITTLE RAINBOWS SWIMMING ALL OVER THE PLACE, TOOK PICS OF THE BACK, THEN HEADED BACK TO THE BOAT, MOVED OVER CLOSE TO THE CREEK WERE IT WAS GOING INTO THE LAKE,THIS TIME IT DIDNT MATTER WHAT YOU THRU INTO THE WATER IT WAS HIT IN A SECOND, THE BROWNS WANTED THE CRAWLERS ON THE BOTTOM, JOSH KEPT GETTING MALE TROUT THAT WERE SPOOGING ALL OVER HIM I WISHED I GOT A PIC OF THAT ,THEY WERE READY TO SPAWN AND THEY WERE VERY HUNGRY, I RAN OUT OF CRAWLERS THE FIRST DAY AND ALMOST THE SECOND, CRAWLERS AND CIRCLE HOOKS WERE THE HOT DEAL. I HAVENT CAUGHT THAT MANY FISH IN A LONG TIME THE BITE WAS FAR BEYOND WIDE OPEN, JOSH WAS FREAKING OUT AT THE FACT THE BAIT OR LURE HIT THE WATER AND IT WAS HIT, I EVEN TRIED EVER THING IN MY TROUT BACK PACK ,EVERY KIND OF BAIT MINI JIG YOU COULD THINK OF SPINNERS SPOONS IT WAS REALLY CRAZY, IF YOU GET A CHANCE YOU SHOULD GOT TO SOUTH LAKE AND PARCHERS IF YOU CAN THE FISHING IS THE BEST THAT A FISHERMAN COULD EVER DREAM OF, THANK YOU AGAIN SMITTY ,YOU WILL SEE ME VERY SOON , I CANT WAIT TO GET BACK UP THERE TROUTONLY
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Number1Monkey
05-17-2007, 09:37 PM
suhweeet!


Mike

Ryguy
05-17-2007, 09:50 PM
very nice. looks like alot of fun


Ryguy

christainmetalhead909
05-17-2007, 10:02 PM
ah south lake, i love that lake. i took my boat up there right before the season ended pretty much the same story as you, exept we didnt throw any crawlers. just lures. and we only caught 2 browns. well awesome report and great pics thanks

reelhigh
05-17-2007, 10:07 PM
Cool pics and great job on the fish. I'm taking up my trailer on June 7Th, I can't wait to hit up South Lake and North lake.

187fish
05-17-2007, 10:13 PM
Great report. Those trout sure are pretty. I can't wait to get out there. Congrats on a successfull trip.

johnsfishing
05-17-2007, 10:17 PM
Great Report!! Thanks for the headsup on what was working.. & Nice Fish!!! :D

I'llBeHomeLater
05-17-2007, 11:30 PM
now thats fishin.....

BuzzBait
05-17-2007, 11:33 PM
That's pretty cool! It's good to know good people!
8)
Nice catch!

FemaleFishinFool
05-18-2007, 12:08 AM
Thanks for the report and fantastic photos. It's been a lotta years since ive seen a G-Brown...... :(
They're as beautiful as I remember.....

Beautiful scenery.... :udaman:
Good company.... :group:
A Generous Heart.... (kudos to Mr Smitty) :thumb:
...the Fishing Gods certainly smiled on you 8)
I've fished all over the west coast and thought i had fished every body in the Eastern Sierras :?
OBVIOUSLY [i] I've been missing out :secret:
Where, or Where [i]is this?!?! :eyepop:
How do I make reservations to rent a cabin and a boat!?!?! :notworthy:
Puh-lease...... some kind soul enlighten meeeeeeeeeee :rofl:

Greg Madrigal
05-18-2007, 01:15 AM
:shock: Wow Bob....Nice report. Sounds like an epic day in the Sierras fo u2.

I am heading up there this weekend, and now, I may just head to Parchers. Awesome, thanks 4 the heads-up!!! Are you up there this weekend again by chance???

GM

Over & Out

one_leg
05-18-2007, 01:38 AM
Congratulations Bob!

Well that settles it then. The Sierras soon!!!

One_Leg

bones
05-18-2007, 07:28 AM
Very Nice there Bob!
Thanks for sharing. Time for a road trip for sure.

It looks very serene up there after the melt off. It's amazing how fast the ice melts sometimes. I see you were using the good old dreaded threaded nightcrawler.
GREAT JOB!
I'm planning a trip up to Saddleback and the Little Lakes basin as soon as my three little ones get out for summer vacation next month 8)

Boy "O" Boy.........good times!

