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Old 07-15-2012, 02:54 PM
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Default Re: The niche game...

Back to work on the water...
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First spotted bass I've ever caught, even though it's a runt....
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Did I mention the scenery here is awesome?
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The fishing seemed to taper off around 11am as the sun was out in full force. Also, these guys hit before anything else could anyways...
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I figure it's time to hike back and out, eat some lunch, re-hydrate and try somewhere else. By this point, I feel how my fly looks...
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That hike out was brutal. It let me know exactly how bad out of shape I am, but I would still do it again tomorrow. In the meantime I decide to do some sight seeing, got to see the falls.....
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This little guy was down there with a committee of panfish around him....
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I made it to my next spot, which was more up in the mountain. Oh good, another hike down into an unknown.....
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Caught one small jewel out of the starting gate...
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This flow was even more brutal to hike around and in....
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I didn't last but a couple more hours and I was done. No more fish except lots of green sunfish. Talk about a tough drive home. I was fighting sleep the whole time. I thought I had started dreaming....
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Nope, it WAS Jesus!
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I got home and crashed. I haven't been that worn out in quite sometime. It was an awesome experience and I will be back. I am doing the penguin walk this morning. I feel like someone cut out my calf muscles.
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