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Fish: Rainbow Trout

Fly Fishing Beautiful Wyoming - Big Rainbows

Post By: FishHuntNow      Posted: 3/23/2021 12:52:56 PM     Points: 1707    
While out ice fishing Wyoming for the first time, I couldn't resist fly fishing the river below the spillway and through the canyon. It paid off! Me and Noah from the forum got into more then 10 quality Rainbow Trout. Here's some photos of the fish we caught. If you'd like to see the video it's only 4.5 minutes long.

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 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Mar. 23, 12:53:31 PM     Points: 1707    
A few more pics..
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Mar. 23, 5:06:21 PM     Points: 6363    
Good video and some nice fish for sure, never caught a white fish there in all the years I've fished there. Looks like you're almost to the wedding of the waters and there is some good fishing from there on down. Thanks for sharing.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Mar. 23, 6:14:57 PM     Points: 89    
Wow! The colors on those babies! Thanks for sharing!
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Mar. 23, 7:04:25 PM     Points: 9195    
White fish . . . . .Smoke house gold . . . .yummm!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Mar. 24, 9:43:19 AM     Points: 1707    
not too old,

I didn't think there were any white fish there either. But this day we caught a total of 3 and all chunky too. I should have kept them, never had smoke white fish.

HP. Next time i catch white fish in a river that allows keeping some I will keep em for the smoker.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Mar. 24, 4:15:55 PM     Points: 9195    
Whitefish are oil tankers and if cold smoked,turn out to be better than smoked salmon.They fall in the less is more group.No need for brine or heavy spices.Tooth pick the body open to help the smoke get to the thick meat.You can tell when they are done,the skin will be gold color and peel off like a piece of rubber.The meat will be cooked to a flaky white and pull off the bones easy.
Bon Appatee!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Mar. 26, 10:03:26 AM     Points: 1707    
HP,

You wrote that like it was a poem. I started drooling by the end. :D
 Reply by: chodeman      Posted: Mar. 26, 3:03:53 PM     Points: 2129    
Gotta love the North Platte!
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Mar. 26, 7:40:42 PM     Points: 9195    
Thank you!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Mar. 29, 3:36:21 PM     Points: 1707    
chodeman,

This was the Wind River toward Central Wyoming. The whole state is stellar when it comes to fly fishing though!
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