Carolmo, did you already make your winner´s choice?

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Carolmo, did you already make your winner´s choice?

Postby taupo_tiger » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:45 am

hello carolmo,
paul gave a prize to quote which new outing you would like to fish a whole week before the rest of the rwff world?

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paul wrote:Congratulations, Carolyn! So the choice of the next water to be added to RWFF is yours. Of the locations that have been photographed but not released, which would you like to fish most?

Paul


paul wrote:Here's a description of most of the waters that have been photographed for RWFF but not yet integrated into the game. The winner of the current contest will get to pick which one will be released next, and get to fish it a week before it's available to the public. I'll make completing that new outing a priority once the competition is finished. Good luck!

Paul

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Beaver Creek, Minnesota is a small stream with brown and brook trout. The bottom is fairly muddy but there were are few nice holes with pretty good fishing. Sample:
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Bloody Run Creek, Iowa is a small spring creek with brook trout. This is one of the earlier streams shot for the game, and the photo quality isn't as good as most of the newer ones, but it's an interesting little stream. Sample:
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Cataract Creek in Glacier National Park, Montana holds brook trout. This stretch lies between two lakes and includes one large deep pool and some shallow riffles. The fish aren't very big but the scenery is quite nice. One site might even have a moose visible in the distance. It's even in this sample, but it's just a few brown pixels in this small image:
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Catherine Creek is a stream in Oregon I used to fish as a kid. It's stocked with some 10-12 inch rainbow trout and has lots of pretty but small native trout:
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Church Coulee Creek in southwestern Wisconsin is one of many small spring creeks with good trout fishing. This one is smaller than most and the fish can be easy to spook. Most are small but there's a chance of a pretty decent trout too:
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Gold Creek is a pretty little freestone stream in northern Montana. It holds mostly brook trout:
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The Root River in Minnesota is a very good trout stream and in this lower stretch the trout may be less abundant but there's a chance of a big one. There may also be some smallmouth bass in this part of the river:
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The Lower Sacramento River is is a large tailwater that produces a lot of big rainbow trout. It's fished hard, but if you can present a nymph with a dead drift you can expect to hook some hard fighting fish:
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The Minam River is a medium sized river in the mountains of northern Oregon. It holds mostly rainbow trout, but it has regular runs of steelhead. They weren't running when I took the pictures, but we could put them in there for the game:
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Moss Creek is a high mountain stream in Eastern Oregon. The trout in this upper stretch are small, but they're abundant, and extremely eager to pounce on a fly. Almost all the fish here are bull trout, which are a protected species. I've got ample photos of these pretty little trout so we can add them to the game:
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The Saint Mary River on the east side of Glacier National Park in Montana is a fair sized and fairly fast moving river. It's pretty, and holds mostly rainbow trout and whitefish. I don't have the whitefish pictures right now to put those in the game, but we could boost the rainbow population instead:
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Here's a tributary of the Saint Mary River. It's a clear freestone stream that looks like it should support fair numbers of rainbows:
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The St. Regis River in northwestern Montana looks like a really good trout fishery to me:
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Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana is a stillwater fishery with brook trout and kokanee (small landlocked sockeye salmon.) We'd make the outing just brook trout until we can get some kokanee pictures:
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The Tieton River in Washington was running high and off-color when I shot these pictures. It was still quite fishable for rainbow trout, especially with streamers and wet flies.
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Here's a higher stretch of the Root River in Minnesota. Here the trout are mostly smaller than those in the lower area, but more abundant:
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The Upper Sacramento River is a famous trout fishery. While it's not known for the numbers of really large trout the way the Lower Sacramento is, the trout are abundant, the scenery is great and the average size rainbow there is still quite nice:
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The Whitewater River in Minnesota has some good looking and productive trout water, and some areas that are more marginal fisheries. Expect mostly brown trout here:
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Wilbur Creek is a small stream with hungry brookies in Glacier National Park. The fish aren't abundant but they're pretty, and the stream is beautiful:
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The Yachats River flows into the Pacific Ocean in Oregon. I shot the stretch right at the mouth. It supports runs of salmon, but not at the time I shot this. It holds a lot of blueback cutthroat trout, which migrate to and from the ocean. The ones I saw were quite small, but we could simulate the river during a salmon run. We would need to get some more pacific salmon photos to make it worthwhile, but we've got a few we could start with:
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re; stream choice

Postby Carolmo » Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:33 pm

Hi!
I haven't heard anything back but I chose the Church Coulee Creek. It's small but it reminds me of the stream that ran behind my house when I was back home in the Catskill Mts. of New York!
I hope the steelhead guys don't mind.
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Postby dcarp » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:14 pm

Carolmo,

Great choice. That looks like a beautiful little creek. Us "Steelhead Guys" aren't all single minded :D . I spent my Saturday up on the Breitenbush River near home. The fall colors were amazing and the sun was shining. I took several photos of some of my favorite trout holes while I was up there. I even made a few casts, but didn't get any attention. I was up there last weekend for a bit as well and did better - a couple 10-12 in. native rainbows.

The Kokanee (land-locked Sockeye Salmon) were just starting to run up the river and I spotted a couple of them. I didn't get any good pictures of them though. Just like their sea-run ancestors, the Kokanee turn from silver to deep red, develop the hook-jaw and green head before they begin their fall spawn run. They are usually between 12-16 inches.

It might be a good addition to the game down the road. I don't think Kokanee will hit a fly, but you never know. With kokanee in the river though, the rainbows will start hitting egg patterns.......

Anyway, I'm looking forward to fishing Church Coulee Creek once you've had your week alone to explore it. Have fun!

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re: choice

Postby Carolmo » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:18 pm

Hi Dave!
Thanks a lot! As soon as I get access to the creek I'll be off to fish it! I love catching big fish--but big fish in small streams! This game has some really good ones for that!
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Postby paul » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:31 pm

Nice choice! I'll be working on that this week.

Tight lines,

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Postby Cutch » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:35 pm

Good choice, Carol. :wink: We Steelheader's like catching trout too, especially natives. :wink:
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