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Marinpaul
07-07-2012, 09:26 PM
As posted by Siskiyoufisherman earlier, Jake and I made the trek on Friday to Dunsmuir to check out the Upper Sacramento. Brad, thanks so much for taking us on a guided tour of the best holes on the river! And what a great little town (with a special nod to the Cornerstone Bakery for lunch). Walking the railroad tracks in a town with a big dose of 1950's charm, I felt like I was living a scene from "Stand by Me". And the fishing was off the hook! Here are some of the bigger fish we caught, with the biggest going 4 lbs (we also lost several fish over 3 lbs):


Nice fish for Jake:


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Biggest fish of the trip, with Brad, the proud unofficial fishing guide of Dunsmuir:


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Solo shot:


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Another beautiful Upper Sac hole:


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Another nice one for Jake:


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A nice one for Brad:


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One more nice one for Dad:


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Nice smile!


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Brad, I can't say "thank you" enough for your generous hospitality, expertise and local knowledge. Folks, Brad is always encouraging people to come experience the quaint charm of Dunsmuir and catch some nice big Rainbows. I encourage you to take him up on his offer--you won't regret it!

fishwishin
07-07-2012, 09:32 PM
This sure is great to hear. I was on the Upper Hat the day of the Dunsmuir train tragedy back in the early 90's. It was said then that it would take twenty years for it to come back. I know it has been back for awhile now, but posts like these are great.

Congrats on the nice fish!!
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CAL.NDN
07-07-2012, 09:33 PM
Awsome. Nice fish. Thanks for sharing on the beauty

RideNfish
07-08-2012, 03:44 AM
Way to go Paul and Jake!!! Friggin awesome. Now I wish I would of spent an entire day there fishing instead of a couple of hours passing through on a bike.

You guys did great. So nice to see the giant grins on everyone's faces. Maybe I need to take a camping trip!

What worked for you guys on those beauties!

Cheers,

siskiyoufisherman
07-08-2012, 09:13 AM
Pauls 4lb fish made the longest run up river I ever saw. We had no net and when we reached for it it made about a 20 yard run. With a small barbless hook and 4lb line I thought it was gone especially when it ran back so fast the line went slack we all thought it got away. To are surprise it was still hooked and trashing at our feet. Pure excitement. I had fun fishing with them.

HMONG_James_Vang
07-08-2012, 10:56 AM
that's awesome. those trouts are definite beauts.

Marinpaul
07-08-2012, 01:01 PM
RideNFish, we did well on Panther Martins, but most of the bigger fish came on small jigs. Brad also mentioned a #3 Mepps spinner as a strong producer. We also saw worms catching plenty of fish.

Marv
07-08-2012, 05:32 PM
Nice report!!! You and your son always produce quality fish. Grat job to all of you.

Captain Compassion
07-08-2012, 05:36 PM
This sure is great to hear. I was on the Upper Hat the day of the Dunsmuir train tragedy back in the early 90's. It was said then that it would take twenty years for it to come back. I know it has been back for awhile now, but posts like these are great.

+1. Prior to the spill in 91 the Upper Sac was one of the best if not the best river in the state for trout and fly fishing. It is definately back in spades. It is green and beautiful.

CC

hanahou7
07-09-2012, 07:17 AM
Great report and thanks for sharing the pics! It's great to know there are folks out there who want to promote the passion of fishing and willing to be so helpful!