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Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2020, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Westy
Consider the lower elevation places in the...

Consider the lower elevation places in the winter, better access, warmer temps and more active bugs and fish. Oak Creek is productive and will have BWO hatches as mentioned.
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Westy
Rent a jet boat for a couple days and go camp...

Rent a jet boat for a couple days and go camp upriver.
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By Westy
Yes, you'll need a watercraft of some kind to...

Yes, you'll need a watercraft of some kind to effectively fish Marshall best. Also, its very shallow and weedy, prone to winter and summer kills.
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 437
Posted By Westy
Interesting video from Patagonia about hatcheries

Video about wild salmon, trout and hatcheries -

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XdNJ0JAwT7I&t=2703s
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Westy
The Ferry is on its way to becoming an...

The Ferry is on its way to becoming an increasingly productive large brown trout factory. It's unfortunate NPS is so bent on destroying it.
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Westy
NPS - new plan to pay anglers to catch and kill brown trout

I saw this article in recent news -

NPS plans to reduce brown trout populations at Lee's Ferry through an angler bounty program -
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Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By Westy
Grayghost, What's your email and name? Thx

Grayghost,
What's your email and name?
Thx
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By Westy
I will help out and get this cross posted for you...

I will help out and get this cross posted for you on the women's fly fishing local forum that my wife who is an active member participates on.
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,650
Posted By Westy
West Fork Black - browns removed, barriers put in...

West Fork Black - browns removed, barriers put in place. Apache trout fishery has been questionable there at best. Unfortunately that native reintroduction has not been successful and removed a very...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Westy
If you step on tribal land, buy the necessary...

If you step on tribal land, buy the necessary permit to be there for the activities you are participating in.

I don't think the tribal officer is going to care much about that decision from 1983...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,704
Posted By Westy
Whitewater Creek has since been stocked with Gila...

Whitewater Creek has since been stocked with Gila Trout. G&F has is restoring the entire Whitewater Creek watershed with Gila. The Catwalk was repaired.
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Westy
Makes sense from the perspective of managing the...

Makes sense from the perspective of managing the participants work. Part of the experience in fly fishing I believe is exploring, doing some homework, mapping, scouting and trying to locate fish. All...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Westy
Wild native trout are wild native trout,...

Wild native trout are wild native trout, regardless of what stream they reside in and where its located. Why would it matter if its a national forest or Indian reservation in terms of where the fish...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By Westy
There is basically no discharge at Woods Canyon...

There is basically no discharge at Woods Canyon aside from runoff if the lake spills or there is a good snowpack. Many parts of the watershed have dried up with the on going drought. There's a margin...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By Westy
No, the creek takes many different forms...

No, the creek takes many different forms throughout. In average snowpack years, the creek is a trickle up from the lake for the most part with some nice pools scattered throughout, much like below...
Forum: Sell, Buy, Trade, Give Away 04-21-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By Westy
Wanted: Inexpensive 6 weight reel?

Does anyone have a 6 weight reel laying around they don't want? Looking for something for a friend to pair with a fiberglass rod.

Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By Westy
Oak Creek did see some very high flows this year...

Oak Creek did see some very high flows this year from the precipitation but I doubt it wiped out the trout. They will find cover on the stream bottom and survive generally. These flows are not...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By Westy
The fire and ensuing floods decimated much of the...

The fire and ensuing floods decimated much of the Blue and some tributaries. It's had a long history of being prone to floods and drought. These days it has fish in some sections. It's more of a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,329
Posted By Westy
I've never been attacked but have had them swim...

I've never been attacked but have had them swim and approach then tail slap and go. They will certainly make their presence known if nearby a den. Never heard of an attack but I'm always leary wading...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By Westy
I am amazed that those in charge cannot figure...

I am amazed that those in charge cannot figure out the means and methods in order to make Lee's Ferry a more productive and healthy wild trout fishery. Maybe the powers that be don't want that and or...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By Westy
Will they be sterile rainbows?

Will they be sterile rainbows?
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Westy
From my experience, it is still recovering from...

From my experience, it is still recovering from the fire and furthermore the Rattlesnake Fire has impacted some areas downstream. The river has run very off color, think chocolate milk for weeks.
...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,399
Posted By Westy
That's a stingy fishery usually, especially this...

That's a stingy fishery usually, especially this time of year unless that magic cicada hatch goes off.

Great place to spend some time fishing though.
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By Westy
Bring it on!

Bring it on!
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Westy
Hawley is still considered being closed as well,...

Hawley is still considered being closed as well, not sure what the latest is but keep that in mind and call ahead if traveling / camping or planning to be anywhere basically in the state.
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