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Trout fishing on the high plains
« on: October 06, 2012, 05:15:54 AM »
On Wednesday, three of us OFs went to a lake called Bullshead Reservoir on the western slopes of the Cypress Hills. Was mostly cloudy and we got snowed on for a short while....that's snow on the far hills. High was 4°C. We fished for 3 hours and the fishing was "okay" ... was slow. But I've fished here about 6 days a year for the past 8 years (40 or 50 trips) and on Wednesday I landed the largest rainbow trout I've ever caught here. It's pretty country. Don't let that glassy water fool you. The winds can howl up here. Elevation is about 1050 meters.

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Re: Trout fishing on the high plains
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 06:17:13 AM »
Pretty lake - where is proof photo of the trout ?  :wink:  ...john
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Re: Trout fishing on the high plains
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 02:34:38 PM »
"where is proof photo of the trout ?" :P

John I have a photo of the big trout but is so incredibly dorky I am scared to post it...I look like an escapee from a maximum security prison or institution for the "criminally insane."  Here. Just don't show any one or I'll be banned for life here.  ;) (The shoreline white stuff is not snow...just natural foam as it had been windy..was okay when we were there.)
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Re: Trout fishing on the high plains
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 11:46:50 PM »
OK now we believe you!  Nobody would photoshop an image like that :grin:  Thanks for posting...john
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Re: Trout fishing on the high plains
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 01:36:48 PM »
Great image!! Nice trout too!!!

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Re: Trout fishing on the high plains
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 01:48:56 PM »
The reflection of the sky on the water is so beautiful..what a serene scene!
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Re: Trout fishing on the high plains
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 04:25:44 PM »
Thanks all.

"what a serene scene!" Thanks. It was peaceful that day. ;) But KAP you should see this lake on some days...it can howl here. And the forecasts for a nearby city are useless. One of those places you attend and take your chances...like Wateron yesterday..was supposed to be sunny in the afternoon. ha ha. 

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Re: Trout fishing on the high plains
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2012, 07:21:56 PM »
Great simple image - I especially appreciate the rule of thirds going out of the window! It works when you know how ;)
Bit of a lens curvature there - you could use 'transform' to get rid of it (yes I know you know ;)) but I think I rather like it!

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Re: Trout fishing on the high plains
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2012, 11:29:38 PM »
Pat

I see what you mean..the far shore is arched..looks bent..it IS bent. But it's a perspective  illusion. The shore is farthest at the middle and wraps around left and right closer to me...a long irregularly shaped bay.

We hope to get back there next week...

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Re: Trout fishing on the high plains
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2012, 09:36:39 AM »
Pat

I see what you mean..the far shore is arched..looks bent..it IS bent. But it's a perspective  illusion. The shore is farthest at the middle and wraps around left and right closer to me...a long irregularly shaped bay.

We hope to get back there next week...

Clive

Aha!! It all makes sense now, Clive. Me and my funny eyes again ;) I often see aeroplanes diving straight down into the ground......Mr W has a good laugh at me :D

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Trout fishing on the high plains
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2012, 04:37:36 PM »
Great shot with nice simplicity. You don't have any photogenisism Clive ... nice trout ;-)

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Trout fishing on the high plains
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2012, 04:37:36 PM »