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Message started by Forum Admin on Aug 9th, 2011, 1:54pm

Title: Kern Report, Aug. 8th
Post by Forum Admin on Aug 9th, 2011, 1:54pm

Went out again yesterday for a little evening fishing. Not as many fish as Sunday night but the quality and size of the fish was same. Most all of the fish I've caught recently have had perfect fins and tails. Not many "round tails." A couple of things have contributed to that. A healthy river with good flows and an abundance of food results in healthy rapid growth. Higher than normal flows of cool, well oxygenated water flowing into the lake is attracting lake fish. Last, but certainly not least, is the incredible job the fish hatchery / planting base is doing in raising and planting fish of such quality. Next time you see Marvin (hatchery manager) say thank you!

Note how healthy this fish looks:

Yeah, I know ... but these guys are a native species and a 16" fish can tug pretty good:

Here's another example of quality and size:

Had another about that size, caught earlier with more daylight, that found a way to release itself so no picture of that one.

I know it seems pretty dark in the last picture but there was still some light in the sky and the early rising moon, that is getting pretty large, together provided enough light to fish. We did, however, quit after this fish.

Once again, thanks to DanO for netting big fish in low light, not an easy task!

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