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Sierra itch
« on: April 15, 2012, 07:54:41 PM »
Just got done enjoying some trout we caught last year and a few mammoth brewery beers, had to scratch my itch.  ;D
Need to get back up there soon.
gone fishn, hope to be catchn soon !

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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 09:58:08 PM »
 bestolen, I'm sure you and your wife had a great dinner. Had to get the lanterns out because of a scheduled SDGE blackout two days ago but it made me check out the gear and get excited for the coming season. Can't wait to see the rushing water and the flowers.

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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 09:29:28 AM »
Bstolton, your post just made me get up from my computer and take a bag of trout caught at the creek late last year out of the freezer. My wife and I will enjoy them tonight.  Thanks for sharing! Waiting for my next trip at the end of May.
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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 11:57:05 AM »
I did the same thing, took out my last bag of fish out of the freezer.  Fish tacos will be delicious!
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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 12:32:30 PM »
Not the same as being there, but still put a smile on my face and a good feeling in my belly.  :)
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 03:49:40 PM »
That's funny, Bill.  A week ago Sunday I got the last three large trout out of our freezer, took the fillets and ate them all week for lunch, always reading the forum, looking at all the pictures and learning about everyone's favorite lures.  It may not be the same as being there, but the taste of trout got me wishing I was there. 

I remember a story and maybe you can clarify the details, wshawkins, but there was a fellow who had settled in at Walker Lake and had some visitors hiking through one day years and years ago.  They didn't have much in the way of provisions and asked if he had anything to eat.  He offered them trout.  When they asked what else he had he simply said, "More trout".
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 10:17:20 PM »
Does sound like a story I heard before saudust.  Now I'm hungry for some trout!   ;D
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 10:43:25 PM »
Must be some kind of sub-conscious communication going on. The wife has been cooking me trout on and off for about a month. Maybe it's a seasonal thing, like out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new.

Don't know, but I like it.   ;D

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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012, 07:09:20 AM »
humm.. I hate to say it, but there are not any trout in our freezer...    but I should pull out that last bunch of chucker and cook them up:) 
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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012, 08:55:44 AM »
If it's not right out of the creek I just can't do it  :) 
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2012, 12:33:44 PM »
That makes me laugh, Corey, sounds almost Gollum-like  ;D
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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2012, 02:11:30 PM »
I'm with Corey as far as keeping fish in the freezer. These days I'm almost 100% catch & release but I do keep a few now and then. Sometimes I'll put a dinners worth in the freezer but I try to eat it as soon as possible.

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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2012, 04:35:12 PM »
To me, Sierra-caught, cleaned and frozen trout is much better than no trout.

Although, I'll admit it is not nearly as good as Sierra-caught trout grilled on the spot.

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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2012, 07:30:59 PM »
Well fresh is fresh, but I usually take my seal a bag and clean and freeze them as soon as possible. What I cant do is go to the grocery store and buy those funky looking trout they call fresh. ::)
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2012, 08:21:46 PM »
I do the same. Take the wife's foodsave and vaccum pack them. You might have seen me with it plugged in outside of Tom's. Frozen quickly, they last for a few months.

Not quite like minutes old when grilled, but, good.

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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2012, 11:02:08 AM »
Looked in my freezer, no more trout  :(  guess the ones I cooked valentines day were the last,
maybe I will get a couple of keepers during opener   :)
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2012, 01:27:06 PM »
Well this time next week I will already be in Rock Creek and have my camp set up..  All my camping gear is checked, packed up.. New line on all my fishing poles, bought lots of goodies at Bass Pro Shops, ( had 500.00 in gift cards). Have my week menu planned, firewood stacked in garage.... Driving my wife crazy as I get ready for the most important time of the year...

I tell her you make a big deal out of Christmas,, but now its  FISHMAS SEASON and you can never prepare to early....

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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2012, 03:19:21 PM »
Well this time next week I will already be in Rock Creek and have my camp set up..  All my camping gear is checked, packed up.. New line on all my fishing poles, bought lots of goodies at Bass Pro Shops, ( had 500.00 in gift cards). Have my week menu planned, firewood stacked in garage.... Driving my wife crazy as I get ready for the most important time of the year...

I tell her you make a big deal out of Christmas,, but now its  FISHMAS SEASON and you can never prepare to early....

FISHMAS!!!!

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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2012, 04:14:02 PM »
On the first day of Fishmas
my true love sent to me:
An Alpers in a pear tree!
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2012, 04:21:22 PM »
Ya know what, ya just got to love that man's dedication to preparation.

Well it's FISHMAS time again, I'm gonna leave you...

R96, you sure know how to make the most of that retirement.  I only wish you could light up the tires on your truck like an old GTO with posi and do a first trip burn out of the driveway, you know, just once a year type thing.  You have enough cans for that one time extra gas loss!!! ;D
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2012, 04:23:13 PM »
On the first day of Fishmas
my true love sent to me:
An Alpers in a pear tree!
 :)

Sing it!

Five golden trout...
Four Cutthroats…
Three Rainbows…
Two big Brooks…
And an Alpers in a pear tree.

I love that song.  ;D

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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2012, 04:26:50 PM »
Well it's FISHMAS time again, I'm gonna leave you...

"Sing a song children... "

Sorry Ray! Now you're in my era!

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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2012, 07:32:47 AM »
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY FISHMAS  :) :D :)   ITS MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR
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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2012, 08:54:05 AM »
I guess I must be happy all year cuz I fish all year :)
Once I arrive at Tom's Place...well,  you know...nothing else matters...

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Re: Sierra itch
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2012, 09:06:34 AM »
Me too Terry, with all the wild trout living around me fishing is a year round adventure! Bit nothing comes close to the opening of trout season in the eastern Sierra !!
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