Cutthroats and Couloirs

Cutthroats and Couloirs

Joined: October 22nd, 2007, 1:35 am

July 6th, 2010, 5:08 am #1

This weekend I found it's rather difficult to catch trout and couloirs in prime condition at the same locale.

Where the lakes are ice-free, the snow's getting thin and rocks are appearing:





And where the snow's good, the lakes are still locked up:





It's hard to have it both ways. But at least one can still make tracks:



And casts with hopes of landing one:



And the views are nice as usual:







I'm grateful for wilderness and little, well-maintained footpaths through them:



I'd be interested in hearing if others have had any luck catching trout and couloirs at the same place.

Jim
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Wes
Wes

July 6th, 2010, 4:41 pm #2

Great stuff Jim!! Not your typical fisherman costume, but it made the photos!
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Joined: April 14th, 2005, 2:42 am

July 6th, 2010, 6:45 pm #3

This weekend I found it's rather difficult to catch trout and couloirs in prime condition at the same locale.

Where the lakes are ice-free, the snow's getting thin and rocks are appearing:





And where the snow's good, the lakes are still locked up:





It's hard to have it both ways. But at least one can still make tracks:



And casts with hopes of landing one:



And the views are nice as usual:







I'm grateful for wilderness and little, well-maintained footpaths through them:



I'd be interested in hearing if others have had any luck catching trout and couloirs at the same place.

Jim
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Joined: October 22nd, 2007, 1:35 am

July 6th, 2010, 8:34 pm #4

Nope, not going to cut it.

I want to be able to ski down right to the edge of the lake and cast from there.

I have a lake in mind that I know has plenty of fish, but it's still frozen. Might be a few weeks before it's open.

Jim
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Joined: October 22nd, 2007, 1:35 am

July 15th, 2010, 4:57 am #5

This weekend I found it's rather difficult to catch trout and couloirs in prime condition at the same locale.

Where the lakes are ice-free, the snow's getting thin and rocks are appearing:





And where the snow's good, the lakes are still locked up:





It's hard to have it both ways. But at least one can still make tracks:



And casts with hopes of landing one:



And the views are nice as usual:







I'm grateful for wilderness and little, well-maintained footpaths through them:



I'd be interested in hearing if others have had any luck catching trout and couloirs at the same place.

Jim
Fit in 4 activities during today's outing: Fishing - Hiking - Skiing - Wildflower Gazing

It was a chilly 32 F at the trailhead this morning.

Lake was still mostly frozen:


Not good for the fishing, but good for the skiing. Pretty good snow considering it's mid-July:



But the fishing in the open spots was decent:


And I finally caught a fish at the same location as where I was skiing. Just a little one, but colorful:



Once again, the wildflowers were the highlight of the day. Worth going there for them alone:





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Rob W
Rob W

July 15th, 2010, 1:43 pm #6

that much fun activity in one day should be illegal Thanks for sharing !!
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Rob R
Rob R

July 15th, 2010, 4:28 pm #7

This looks like a great lake to camp at. Which one is this? And which one is Jim C's photo of? You guys are making me go crazy by posting all of these of photos of lakes without names, because I feel like I'll never know where they are haha. Great pictures guys. These give me an idea of what to expect when I go to Boulder Lake Friday night.
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Joined: April 14th, 2005, 2:42 am

July 15th, 2010, 4:53 pm #8

That is Louie Lake and Jughandle Peak, near McCall. Taken a couple years ago.
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Joined: October 22nd, 2007, 1:35 am

July 15th, 2010, 5:21 pm #9

This looks like a great lake to camp at. Which one is this? And which one is Jim C's photo of? You guys are making me go crazy by posting all of these of photos of lakes without names, because I feel like I'll never know where they are haha. Great pictures guys. These give me an idea of what to expect when I go to Boulder Lake Friday night.
You're asking a fisherman to reveal where he fishes?

That's just slightly worse that asking a skier where he found his powder.

I'll give a hint by saying they are in the Sawtooths.

Jim
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Joined: October 22nd, 2007, 1:35 am

July 15th, 2010, 5:30 pm #10

that much fun activity in one day should be illegal Thanks for sharing !!
Yeah, any one of those activities alone would have made for a fun day. Putting them together was almost too much to handle. I mean, how do you decide whether to starting fishing first or skiing first. Whether to catch a few more fish or get in another ski run? Decisions, decisions.....

A few more pics from the past few days (I'd very much like to learn the identity of the flowers if anyone knows them):

















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