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Old 05-28-2012, 08:11 PM
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It has been a good weekend. The parents came up to visit, so not much fishing. All the usual signs of summer abound....
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I took them to the trout stream to show them where I fish. I could easily spot fish and wished that I had thought to grab the fly rod. However, that would have been selfish of me.

As soon as they got on the road today I headed straight to the back to the stream with plans to fish all day. After a short hike....
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I arrive here...
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It didn't take long to connect with a little camera shy brown...
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I snuck up on this guy...
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I thought it was a beaver at first, but it didn't have a flat tail.Maybe it's a nutria rat? Not sure if we have them here, but I wouldn't know what else it would be...
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I switched locations trying to find some decent water. The water was extremely low. I have never seen it this low since I have been fishing there.

Before long, I'm back into the little buttersides...
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I wish I had a greenie weenie with me.
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I had to dodge a few canoes and several spin fisherman. Needless to say I didn't get to fish how and where I wanted. Maybe there are still a few larger ones waiting. I missed a few good strikes, but I had my 3wt, so a "good strike" can be misleading.

This was the biggest of the day...
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Nice post MRL...
Thanks for sharing. Looks like a really nice stream.
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I tried to get out on Sunday, but also had lots of tubers and canoers and kayakers on the river. The one place i did find, i think the water was too warm, as it was 90 degrees all day. The trout were sluggish and lethargic, and werent biting on anything i threw, although i did land one on a rooster tail spinner.

BTW i think that is a muskrat.
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I took them to the trout stream to show them where I fish. I could easily spot fish and wished that I had thought to grab the fly rod. However, that would have been selfish of me.
I was in the same spot on Sunday. Hiking in Cheesman Canyon with my wife, daughter, and dog. Standing there while my daughter waded I was spotting very nice trout and thinking how great it would be to have a rod. But it's good to have the family time
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Great looking stream . The color of those little beauty's is incredible! Could be a muskrat could be a nutria easier to tell out of the water and see a frontal of it's face. Nice post . Thanks for sharing.
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id say thats a muskrat. The nutria look like cappybaras with tails, that guy doesnt have the right colored fur to me.
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That looked like a muskrat a nutria would havee been alot bigger.Nice brownies .
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Looks like a great weekend indeed! Nice writeup and photos. Those browns really have nice color, they are beauties!
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Nice post. Muskrat IMHO.
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Nice post...Definitely a Muskrat...

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