View Full Version : Truckee River 10/4 & 10/5 (pic's)and pig!

10-05-2008, 07:37 PM
Sat 10/4 I went in search of new spots to fish. Ive been looking for a big bow with no luck. So I stayed with small lures and bait. I caught six small rainbows, three small browns and a nice 20" rainbow.
Sun 10/5 I had some stuff to get done for my dad. We were talking and he reminded me that last year on the first sunday in Oct. I caught a huge hook jaw Brown.http://i37.tinypic.com/j7ds0n.jpg10/ 7/07
With that on my mind around three I cut out for my honey holes with my brown gear. By the time I drove an hour to the parking spot and made the hike in, I only had a hour and a half at most to fish before dinner plans. First cast since last year in my spot was just like my first cast last year. Only thing different was a new Monster, a new rod and reel, and cousin Mike wasn't there ;D After a twenty min. fight I landed this 28" hook jaw
Tight lines GT.

10-05-2008, 07:46 PM
What a nice looking brown! I wish I had some spots in the Truckee like you do. What a way to start Fall! -Andrew

10-05-2008, 07:50 PM
Beautiful brown. Congrats. It is a chore to get a fish that size landed from a stream.

10-05-2008, 08:13 PM
Very nice pig GT. Awesome report.
Yesterday afternoon I fished the section just above the state line but only managed one small Brown and lost one decent one. After that I set up near Boca for the evening. Got several hits but couldnít stick anything. Had a big one jumping all evening right in front of me but couldnít get him to hit anything in the box. Didnít get any action until about 10:00. Stayed until about midnight. Got pretty cold and damp last night.
Water temp in the river was running about 56 degrees, also checked the Little Truckee which was 58 degrees.

10-05-2008, 08:42 PM
Congrats bro. Nice trout man. I haven't see a nice brown like taht in a while.

10-05-2008, 08:53 PM
Aaahhh Maaaan...Your making me sick with your pic's. Don't get me wrong. they're great and I'm happy for you...But I have a place on the Truckee and here I am...Stuck in Arizona on business looking out my hotel window at cactus. YUKKK!


10-06-2008, 06:42 AM
SWEEET BROWNIE BROTHER!!! Congrats on CPR'ing such trophy Brown ;) Good luck, Eric :)

10-06-2008, 07:38 AM
Very nice trout, wish I was up there catching or not catching trout like that have a few favorite holes my self. havent been to the little or big truckee this year . Great report.


10-06-2008, 01:49 PM
GT - Nice Trout, the pic with your Brown and boot really puts that fin into perspective.
Bilge Rat

Captain Compassion
10-06-2008, 02:14 PM
Typicall GT Truckee Brown. Nothing to see here, move along. ;) :D Excellent fish. If there are any big browns in Pyramid you'll catch them. See you Friday.


10-06-2008, 05:00 PM
Wow, that's some funny stuff there CC! *I'm laughing out loud. *He is a stud isn't he? *I just can't compete with this guy when it comes to the Truckee. *He lands the ones I dream of. *Well done Justin.
Oh, and for those of you who don't know it, GOLDENTROUT is a big guy, that is probably a size 12 shoe.

10-06-2008, 05:46 PM
Thanks every one!

Oh, and for those of you who don't know it, GOLDENTROUT is a big guy, that is probably a size 12 shoe.
close ;D

Tight lines GT.

10-06-2008, 06:07 PM
Those are all beautiful fish and minutes from Reno...good stuff! 8-)

10-06-2008, 08:06 PM
That's a brown of a life time for most people. Why do some have hooked jaws like that? Great picture thanks.

10-07-2008, 11:51 AM
Why do some have hooked jaws like that?

From: drstressor
All male salmonids develop that hook jaw just before spawning. *It's both a weapon and a mate attractant. *The males with the best physical condition develop the most pronounced hook. *This attracts females to the most suitable mates and allows the males to defend the redds against other males. *The char (macks, brookies, and bull trout) show the least pronounced development. *Sockeye and pink salmon are the most extreme. *Pinks grow long teeth that rotate up in front of the jaw. *They use the jaw as a battering ram over the reds to keep other males away. *Browns and their close relatives the Atlantic salmon are sort of in the middle.

I had the opportunity to watch salmon duke it out over the beds in Alaska this summer. *The most spectacular fights I saw were between chum salmon males. *One male would grab another with that big jaw and run him maybe 30 ft away. *The loser would end up with big chunks of flesh torn out of him.

I've never observed browns fighting although I have seen females digging redds and males fertilizing eggs. *Many inland salmonid species have evolved complex social interactions where threats (like my jaw is bigger than your's) prevent injury and wasted energy. *The ocean run salmonids are at the end of the line anyway, so they just fight it out. *The inland species like browns lose the hook when they go into eclipse in the spring and early summer. *They grow it again when they are ready to spawn in the fall. *But you can always tell bucks from hens by the longer, narrower jaw even when they are in eclipse.

Tight lines GT.

10-07-2008, 05:28 PM
Dude!!! Terrific FISH
I'm thinkin NV has the BROWNS