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I took a little fishing trip out to the north slope of the Uinta mountains today. This is a great area because it has wonderful natural beauty, solitude and lots of wildlife - namely bears and moose among other critters. In fact I was dive bombed several times by a red tail hawk while hiking up to the start of the fishing. I was walking along the trail and I heard what sounded like chirping. At first I assumed it was a squirrel sounding the alarm. But I was thinking that was the strangest squirrel alarm I've ever heard. Then I look up and see this big ass bird, with it's wings fully extended, coming straight for me! I could totally see it's eyes locked onto me, it was pissed. The fugger came in about 2 feet above my head. Then it landed way up on a branch of a nearby tree. Then it started to chirp again and sure as shit he came right at me again but this time it was more like a foot above my head. I'm waving my arms like a mad man trying to keep this dude from digging his talons into my scalp. That pass was more like a foot. I keep moving up the trail and he (she?) keeps dive bombing me. I finally picked up a stick and fended off the last two attacks. I didn't hit the bird nor did I really try - I was just trying to keep the damn bird from scalping me!

Anyhow I finally got to the steam. Here's a couple pics of the water.
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And I actually caught fish! There was lots of action. I was at least getting strikes in each new hole. It was a great day on the water!
I was getting about equal numbers of brookies and native cutthroats.
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And a couple of cutthroats:
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Nice going Mook! Beautiful fishies!

Damned diving hawks! I hate those bastages.


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LOL sorry I couldn't help but picture you flailing about while being targeted by a hawk. ;)
Most likely she had a nest close by and was defending it. Looks like a nice tranquil day out in paradise. Is that a catch and release area? Most trout waters in my area are.
Were you fly fishing?

Nice looking trout, love the Brook trout colors. I've caught them before but I don't think I've ever ate one. It would take more than a couple to make a meal. Usually brown and rainbow are worthy keepers.


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Gee Mookie, thanks for the invite..... :cry: Looks like you had great time. :D

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Hawgzilla wrote:
Nice going Mook! Beautiful fishies!

Damned diving hawks! I hate those bastages.

Thanks Hawg! It was fun reeling those little dudes in. It's been super hot here in Salt Lake but up there in the mountains it was nice and cool.
Yeah, what's up with those pesky hawks?


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
LOL sorry I couldn't help but picture you flailing about while being targeted by a hawk. ;)
Most likely she had a nest close by and was defending it. Looks like a nice tranquil day out in paradise. Is that a catch and release area? Most trout waters in my area are.
Were you fly fishing?

Nice looking trout, love the Brook trout colors. I've caught them before but I don't think I've ever ate one. It would take more than a couple to make a meal. Usually brown and rainbow are worthy keepers.

Hahaha, yeah DJ it was quite a spectacle fighting off the attack. Definitely not my most proud moment. It was definitely a nice day up there. No people, cool temps and the fish were biting - doesn't get better than that. That particular stream is not catch and release although I put all the fish back (which is what I've been doing for quite awhile now). That way I can come back and catch them again. I caught those fish with ultralight spin gear. I go about 25% fly and 75% spin. I'm not much of a flyfisherman but I'd like to improve my skills.

Yeah the brook trout sure are colorful. I pulled in a couple lunkers which were really brilliant looking. They make excellent eating, especially these high country fish. I think it comes down to their diet which seems to give them a less fishy taste than some of the other species. Flour them up and put them in a pan with a little oil and you'll have a great little meal in no time. They are also quite good on a stick over a camp fire as well.


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Gee Mookie, thanks for the invite..... :cry: Looks like you had great time. :D

I could have used somebody to help out with security. They tell me there's safety in numbers, lol. I'll tell you this much, there was plenty of fish for everybody. Great day!


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Nothing better than pan fried freshly caught trout. :D

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Bird update: After talking to somebody who knows about local birds it looks like I was attacked by a Northern Goshawk. Evidently those bastards are well known to be extremely aggressive when guarding their nests. They attack mammals because weasels, bears and others can climb trees and get into their nests.

I'll never forget those big yellow angry eyes...


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Mookie wrote:
Bird update: After talking to somebody who knows about local birds it looks like I was attacked by a Northern Goshawk. Evidently those bastards are well known to be extremely aggressive when guarding their nests. They attack mammals because weasels, bears and others can climb trees and get into their nests.

I'll never forget those big yellow angry eyes...


The question now is: How did she know you can climb a tree?


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Nothing better than pan fried freshly caught trout. :D



Yes I agree, well somewhat, have you been in the hotties thread recently? ;)

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Mook, the trout taste less fishy in the high country because the water is cold.


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
Mookie wrote:
Bird update: After talking to somebody who knows about local birds it looks like I was attacked by a Northern Goshawk. Evidently those bastards are well known to be extremely aggressive when guarding their nests. They attack mammals because weasels, bears and others can climb trees and get into their nests.

I'll never forget those big yellow angry eyes...


The question now is: How did she know you can climb a tree?

She may have observed me climbing a tree for kicks back in the parking lot. :D


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
norton55 wrote:
Nothing better than pan fried freshly caught trout. :D



Yes I agree, well somewhat, have you been in the hotties thread recently? ;)

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Mook, the trout taste less fishy in the high country because the water is cold.

Agreed. But I'd go on to say that the cold water translates to a different diet than what the fish in warmer water get?


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Mookie wrote:
DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
norton55 wrote:
Nothing better than pan fried freshly caught trout. :D



Yes I agree, well somewhat, have you been in the hotties thread recently? ;)

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Mook, the trout taste less fishy in the high country because the water is cold.

Agreed. But I'd go on to say that the cold water translates to a different diet than what the fish in warmer water get?



