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  1. Default Memorial weekend

    While several of our friends went farther north for the big opening at Henry's we stopped about half way at another Idaho lake. I call this lake Chironomid Heaven cause they WORK. It is deeper lake with 50 to 60' at deeper points. I generally fish the 20' mark.
    We got there Sat. morning and set up camp. Got out on the water with instant action. I fished mainly the deep nymph 20' leader with a chironomid at the bottom and one three feet up.
    We caught well over 60 fish each with 2 to 3 hour outings before weather changed. Monday rained all day with gust of wind, but turned out that shore fishing was working just as well.
    All fish very healthy with a16" to 24" being the normal (nothing under 16")
    Here is the kicker, I have several upper end rods, but recently bought a new Eagle Claw Glass rod (6 wt. 6') off e-bay for like $10. I and I decided to use it for fun. The line cost more than the rod let alone the reel! What a hoot! This thing was bent to the max everytime, but I do think it helped on the hook sets and the leader.














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    Default Re: Memorial weekend

    Nice pics Joni...looks a tad cold though...Is this lake just south of Pocatello? Looks familiar to me.

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    About an hour south of Pokie. Thanks

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    Joni, you seem to have a knack for catching porkers.

    I caught about 20 Monday afternoon, but none were bigger than a longneck. GORgeous stretch of river though. I'll try to get some good pictures of the spot someday.

    I briefly was connected to a 2' sucker, but he quickly decided that the nose-ring look wasn't for him.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    Joni - I thought so...My best fishing bud lives in Pocci...I've been on that lake...had a blast....used my Phillipson 6 wt Boo.

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    Hi Joni
    I reported the post above mine as it is spam and does not belong in your thread.

    I bought that Eagle claw rod also. IT is cool isn't it?
    Dave Watts
    dmwphoto@mac.com

    To me, the journey of learning is almost more fun than arriving at the destination of knowing.

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