HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: cyylyy1
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12495

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 65
BOT: 3
Total: 68
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Your Account
09: Forums
10: Home
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Photo Albums
18: Forums
19: Your Account
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Home
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Photo Albums
28: Photo Albums
29: Photo Albums
30: Photo Albums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Photo Albums
34: Forums
35: Your Account
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Photo Albums
39: Forums
40: Photo Albums
41: Forums
42: Photo Albums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Your Account
49: Photo Albums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Home
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Home
64: Forums
65: Forums
  BOT:
01: Photo Albums
02: Forums
03: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 304
 Pictures: 2343
  · Views: 309227
  · Votes: 1302
  · Comments: 85
 

Support our Advertisers

A pretty nice day west of Quesnel
Discussion that doesnt fit other Topics
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » General

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Grant
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 28, 2006
Posts: 310
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: A pretty nice day west of Quesnel Reply with quote

I think I have another "local" lake that I'll be hitting on a regular basis. After taking a drive out to Nazko last weekend I decided to go back out there this time with the pontoon boat and fish Marmot Lake. I had never actually fished this lake before, it being more than 100 kms west of Quesnel, it's at the extreme range of what I consider being "local". I had been looking forward to my first time on Marmot all week!

I left Quesnel at about 8 am and took my time driving out as I had seen a fair number of critters on the way out last weekend. After seeing several deer wandering the road sides that I never managed a picture of, I finally saw the critter I was hoping to see. I just love seeing bears!!!!


I got out on the water at about 9:30. The lake is clear and rather deep with extensive shoal areas. I started with a type 4 full sink line and a size 4 black woolly bugger with a peacock herl body. I was fishing for only about 10 minutes when I hooked my first fish. After a spirited fight I landed this very nice rainbow, all be it a little on the dark side, that measured 21".


I hooked three more that managed to either spit the hook or break me off and then this beauty took my fly.




I switched over to a green chironamid after the woolly slowed down and hooked four more fish. I worked 20-25 feet of water fishing the chroni down about 15 feet. Although I never managed to land anymore fish, I did enjoy scrapping these solid hard fighting Marmot fish. Most of the fish I hooked seemed to be in the 20 inch class, a couple were smaller, but a solid average size today. About 1:30 the fishing slowed down to a crawl and I decided to head home.

On the drive home I saw three more bears, this one being the only one I got a picture of.


Then I got to see this nice cow Moose hanging out in the area that got burned in that big forest fire last year. Nice to see life return so quickly after such devastation.


All and all a pretty damn nice day out west of Quesnel!!!
Back to top
View user's profile
1895ss
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 2613
Location: Not Here...!!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: A pretty nice day west of Quesnel Reply with quote

Would you mind company ......... ?

_________________
A cruel truth is much more desirable than a really nice lie.
'Tis far better to walk alone than to follow a crowd or an a**hole going the wrong way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Grant
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 28, 2006
Posts: 310
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: A pretty nice day west of Quesnel Reply with quote

When ever your ready to go!!

_________________
If guns kill people, does that mean I can blame misspelled words on my pencil?

If God wanted us to be vegetarians, he would have made broccoli more fun to shoot!
Back to top
View user's profile
1895ss
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 2613
Location: Not Here...!!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: A pretty nice day west of Quesnel Reply with quote

Thanks. I'm don't have a trip planned out your way for the near future but when I do we may have to talk. The last time I was out your way was about 6 years ago but you never know.

_________________
A cruel truth is much more desirable than a really nice lie.
'Tis far better to walk alone than to follow a crowd or an a**hole going the wrong way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Grant
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 28, 2006
Posts: 310
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: A pretty nice day west of Quesnel Reply with quote

Best to plan it for after September 10th some year, that way you could take in both the hunting and the fishing!!! Would be a pretty nice day to take a nice Mule deer buck at first light, then some 20+ inch rainbows in the afternoon..... Wink
Back to top
View user's profile
1895ss
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 2613
Location: Not Here...!!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: A pretty nice day west of Quesnel Reply with quote

Stop it, or you'll have me out there before your ready....... ! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy That is certainly something to think about. Thanks again Grant. Smile

_________________
A cruel truth is much more desirable than a really nice lie.
'Tis far better to walk alone than to follow a crowd or an a**hole going the wrong way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
keetoowah
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 20, 2007
Posts: 691
Location: Deep in the mountains of Montana

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:02 pm    Post subject: Re: A pretty nice day west of Quesnel Reply with quote

geez the one with the bear and moose looks like my new place I am moving to. tons of trees on 10 acres in the mountains here.
cant wait to get settled in.
those are awesome pictures...well done.
looks like an incrediable day.
thanks for sharing

_________________
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
Back to top
View user's profile
tracker
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 08, 2006
Posts: 1175
Location: Manitoba, Canada

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Re: A pretty nice day west of Quesnel Reply with quote

Awesome pictures, I think there's something in burn areas that draw moose. I've worked in fire fighting camps and they're always the first four-leggeds to return. I've had a couple of explanations but I'm not sure of them so I won't guess.

_________________
"If God hadn't meant for man to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat!"
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » General
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 7 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.