San Juan River, Jan '10.

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San Juan River, Jan '10.

Postby Escopeton » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:13 pm

The river was running at 475 CFS, too low for my liking. There was a lot of snow on the ground but the river was running clear. High air temperature was around mid-40's, sunny and no wind. Here is a view of the snow covered dam.

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Re: San Juan River, Jan '10.

Postby Escopeton » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:23 pm

This fish started out my day. The action was constant; a lot of dinks hit but I got broken off by some large fish.

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Re: San Juan River, Jan '10.

Postby Escopeton » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:30 pm

My fishing buddy; Chuck P. of Los Alamos with his best fish. He said, "Five more casts then we will go watch some football." He caught this fish on the third cast.

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Re: San Juan River, Jan '10.

Postby Escopeton » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:37 pm

My best fish the of the day that was brought to net was this twenty inch plus bow. The trip was a good one.

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Re: San Juan River, Jan '10.

Postby waterfowler20 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:34 pm

Thats awesome, Nice Fish! :thumbsup:
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Re: San Juan River, Jan '10.

Postby Catfish_Hunter » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:13 am

nice going :thumbsup: I dunno If I would call that rainbow a 20+ though :tongue:
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Re: San Juan River, Jan '10.

Postby Escopeton » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:03 am

Catfish_Hunter wrote:I dunno If I would call that rainbow a 20+ though :tongue:


I used a quick measure of my forearm; tip of the finger to the elbow is just over 19 inches. That unit is called a cubit. The fish was a bit longer that my forearm, or over a cubit long.
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Re: San Juan River, Jan '10.

Postby Bill Herian » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:57 pm

look at his fingers relative to the fish, easily 5-6 fingerlengths. 20 inches easy...
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Re: San Juan River, Jan '10.

Postby Catfish_Hunter » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:41 pm

Just giving him a hard time. It was indeed a nice fish :grooving:
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Re: San Juan River, Jan '10.

Postby Escopeton » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:49 pm

Hey Catfish,

I should have known. Anyway,... It was my last fish of the day so I was jazzed. My buddy and I celebrated with a ribeye steak and a nice bottle of merlot. Then, on to watch some football with a few bourbon and sodas; too bad about the Broncos. However, by how much did the cowboys lose?
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Re: San Juan River, Jan '10.

Postby gadwall getter » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:03 am

beautiful pictures and beautiful fish! congrats! :thumbsup:
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