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TightLinesMaine

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It wouldn't be a proper Fall... (pics)
« on: Oct 16, 2020, 10:54 AM »
...without some Landlocked salmon to start the season!  8) I had a particularly action packed week (2 trips) of fishing; on Columbus day I went 2 for 3 (of course I had to lose the biggest; a BIG salmon broke me off that was in the 4 lbs./22"-24" range, I had 4x fluorocarbon tippet on and I forgot to properly check my knot after landing my first LLS of the day, I should know better too...) and just the other day I went 4 for 5, which I believe is the most I've ever landed in a day on this river; definitely action packed for the short time I was there (just a little over 2 hours).  Didn't land anything definitely over 20", but a few came close to it, and all were over 17" I would say.  Some of the "battles" were quick, a couple of the smaller ones I didn't even bother getting on the reel (I primarily use a 6 wt. for salmon).  The best fight was the fat hen LLS (last picture), she stayed down for a while and took off upstream against my will, I got her on the reel and let her take a few runs as she didn't tire out easily, a strong fish for her size.  But my favorite fish of the bunch was probably the native male LLS; he had great color and a pristine look and was really aggressive/a good fight as well.  The water temperature was 49*F on Columbus day which is why I think they were so active this past week (anywhere from 45*F to 55*F or so seems to be the "money" zone for the LLS streamer bite in my opinion).  This river never ceases to amaze me, I've learned some new things fishing it this Fall, including some new holding spots that i've overlooked in the past...













zwiggles

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Re: It wouldn't be a proper Fall... (pics)
« Reply #1 on: Oct 16, 2020, 11:10 AM »
Awesome report! I was hoping to see one of these from you again this year, and you always seem to get some nice LLS on the fly 👍

Which one was the native? The one where itís half submerged?

TightLinesMaine

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Re: It wouldn't be a proper Fall... (pics)
« Reply #2 on: Oct 16, 2020, 11:17 AM »
Awesome report! I was hoping to see one of these from you again this year, and you always seem to get some nice LLS on the fly 👍

Which one was the native? The one where itís half submerged?

thanks! I should've clarified, they are all native except one (one of the two males is stocked; evident by the two missing pelvic fins).  I kept all salmon submerged (in my net) in the water while getting the self-timer pics, all but one revived/swam away almost instantly.  I try to be super careful with the hens/females particularly.

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Re: It wouldn't be a proper Fall... (pics)
« Reply #3 on: Oct 16, 2020, 01:21 PM »
Thanks for the reply, and right on with the care! That make was my next guess, but I wasnít sure. You guys have quite a fishery you there!

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Re: It wouldn't be a proper Fall... (pics)
« Reply #4 on: Oct 16, 2020, 03:15 PM »
Randall, Nice salmon! Bummer on the bigger one that snapped your tippet.

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Re: It wouldn't be a proper Fall... (pics)
« Reply #5 on: Oct 16, 2020, 04:39 PM »
Insane salmon!

Jim C.

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Re: It wouldn't be a proper Fall... (pics)
« Reply #6 on: Oct 16, 2020, 07:27 PM »
Great fish, Randall! 8)  Glad you got the flows you needed to make it happen!

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Re: It wouldn't be a proper Fall... (pics)
« Reply #7 on: Oct 17, 2020, 07:52 AM »
Awesome season! Man those are some beauts
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Re: It wouldn't be a proper Fall... (pics)
« Reply #8 on: Oct 17, 2020, 06:02 PM »
beautiful fishes! Stream landlocks on my bucketlist

TightLinesMaine

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Re: It wouldn't be a proper Fall... (pics)
« Reply #9 on: Oct 17, 2020, 11:01 PM »
thanks all

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Re: It wouldn't be a proper Fall... (pics)
« Reply #10 on: Oct 18, 2020, 08:44 AM »
Amazing salmon!!!
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