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Josho 01-19-2009 07:10 PM

Official Juanuary 09 Picture Thread
All right fella's post them if you go them...

Another epic Juanuary event in the books. Even if the fishing was not as good as in years past, the food, fun and comradery more then made up for it. Got to see a lot of familiar faces and meet some new friends. The weather was FANTASTIC! Now whether or not that was a good thing is still TBD... ;)

Thursday we had the upper flats all to ourselves.

Managed two nice fish over ~18"

This female was in full color and her belly was all scarred up.

T-Hole on Friday afternoon. It's empty becasue evereyone had moved up to a deep hole in the braids. I managed 3 dinks at the top of the hole. Fished for about 2 hours and never really saw any fish of any size come to hand.

We fished until dark Friday waiting for the top water bite turn on (never happened) but we were rewarded with a beautiful San Juan sunset.

Saturday was a BAD day! At least for me. Those in the boats and toons seemed to have some luck though. No fish on Saturday, so here is a picture of a worm...

Sunday we decided to fish lower river. Had a very slow morning but on the walk back I pulled this little guy out of a deep riffle.

We left the river about Noon Sunday and made the long drive back to Phx.

I got a sneak peak of a few hogs caught this weekend, and after seeing the Saturday night slide show, we should have no shortage of pictures for this thread.

A quick thanks to Greg, Dana and Seldom for putting this together and offering up the Stone House for the festivities and to everyone else in the crew who made this another great event.

Now lets see those pictures!


ASU 01-20-2009 09:33 AM

Nice work, Josh!

It was a lot of fun to meet some new faces and see some familiar ones.

Things finally converged for me on the third day. I went out with YO_G to explore the area around Baetis Bend for the day, but ended up wandering up a side channel by myself for the better part of it. I soon came across a small winding riffle that emptied over a shelf into a long trough with a nice foam seam that extended for a few dozen yards adjacent to the main current.

I fished the riffle first, as it was shallow and fully exposed by the sunny sky.

I immediately picked up some small browns, and had one take by a nice fish that quickly dumped over into the deep run and threw the hook.

I fished the shelf next and had best luck there. At one point I was hooking up every 4th or 5th drift as the fly passed from the end of the riffle and over the shelf. This lasted for nearly 30 minutes. I must have touched every fish that was holding in that part of the water.

Landed one nice brown.

Landed several nice bows.

The biggest fish were deep in the run. It is a challenge to land large hard-fighting bows on a size 24 hook by yourself and without a net.

The potluck was a blast. Thanks to everyone who took the time and expense to feed this pathetic excuse of a trout bum.

By the way, who is Ian?

Josho 01-20-2009 09:49 AM

Good to see you got your Juanuary redemption ASU. I knew you would....


Iron_Mike 01-20-2009 10:20 AM

Some nice looking Troooots.


Dana Parmelee 01-20-2009 12:56 PM

I had a great time although the fishing was tough.
Great people, great food and fantastic weather.

Fell on my arse hard walking on ice on Friday... fell down and got water in my waders Sunday. Got skunked both Sat and Sun.

The trout gods blessed me on Friday though. My biggest trout to date... fishunter was my wing man and we taped it at 25"

Thanks to everyone who made the trip. It was nice to meet new people and see old friends.

Hopefully, one of my new friends... will be there next year


Driwash 01-20-2009 01:39 PM

Great Photo
Great Shot and great fish!!

Mr Blur 01-20-2009 02:41 PM

*hijack alert*

asu - care to fish for some troots on the west side? gimme a call.

Jojackc 01-20-2009 02:54 PM

My buddy Greg and I showed up Sat morning at 2am. So we got a late start on Sat for fishing because after getting some sleep and needing to do some shopping in the morning. We hit the river at about 1pm. I got skunked and my buddy Greg managed to land one at north of 22". Sunday I finaly set the hook into my first Juan fish late in the evening. Here is a close up that really shows the colors on this thing.

We also fished on Monday and I managed to hook up with one more.

It was a great trip. In fact I pre-booked it for next year already.

ASU 01-20-2009 03:03 PM


Originally Posted by Jojackc (Post 57520)
...It was a great trip. In fact I pre-booked it for next year already.

I think the Hideaway is already booked for '10!

Kevin Krai 01-20-2009 03:26 PM

Nice pics everyone and a great trip...JG took a bunch of video that we will try and get a link up to when he is done editing...I took 0 pics.

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