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Old 03-24-2015, 03:54 PM
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New to the board and didn't notice any bull trout pictures. Here to start it off for these awesome natives! These are a few little Bulls I caught last summer in Idaho, this summer I will be in Northern Montana where some real monsters live. My goal is a 25"+ Bull for the summer.
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My first Idaho Bull Trout. All these Bulls were taken from a remote, unexpected, and Top Secret location.Click the image to open in full size.
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Nice fish! Bull trout and dolly varden are the same fish are they not? I used to live in the west. Unfortunately I didn't fly fish then.
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Impressive!

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p.s.: Would you possibly edit your post and shift the photos to one on top of the other (simply by setting the cursor between them and hitting the enter key) so the thread shifts to a normal width? I'm really hoping more folks will post some Bull Trout photos, yet by having them side by side it makes all the text extend out as well. Thanks!
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Nice fish! Bull trout and dolly varden are the same fish are they not? I used to live in the west. Unfortunately I didn't fly fish then.
They are not the same...they are from the same Genus but they are different species.
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Honest question:

Are there places in the US where it is allowed to target Bull Trout?

I thought that there were not, so taking pictures would be frowned upon. My understanding is that immediate release of the accidentally caught Bull Trout was required.
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When I lived in MT years ago, it was illegal. Now Montana has a 5 week season.... Idaho you are allowed to catch and release Bulls. But you can be held responsible for injury or death of fish....

Not sure about other states... They sure are fun to chase / catch / and land.

Big Streamers on a streamer leader... w/ Heavy tippet. Never caught a bull on a small fly. Back Country Summer time bulls are right around the corner.

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Are there places in the US where it is allowed to target Bull Trout?

I thought that there were not, so taking pictures would be frowned upon. My understanding is that immediate release of the accidentally caught Bull Trout was required.
In the Flathead area of NW Montana there is a bull trout season from the end of May to August 15. The season closes to prevent people from fishing them during the spawn.

In Idaho you are allowed to catch and release bull trout. I have a lot of respect for these fish and always use a barbless hook to make release easier on them.

Hardest part of fishing for bull trout is finding them. The place I discovered is an amazing backcountry creek with bull trout reaching upwards of 30" in length. Its a very special spot that I would put in my top 10 favorite places.
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There are four bodies of water in Montana where it is legal to catch bull trout; The S Fork Flathead, Hungry Horse Reservoir (which is the end of the S. Fk), Swan Lake, and Lake Kookanusa. Only in Hungry Horse can one harvest a bull trout, and the limit is two -- per season.

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Nice photos! I was considering my next trip out to the western U.S. also heading north into the mountain regions of Canada. It's something that has really peaked my interest.

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