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Just wrapped up my last high elevation trip of the year; 3 lakes in 3 days.
The fall colors are incredible right now!
Didn't find the big fish I was hoping for, but a few more blue dots explored.
The search will resume ASAP next year.

However, I was able to check-off the "mac on a dry fly" box.

Here's a few I found:



















I guess now it's back to the cluster fuXX tailwaters on the front rage.
 

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Nice pics! I also want to check off the Mac-on-a-dry box. I started a hike to a lake this year where I could have done that in theory, but my buddy who I was fishing with got a bad case of altitude sickness and we had to turn around and go home. I still need redemption from that trip.
 

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Nice pics! I also want to check off the Mac-on-a-dry box. I started a hike to a lake this year where I could have done that in theory, but my buddy who I was fishing with got a bad case of altitude sickness and we had to turn around and go home. I still need redemption from that trip.
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You still got time to get er done this year!

Those macs show up in more lakes than I expected... Do they stock them or something do you know??
 

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Those macs show up in more lakes than I expected... Do they stock them or something do you know??
Well at some point they had to be stocked, but I assume that some High mountain lakes are able to support some natural reproduction. Would be an interesting question for a biologist. Lake trout can also live for a long ass time.

Years ago I hooked into, and lost right at shore, a Big Laker at a spot in the Rawah Wilderness. I had been there several times and have only caught Cutts in the past. Everyone who I have talked to about that lake has also only caught cutties. You just never know :)
 

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Well at some point they had to be stocked, but I assume that some High mountain lakes are able to support some natural reproduction. Would be an interesting question for a biologist. Lake trout can also live for a long ass time.

Years ago I hooked into, and lost right at shore, a Big Laker at a spot in the Rawah Wilderness. I had been there several times and have only caught Cutts in the past. Everyone who I have talked to about that lake has also only caught cutties. You just never know :)
My understanding is that many high elevation lakes don't support successful spawning (the trout still try); at least for Cutts. However maybe thats different for Macs.

Yeah some of those high lakes are deeper than one might expect.. I always wonder whats swimming around down in those depths.
 

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Hey thanks guys!

Looking like a beautiful weekend for high elevation adventures, but if I ask the wife for any more overnight trips I think she'll move my bed from the couch to the garage :)

Hope someone gets a chance to get out tho
 

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Great time of year for one-dayers. 10 till 2 is prime time!
 

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Hey thanks guys!

Looking like a beautiful weekend for high elevation adventures, but if I ask the wife for any more overnight trips I think she'll move my bed from the couch to the garage :)

Hope someone gets a chance to get out tho
At least a guy doesn't wake the wife up when they get home late when you are forced to sleep in the garage. ;D
 

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Sleep on the couch.
In the garage.
Not gonna happen.
I would find a new wife.

:)
 
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