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Old 03-14-2009, 11:19 PM
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Wound up taking my dog for a hike and took the flyrod with me.
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Decided that today I was going to make it to the bridge to nowhere. Last couple of times I never made it that far. The first time I caught a few fish but it was more of a scouting hike. The second attempt was a halfhearted attempt at making it to the bridge to nowhere but wound up mildly twisting my ankle. Caught a ton of fish that day tho with my largest probably around 7 or 8 inches. Today I finally made it to my destination and got to watch some kids jump off a bridge only attached by a bungy cord... Ill stick to trying to catch myself with a hook Wound up catching a few of these
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and my personal best on this river.
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Cant wait until I get to go back... My dog on the other hand is still passed out from the 11 mile hike and countless times he went swimming
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:50 AM
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Nice photos! Looks like you had a great time, thanks for sharing.

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so jealous! mustve been an awesome day. looks like the weather was amazing!
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:18 PM
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Thanks for the report.
When were your other trips to the East Fork taken? Did you notice any difference in the stream on the other two trips?
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:00 PM
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The other trips were in the past month. The last one was last weekend. One thing I did notice is that the first spring that you come across had less water flowing through it. Water was clear everywhere.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:03 AM
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Wow, that second fish is pretty nice size, I've never caught anything that big on the west fork. The one time I hit the East fork was like 5 or 6 years ago and it was not dry, but after a little hike I didn't see any fish. Does the east fork dry out later in the year?
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:04 PM
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Does the east fork dry out later in the year?
I really have no idea. This will be my first summer hitting this side up. I am trying to remain positive but also very apprehensive. Crossing fingers that if it does stay wet year round, It should judging from the fish. I am wishing that it doesnt become a swimming pool.

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Old 05-02-2009, 06:24 PM
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Hi guys just found your site and thought that I would chime in. Had an opportunity to fish the East Fork last week. Weather was great and the water flow was decent. Lots of strikes and landed a few but they were all small as shown above. But hey on a 2wt it was fun. Here is one on the pools fished. Unfortunately the graffiti didn't lend itself very well to mother natures work.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:48 PM
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I try to put the blinders on as I walk past the grafilthy. I usually hike back a mile or two before I start fishing there. Last time I essentially had the river to myself other than the gold panners and hikers. Will have to go back soon since I have spent the 6 weeks at other places or just took the weekend off from fishing.

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Old 05-04-2009, 12:33 PM
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The dark side to our trip happened when a group of about 40 Hispanic kids made camp [BBQ] right where we were fishing. When they first started to arrive I said" give me a break guys" but they didn't pay any attention. When one of my partners was retrieving a fish someone threw a stick at it. Needless to say since we were out numbered we moved on. Later coming back and about a 100 yards from their site I started to fish a small pool and within minutes 4 of these kids [teenagers] jumped in the 56 water right where I was casting my fly. Obviously they were looking to start something. So I packed up and left.
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