I always dip my ladies in cold water before eating. It firms them up a bit with less fishy taste. It's also recommended to keep them on a strict vegetarian diet.


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
Mookie wrote:
DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
norton55 wrote:
Nothing better than pan fried freshly caught trout. :D



Yes I agree, well somewhat, have you been in the hotties thread recently? ;)

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Mook, the trout taste less fishy in the high country because the water is cold.

Agreed. But I'd go on to say that the cold water translates to a different diet than what the fish in warmer water get?



I always dip my ladies in cold water before eating. It firms them up a bit with less fishy taste. It's also recommended to keep them on a strict vegetarian diet.


Oh my DJ. That sounds kinky. :o :twisted:


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Apparently other things in my mind other than fishing.

I'll get my mind right Boss.


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
Apparently other things in my mind other than fishing.

I'll get my mind right Boss.

Just don't go eating a bunch of hard boiled eggs. Go fishing instead!


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So I got out again today. This is out on the north slope of the Uinta mountains, one drainage over from were I went last week. This was a distinctly more remote area. There's little or no visible human activity (recent, see below) up there. There was a LOT of scat everywhere. It was mainly deer and elk but I thought I saw a couple dollops of bear scat. Needless to say I was keeping my head on a swivel. The fishing was definitely fast, it was another great day out in the woods. Fish today, bike tomorrow (sunday). I was pulling in only cutthroats today. I don't have any fish pics but I do have some shots of the scenery.

Here's the water.
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I came across an old cabin, its definitely nearing total reclamation by Mother Earth.
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In the "driveway" was an old jalopy. Honestly I don't know how the hell they drove that thing up there. There's no visible road.
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To get to the fishing grounds one must drive to Evanston WY. For us Utahns that means real beer! I picked up this 8-pack at Cowboy Joe's Liquor Barn in Evanston on my way to the mountains. Every car in the parking lot had Utah plates, lol. :lol:
This Idaho Pale Ale was pretty darn good.
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Happy to see this Mookie. The Uinta's and Mirror Lake hwy. are special.

tap tap tap...


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Mookie..........awesome.... :D

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Mook is getting all active on us. More than what I've done in recent memory. ;)

That cabin looks like an old trappers cabin. I've come across a few before deep in the Colorado back country.

And Evanstan WY. rings a few memories for me. I was on the crew that landscaped and put the sprinkler system in the new [back then] post office there circa 1985'sh.

Is it still redneck ville there?

We would drive from Loveland / Fort Collins and stay a for several days working up there. Young 20's and bored we ended up driving into a Salt Lake for the nightlife. They actually had a few good bars back then. Couldn't buy alcohol anywhere though. I remember meeting some fine Mormon girls eager to show the new guys in town around, ;)


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Flyin_W wrote:
Happy to see this Mookie. The Uinta's and Mirror Lake hwy. are special.

tap tap tap...

As a former Park City resident I know you're familiar with those areas. The Uintas really are a great place. I've seen lots of wildlife and stunning scenery. I've also been getting meaningful drops in temps up there compared to the persistent 98-100 weather we've been having in Salt Lake. So the pull has been strong lately.


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Mookie..........awesome.... :D

It was a great trip, I can't wait to go again! Winter is just off in the distant horizon. It's going to start snowing up there before I know it so I gotta get it while I can.


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
Mook is getting all active on us. More than what I've done in recent memory. ;)

That cabin looks like an old trappers cabin. I've come across a few before deep in the Colorado back country.

And Evanstan WY. rings a few memories for me. I was on the crew that landscaped and put the sprinkler system in the new [back then] post office there circa 1985'sh.

Is it still redneck ville there?

We would drive from Loveland / Fort Collins and stay a for several days working up there. Young 20's and bored we ended up driving into a Salt Lake for the nightlife. They actually had a few good bars back then. Couldn't buy alcohol anywhere though. I remember meeting some fine Mormon girls eager to show the new guys in town around, ;)

Hahaha, I've definitely been motivated lately. I'm a bit of a workaholic but I've been saying NO to work on the weekends lately and just getting out. This is turning into a pretty good summer for me. That being said I'm looking forward to fall so that I can get down to St George for some quality desert singletrack time.

I'm thinking you might be right about the cabin. There's no visible mining activity so trapping is probably what was going on.

Oh yeah, Evanston is definitely redneck all right. It's the type of place where mothers still smoke in vans full of kids. Its an interesting place. I'm not certain but everybody might be related there, if you know what I mean.

Hey, I hope you didn't corrupt any young Mormon girls back in the day! I shouldn't be talking though. I'm thinking about giving this plural marriage thing a whirl.


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Yep winter shall be here before ya know it. Get out and enjoy these times while we can.


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I got out and caught a few fish today. Despite it being Labor Day I had the area to myself. Although I did see a few yahoos down the road a few miles. It was a good day, I hauled in a few brookies. The highlight may have been a very close encounter with a bull moose. I was walking upstream and needed to take a wiz. So I set my pole down next to a tree. I nearly had my wang out when all of a sudden I hear this really loud grunt or snort. I thought it was a bear and so as I looked up I said "whoa bear!" As it turns out it was a big ol' bull moose looking right at me. All that was between me and him was a big deadfall and a few branches. He was laying down in the grass and presumably hoping I wouldn't get too close. Well I did and so he got up and let me know it. Luckily he turned around and went upstream and I went down. I finally relieved myself after walking about 50 yards.

Here's the stream. There was lots of beaver canals and such. Lots of work but it was worth it.
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This is a wider view of the area. It's really beautiful up there.
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Here's one of the brook trout.
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I'd have auto-relieved myself


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LOL, it was a close call!


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Maybe the Moose was impressed! :lol:

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Hahaha, I may have had temporary shrinkage. :lol:


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