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Old 10-23-2006, 07:25 PM   #1
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Default Dexter(pics) and Hills Cr.(pics-eagle!)

As "riverslayer" mentioned we fished at Dexter instead of Fall Cr. as we had originally planned. This is the reason- it's a little low! Should've brought the waders- could've launched with a little work......


Here's a couple of the fish we caught at Dexter- took us probably 2 hours to get one to hit. A small dodger and a fly was finally the ticket.





The landlocked chinook are beautiful and fiesty! I caught many of these at Hills Creek the next day also.



You thought I troll fast? You should've seen this guy!



After receiving another day pass from the wife I continued up the road to give Hills Creek a try. I didn't have any of Troutski's magic gold spoons but the fish would have to learn a new food group!

I trolled right in front of the ramp at first on the surface and caught 3 salmon and one big fat 13" rainbow in the first 20 minutes! I used a SILVER spoon and I trolled FAST! hahahahahah I knew I shouldn't have laughed- it suddenly got as slow as it was fast. I then trolled towards the dam at 20-30 feet trying different colors of Needlefish and different depths and speeds. There seemed to be a layer of fish in the 40-50ft zone but I got few if any strikes at that depth. By the time I got to the dam about 2 hrs. later, I only had 11 fish (I still don't need no GOLD spoon!)
I pulled the gear and headed for the other end of the lake like a bassmaster does trying to catch those fast fish! I soon heard a noise and looked up and saw those Sandhills (I think) that Troutski saw down at Dorena. About 300 of them passed in a half hour.



Saw another fisherman using a poker to catch fish:




Then I was nearing a point sticking out into the lake and I saw something white on a stump- was that a? yep an eagle! I hoped to get him sitting there but he was airborne the INSTANT I raised the camera ( I moved VERY slowly too because I've had them do this before- he did not want his portrait taken!)








That was the highlight of the day- he was only about 50ft. away as he flew by.
Oh yeah fishing......I got no hits from the lures so I put back on the small dodger and black woolly bugger that caught salmon at Dexter. I also dropped down to 50ft. 'cause nothing was happening up higher. Duh!instant fish on! I seemed to have hit a good method finally. Caught a fish every 5-10 minutes for the next 2 hours. The last fish was another big fat rainbow at least 15". Ended up with total of 24 salmon and 2 rainbows. A nice lady at the ramp said they had caught limits of rainbows two weekends in a row at 35-50 ft. near the dam. She said all were 14-16".

I hope I get another chance to get back there before the winter arrives and Troutski makes all their lips sore with that gold thing he uses
LARGE EAGLE PIC(660K)http://home.comcast.net/~jnbradley3/images/eagle6.jpg


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Old 10-23-2006, 07:40 PM   #2
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Those are BEAUTIFUL pics! Where the eagle pics at Hills Creeks? Probably the eagle on the point near Packard? Well congrats on the sucsess. The Seabee is a cool plane! Man, Chuck you attracting all sorts of fan fare to Hills Creek that great I love to see it. Went for a walk under the dam yesterday and found a big handful of awesome saggy maine mushrooms! Boy where they tasty! Sounds like a great trip! NICE JOB Jerome
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:03 PM   #3
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Oh my!!!! Those pics are superb....Very nice report..Thats a great way to spend the weekend...Again with the pics...

What kind of camera were you shooting with...Nice clarity..
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:12 PM   #4
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Camera is a Canon 20D with a 100-400 zoom lens.

The eagle was actually halfway between Packard Creek CG and the dam, just sittin' there watching me troll towards him.

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Old 10-23-2006, 09:36 PM   #5
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Sounds like you fared much better the 2nd day. It was fun catching and seeing some pretty trout. (as opposed to the pale little planters I've been catching locally) I'm gonna have to make it out to Hills Creek sometime.
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Old 10-24-2006, 05:03 AM   #6
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T4T,
Those are incredible pictures! What a great report also, thanks for taking the time to share your day.
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:46 PM   #7
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Those are some great shots . Thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 10-25-2006, 02:46 AM   #8
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Fantastic Pic's,...
It sure looks as tho you had a fun filled day!
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Old 10-25-2006, 03:51 PM   #9
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Those are some excellent wild-life pics t4t.

If your fishing skills are as good as your photography...you'll never get skunked!
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Way cool, I love them sanhills, usually they fly really high! Awesome, thanks for the pics!
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Old 10-25-2006, 04:38 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the kind comments. Fishing and taking pictures kinda go together except when they both happen at the same time. The fish usually win that contest!

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Old 11-04-2006, 11:41 AM   #12
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very nice, some of the best pictures ive seen on here
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Nice pics
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