Hitts0n
05-18-2007, 07:47 AM
:thumb:

TroutOnly
05-18-2007, 08:30 AM
female fisher, i was at south lake, its 22 miles west of bishop in the south fork , parchers is a sponser here on the board, look for there incon or just go to there website, the lake is low but filling up fast, forget about launching private boats for a while,smittys got good rentals,and they are very helpfull with telling people what and where to fish the lake, i wishe i could have taken more pics ,but the fishing was so hot ,i only took pics during the breaks for changing stuff,,,T/O

CAPT'N
05-18-2007, 08:45 AM
Great report TO. I have been planning a trip there when FishyBoy gets out. You just pushed me over the edge.

Thanks for the pics and the heads up !


Capt'n

lowe
05-18-2007, 12:14 PM
Now those are some awesome looking fish love the color patterns, thanks for the report and postcards...lo

Peestick
05-18-2007, 12:19 PM
Very nice Bullet! Man you got me all pumped up for my trip at the end of the month.

Crappie Slayer
05-18-2007, 03:46 PM
Very nice!

Wingnut
05-18-2007, 03:49 PM
Wow, fresh air and great trout fishing. I just gonna have to take a detour next time I head up to Mammoth. :wink:

Granny Fish
05-18-2007, 03:57 PM
Thanks for the report TO... those browns are really pretty. I'm hoping I'll have an opportunity to make it out that way soon....(fingers, toes and eyes crossed). 8)

fisheromen
05-19-2007, 12:04 AM
AWESOME pics of even more AWESOME trout!

thanks fopr sharing!

Ronira
05-19-2007, 05:40 AM
Man days like that stay with you for life, thanks for the report.

socalfishing
05-19-2007, 09:11 AM
Of course you don't need to hear how good you are at fishing, you prove it every time. I am going to have to retire early, sell my house and travle the open road looking for Trout.

Nessie Hunter
05-19-2007, 08:12 PM
http://parchersresort.net/

geobass
05-19-2007, 08:58 PM
TO what can I say.... outstanding report and pics. Dang when it comes to all this trout stuff you're one of the guys who inspired me to become a switch hitter.

Up till last year I never caught anything except LMB. Now I'm like all over the place with trout and stuff.... and because of your other great reports about striper on the upper Castaic and all the rest, I am juiced.

I'm gettin' geard up to go for that too!!!

Dude!!! The photos of the Sierra mountains with the snow and all in May and the torut on.......... beautiful... just awesome!!!!

Man that was so cool it made me go turnd down the aircon.

TO you absolutely have a way of outdoing yourself when it comes to these inspiringly beautiful posts.

Good fisning to ya, later......... geobass

TroutOnly
05-19-2007, 10:54 PM
PMAN BREAK OUT THE BROWN TROUT PSTICKS SPOONS ,,,t/o

diamondbear
05-20-2007, 02:20 PM
Great pics bob , ive never fished south lk. before but i will this summer in my boat the day after convict lk. , thanks // steve

TroutOnly
05-23-2007, 08:20 AM
STEVE, IF YOU WANT A BIG BROWN ON THE TROLL, SOUTH LAKE IS THE PLACE,,,t/o

Fear No Trout
05-23-2007, 05:03 PM
Bob,

Awesome report and photos! By the way do I detect the "Dreaded Threaded" crawler on those browns?

I owe Smitty some perch and I owe you a dinner at :

Rossi's Steak & Spaghetti Restaurant
100 N Main St
Big Pine, CA 93513
(760) 938-2254

Tight Lines...

Fear No Trout

yakker
05-23-2007, 08:02 PM
Tight Report !!

Props to the photographer

Love the comment on Rossi's... check out the wine cellar. hahaha

Good Luck and Good Hunting

TroutOnly
05-23-2007, 10:49 PM
HEY YAKKER, IM THE PHOTOGRAPHER IVE BEEN SHOOTING PICS SINCE I WAS TEN YRS OLD, FISHING SINCE FOUR, I REALLY LOVE THE COMBO OF THE TWO,,,t/o

TroutOnly
05-28-2007, 08:57 AM
hey cory, i need to catch you while youre up north so we can do a litlle fishing and hit up rossi's, i get hungry every time i drive there,,,T/O