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Message started by Forum Admin on Feb 16th, 2007, 9:02pm

Title: Back at the Kern!
Post by Forum Admin on Feb 16th, 2007, 9:02pm

It's been quite awhile since I've been able to get up to the Kern. It welcomed me back with this nice fish after about 20 minutes of the first chance I've had to get out on the water since last year.

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The best part of this catch is I had an audience of three kids that were bait fishing upstream and came down to see me battling this fish. I asked one to take a picture and afterwards I released the fish telling them that now it's back in the river so someone else, maybe one of them will have a chance too catch it too. As they watched, with wide eyes, the fish swim away they said "yeah!" Hopefully this will instill the value of C&R in these young anglers.

By the way, it took a golden stonefly pattern size 10.

It's good to be back fishing the Kern!  :)

Title: Re: Back at the Kern!
Post by hooks on Mar 10th, 2007, 12:00pm

good fish, Joe!  I am taking notes and preparing my gear for our club trip.  Are you on this one over St Paddy's?  I hope so. I'll need some local knowledge input.
Hooks

Title: Re: Back at the Kern!
Post by Forum Admin on Mar 12th, 2007, 9:54am

I will be there.  ;)

Title: Re: Back at the Kern!
Post by smog7 on Mar 17th, 2007, 11:42am

good god that is one nice fish!

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