Mammoth..ish...

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  1. carpkiller

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    180810 Coldwater Brook Trout best shot.jpg
    Spent the week in the Eastern Sierra. Threw spinners at creek fish. Browns in the San Joaquin, Brookies in Coldwater Creek.
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    Big doe was licking something tasty off the box in the next campsite.
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    Staggered up to Lake Barney (Duck Pass) hoping for good photos but too smoky for the postcard shot I wanted. Found low water in most creeks...few mosquitoes in most spots. Rush Creek wasn't rushing. Lee Vining Creek looked promising but I could only stay long enough to be bitten by 75 mosquitoes. Pulled 3 tiny browns out of this 20 foot long spring fed puddle...
    180807 SJR meadow pool 3 browns.jpg
    Got the new truck dirty up on Deadman Creek...
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    Sounds like I should have hit the creeks around Bishop to bring home some meat. Made it home in time to go tubing Sunday...but that's another story.
     
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    Nice work.. if you ever want my two cents worth about Inyo, hit me up anytime
     
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    Good trip! I love coldwater creek. Those brooks are aggressive when they can't see you
     
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    180810 Coldwater brookie school.JPG
    The browns have taken over the lower part of the creek. I caught three of them by the trailhead/museum. Still lots of brookies upstream, though.
     
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    So the pic is a Brook?
     
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    Yeah, the one in the above thread is a brook, and the little school being decidedly non-agressive are also brooks. Brookies are greenish, and when viewed from above have kinda squiggly tiger stripes on their backs. Their sides and bellies can be white, yellowish or even orange.

    Browns, on the other hand, are...well, brown or olive on the back, greenish on the sides and belly, with brown and red spots.
    180807 SJR typical brown.jpg

    Or this:
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    That's the only big trout I've ever caught in Mammoth....and the old polaroid shot was removed from the wall at the Red's Meadows store this year. They took down all the old faded pics...I guess the statute of limitations on bragging about a single fish is ten years.
     
    #6 carpkiller, Aug 14, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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