12-12-2010, 02:10 PM
Re: Golden Trout
Once again, Frank's on it.
In CA. on the headwaters of the Kern river, is the golden trout wilderness.
There is a series of lakes that are used for brooding.
Below the high lakes on the west side of a low pass, is a place called Big Whitney meadows.
Don't everyone go at once, but it is an awesome place to visit.
The watershed is intact, and loaded with'em. These are the original strain.
Lower on the watershed, below a weir, there are hybrid Gold-bows.
Some of the more remote lakes have some larger ones, but most are smallish and very easy to catch. Pound for pound (or oz.) they are the hardest fighting trout I've met.
6" feels like 8-9, 12" feels like 15.
They live up to their Latin name too!
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.