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River: South Boulder Creek - Rollinsville to Gross Reservoir

I cant believe this bow came out of South Boulder Creek

Post By: The Matty      Posted: 7/20/2014 11:17:24 AM     Points: 1205    
Wow what a big bow for such a small creek. He was in water just barely covering his back. He slowly slurped a CDC/Elk hair caddis #16.
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: 7/20/2014 11:38:40 AM     Points: 3013
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 7/20/2014 4:44:43 PM     Points: 8447
Not trying to second guess you but the markings on the back look like something found on a brookie. Maybe it's because it's a picture not the real thing. Nice fish from a small creek anyway.
 Reply by: sportfisher      Posted: 7/20/2014 9:57:28 PM     Points: 4912
Believe it. There are several areas that hold bows and browns that big. Hard to find them but there is the proof that there in there. Nice catch
 Reply by: fishingmanlee      Posted: 7/21/2014 10:28:51 AM     Points: 213
Without question that is a BOBO
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 7/22/2014 12:57:50 PM     Points: 8447
The more I look at the picture the more convinced I am of this one being a brook trout. The lack of a rainbow stripe and the absents of black spots on the head or anywhere else makes me doubt it is a bow. The fins are covered up in the photo so you can't see if they have the white edges. It looks similar to the picture of the brook trout on the Fish Species page. The worm like markings on the back are unique to brook trout.
 Reply by: tfotrout      Posted: 7/22/2014 3:20:58 PM     Points: 1564
Looks like a rainbow to me, nice catch
 Reply by: crazypickles      Posted: 7/22/2014 3:33:33 PM     Points: 127
It was probably washed down during the flood
 Reply by: The Matty      Posted: 7/22/2014 4:25:31 PM     Points: 1205
Its definately a bow, not the best pic ill admit. I wonder what happened to the tail?? It looks like something tried to eat it. Its snout was all muffed up too, maybe it got in a fight.

I never get into brookies on SBC until moffet tunnel, we caught mostly bows and some cutthroat too.
 Reply by: tbblom      Posted: 7/22/2014 5:12:24 PM     Points: 140
Hey Matty,
I haven't been able to get up to moffet or below gross recently, you got any recent reports for those sections? Shoot me an email,

PS escapees from the private water upstream. Also the occasional fish that comes up from Gross Res.
 Reply by: Wilderfish      Posted: 8/8/2014 11:05:46 AM     Points: 12
Late to the thread here but I have a few thoughts on the tail. If you were close to Gross (well below Pinecilffe) then a Mackinaw or Tiger Muskie may have gotten a piece of the tail when the fish was still in the Reservoir. Who knows though, there are all kinds of hazards in a river. Nice fish.
 Reply by: NativeCuttie      Posted: 8/8/2014 11:52:20 AM     Points: 386
Nice fish. Was this last Saturday? I was there with my wife and may have been you and your buddy that I spoke to when you guys had just got done fishing. Shortly after we raised hell up to Rollins Pass to hit Yankee. We ended up taking Jenny Creek Trail and that beat us to$!*. Was too tired to really get any fishing in. I got a few casts in but was unable to nab a tiger. Rangers were half way up the pass checking ATV's for spark arrestors and registration. A few guys had to turn around with a nice ticket added. Great catch!
 Reply by: suckermeat      Posted: 8/9/2014 10:08:48 AM     Points: 30
Nice bo bo! Nothing about that fish says brook trout!
 Reply by: Chad L.      Posted: 8/10/2014 7:30:32 AM     Points: 34
Rainbow for sure. Way to ugly to be a brookie.

As for the tail could be the result of low water who knows.
 Reply by: Fordo      Posted: 8/11/2014 9:15:04 AM     Points: 69
Most likely It was a coyote or a fox that did that to its tail with a slight possibly it was a eagle. No doubt. It is a rainbow.

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