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King-J
10-16-2008, 06:31 PM
Finally went through all the Pictures I took on our trip to the Upper McCloud, So many good ones and it has been hard to pick the best.
Just a little summary of trip, got there around 6:30pm on Thursday, Friday morning after breakfast I talk my dad into a short hike to the Middle Falls First cast Fish On, Second Cast Fish On and so on for about an hour then slow down, Saturday Morning Dad, My Wife, and I headed up to the Upper Falls to see what was going, Didn't start fishing until about 10:00, on hick down to Falls talk to a fellow fisherman coming back up the trail, My Dad Asked "Any Luck" reply "No, pretty Slow" When I got to the fall Pool I had a hit on First Cast, the next 2 hours was ether a hit or fish on just about every Cast, I had caught about 20-22, My Dad 12, My wife 6. Sunday was a little Slower only about 10 fish. I WAS PRETTY PROUD OF HOW WELL MY DAD WAS GETTING AROUND ON THE ROCKS AT THE AGE OF 72, he had a blast on catching fish like we used to when I was younger.
I will post a few pictures, may take a couple of replies to post, sorry about all the talk, here we go, enjoy.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Middle Falls http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3813/005vt3.jpg
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1879/1001249qa2.jpg
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* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Average Fish @ M. Falls
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6892/1001240rm8.jpg
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5135/1001324ae3.jpg
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1771/006ak1.jpg

Darin
10-16-2008, 06:36 PM
Spectacular Pics. I just used one of them for my desktop background. It's great your pops was able to be there with you to fish at that age. I always look foreward to the days my dad (62)(top left photo) can fish with me. It's all his fault that I'm a fish addict now ;)Great report ;)

King-J
10-16-2008, 06:49 PM
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Pics of Upper Falls
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/9457/029rp9.jpg
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1954/1001293jg5.jpg
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * My Wife
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6599/1001296wj2.jpg
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/4122/040zi4.jpg
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *My Dad Fighting Fish
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5631/1001275au4.jpg
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6923/1001276fa7.jpg
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6575/1001301co1.jpg

fat_fish
10-16-2008, 06:57 PM
those are some of the greatest pics i've seen on these boards..excellent work. that is definately a place we (wife and i)want to hit up. WOW!!!

ff

Captain Compassion
10-16-2008, 07:18 PM
http://img319.imageshack.us/img319/6594/areportmq5.gif

Very beautiful. I must get up to this place. Nice trout. Most excellent pictures.

CC

DuramaxDan
10-16-2008, 07:20 PM
King-J Beautiful pictures what memories that brings back when I use to fish rivers with my dad.Keep the great work up!! :)

Captain_Morgan
10-16-2008, 07:35 PM
Those are some great pictures!! King-J,that's one heck of a post!! Looks like your Dad got 40 years younger just catching fish at the honey hole!! ;) You guys need to do it more often. 8-)

King-J
10-16-2008, 07:44 PM
FFG, FF, CC, & Dan,
Thanks for the kind words, This section of the McCloud is located @ the Base of Mt.Shasta
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/4408/014ea7.jpg
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/4125/1001311lo8.jpg
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Dad & I Overlooking the Waters @ Lakin Dam
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/6255/043wa2.jpg
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * A Few More Fish
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7951/1001328ux6.jpg
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/2381/1001284ok1.jpg
All Fish CP&R

Darin
10-16-2008, 07:45 PM
King-j what brand of camera do you have? Looks like HD ;)

YakMotor
10-16-2008, 07:47 PM
Great photos of a FANTASTIC place! Way to GO! on both fishing and photography! Thanks for posting.

King-J
10-16-2008, 07:55 PM
King-j what brand of camera do you have? Looks like HD ;)

KODAK Z612, 6.1 mp, lots of manual functions, including ISO
Did end up cracking LCD screen can only look through View finder.
I will be looking at their New Model a 10 mp

stonesfan
10-16-2008, 08:02 PM
That sure looks like a PLACE you could visit year after year........

stonesfan [smiley=rollingstones.gif]

Duke363
10-17-2008, 02:14 AM
King-J...
AWESOME report and incredible pics!!! Going fishing with dad is one of lifes great pleasures. My dads in his mid 60's and I hope we can still be doing these kinds of trips when he's 72.
Thanks for sharing

THE_TROUTKING
10-17-2008, 06:31 AM
Awesome pics and good job on the MT Lassen hatchery fish. I been going up there for 20 years and do a annual group camp out at camp 4 on the mcCloud river loop trail with 40 people every year. I bring my boat up and fish the McCloud res awesome place too. Thanks for the great pics
Brian

TroutWagon
10-17-2008, 10:46 AM
sweet photo's! nice report. I sure brings back memories of awesome fishing and still my biggest river trout to date.

TW

tejedarichard
10-17-2008, 12:21 PM
I hope my sons take me fishing when I'm old. It's great to see your family happy catching fish. What a perfect day in a perfect place. Thanks for sharing. Love your photos. :D

Mackattack
10-17-2008, 12:46 PM
Wow like everyone else said great story and pics.

Mackattack

fishwish
10-17-2008, 04:45 PM
THANK YOU!!! King J, That was a top shelf report :) :) :) :) :)

BigB
10-17-2008, 07:53 PM
King J,

Congrats on the sucessful trip. Those are some aswesome pictures. My parents have a place in McCloud and they took me up to see the falls this last summer.

What were you using to catch your fish?

Brian

Mackattack
10-17-2008, 08:09 PM
Spectacular Pics. I just used one of them for my desktop background. It's great your pops was able to be there with you to fish at that age. I always look foreward to the days my dad (62)(top left photo) can fish with me. It's all his fault that I'm a fish addict now ;)Great report ;)
I did just that also but its not full screen ?
Mackattack

King-J
10-18-2008, 01:36 PM
King J,

Congrats on the sucessful trip. *Those are some aswesome pictures. *My parents have a place in McCloud and they took me up to see the falls this last summer. *

What were you using to catch your fish?

Brian
Thanks to All for the Kind Words
Brian,
This is what I use 90% of the time, All Rivers & Lakes, Coupled with the only USA made Swival $ ;)* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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* * * * * * * * * * * *1st Choice #4 or #6
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* * * * * * * * * If Hitting On above, I also through this
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* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *2nd Choice
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* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *3rd Choice (Best in Spring)
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