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Tyler Holm

Reel Man's Trout Pictures

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16"er

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15"er

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14"er

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Nice fish Reel Man. Add details if you wish. These fish were released. Nice work on that.

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These fish may have been released, but did they survive? That first fish looks like its been through a war? Remember guys just because a fish swims away doesn't mean it survives, a little extra time and care goes a long way. Just my 2 cents.

Nice fish though

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not to pile on, as i love seeing the pics, but i have seen lots of trout shots with the fish laying on dead grass. i gotta believe that this would remove more slime than a wet hand. am i wrong? it wouldn't be the first time.

but really, nice work reelman cool.gif

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Ok just to add to things.Thanks tyler for posting my pics as usually I don't because of survival issues.Although I must say that I am 100% sure these fish are still swimming strong today.The first fish got his mouth in the mud just before the pic so I quick shot the photo and released.All the photos were quickly shot less than 1 foot from the river and releasal time was kept to a minimum.The comment about the skin covering is correct , but was fishing alone as usual so did what could.As a quick update I fished Lynch creek today and did not take pics ,but released a 15" a 14",12 and 11".It was a beautiful day on the water although water was very low and was like trying to fish in a bucket.Sorry if I upset anyone as I to worry about the survival of released fish also .

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Reel man,

Great catch! I completely understand fishing alone and taking a quick picture. I do it all the time. I am glad to hear you found fish in Lynch. Ii fished it opening weekend and caught 1 very small brown. I had a hard time finding fishable water. Did you fish upstream or downstream from the easement access? I was out today (not Lynch)as well and had a good day. 12 fish in all including by first Brookie. Here are a couple pictures I took before quickly releasing the fish.

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Nice trout guys!

All those trout looked to be in really good shape at the time of the pic. I don't see why any of them wouldn't still be swimming right now.

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Good to hear from you! The fish were actually in one pocket south after entering the easement area.It is a high bank area just below a active spring we used to fish as kids.Around 400 yds from kenny Irishes.Had to give it time after every fish as these group of fish were all in a pocket 4ft by 4 ft,but there was easily 25 browns in there.Actually could lay above them and dangle the bait in front of their noses.Then they would run under the undercut bank to fight.This does seem to be the only consentration of fish on this used to be great stream so please catch and release if you fish them.One thing that is strange is that all the time I was growing up there was chubs and suckers all over that stream that allowed the browns to grow big .Now there is none hardly at all.The anhydros kill from a farm around 15 yrs ago killed the trout at that time,but did'nt think it would of affected the rough fish.I grew up on this stream and it was the first place my dad took me to fish.I know it extremely well and once every few years still pay it a visit.It has great memories for me.I believe however the low amounts of moisture over the last 25 years and the slowing of the springs has made it difficult for this stream and rice creek down the road.It was great to hear from someone from the Chatfield area and good fishin!! smile.gif

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