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Gold in Them Hills
« on: October 23, 2012, 02:48:58 PM »
As mentioned in the other thread, MJ and I met in Lone pine last Friday for a quick trip to the Cottonwoods. Planned a day hike to the lakes on Saturday and then we'd see about Sunday. Seems like that hike gets longer and steeper every year. Anyway it was worth it as we had a great day with the Goldens. Most were about 13" and we each got one 15 incher. Also caught a few small ones which was encouraging for the future.

SierraSlam wanted some Golden Pics so there's a few and few of MJ's nature shots.

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Geezer with first fish


MJ with 15"


Another 15"


In the water


Look out below


Hawkeye Mj


Plump rump in the shadows


Mike had a sore throat on Saturday and it got worse Sunday so we each bailed for home.. Just as well as the storm moved much earlier than the forecast had indicated. Good trip to end the season on.




« Last Edit: October 23, 2012, 04:27:31 PM by bj »
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Re: Gold in Them Hills
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 04:12:24 PM »
Can anyone say "Beautiful Goldens"?  Those are the prettiest trout imaginable to me.  MJ sure has the touch and talent for those pictures.  The one of the doe is outstanding, IMHO.

Thanks for the post and pics.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 04:20:33 PM »
Beautiful fish for sure and with some decent size too. Thanks for sharing your trip.  :clap:

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 05:00:19 PM »
you guys do the coolest stuff together!!!!!!!!!!!!!

made my day:)
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 07:33:55 PM »
Nice fish and thanks for the report :clap:

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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 09:10:00 PM »
Great report BJ, as usual you and MJ share great times together. Great pictures and nice fish!

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 09:33:19 PM »
Nice pix, fish and GREAT times with friends!  Thx for sharing.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 10:24:41 PM »
Nice pics Bob!  Looks like I will have put that hike on My bucket list for next season...and Salims too :fishing3:
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 08:46:21 AM »
Yes!!! Nice fish! What a great way to finish up 2012. Thanks for the pictures!

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 04:45:05 PM »
Great pictures thank you both BJ and MJ.

Yes Terry we are on to do that trip next year.
BJ can give us details of the hike (time it took, what lake is best to camp at ect...)

Thank you in advance BJ

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Re: Gold in Them Hills
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2012, 08:52:58 PM »
Great pics, Nice Goldens!!
Looks like a real good time was had, thanks for sharing.   :clap: :clap:
gone fishn, hope to be catchn soon !

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Re: Gold in Them Hills
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2012, 09:35:41 PM »
Very nice! Glad you beat the storm.

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Re: Gold in Them Hills
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2012, 05:06:13 AM »
Really great way to end the season.  The goldens are beautiful to say the least.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2012, 08:06:55 AM »
Beautiful Pictures !
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Re: Gold in Them Hills
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 08:16:35 AM »
Thanks for the report BJ!!! Nice pics
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2012, 07:35:03 AM »
I think the best picture is of the black bird (Thatís a Raven right bj?).  The picture is perfectly centered and in completely in focus!  I tried capturing a photo of an Eagle and an Osprey that was flying in circles at Saddlebag Lake but had no luck with my point and shoot camera.  It harder than it looks!  I think I may need to upgrade my camera or itís perhaps just me!   :'(
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2012, 08:34:51 AM »
The picture of BJ and MJ is a keeper for sure. Reminds me of a picture I have with m dad at Moon lake. Got to save moments like that.

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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2012, 01:09:35 PM »
I think the best picture is of the black bird (Thatís a Raven right bj?).  The picture is perfectly centered and in completely in focus!  I tried capturing a photo of an Eagle and an Osprey that was flying in circles at Saddlebag Lake but had no luck with my point and shoot camera.  It harder than it looks!  I think I may need to upgrade my camera or itís perhaps just me!   :'(

Yup it's a raven. Mike is unreal at catching action shots. I think this guy in md-air over the Mt Whitney trail takes the cake.

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