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PostWed Oct 16, 2019 8:27 pm 
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Finally had time to read all the way through your fantastic first trip report. I couldn’t wait to show it to Hiking Partner (Paul) because he’s been up there several times to all those lakes and has some great stories like you do!
Re: Jeff’s question about doing it with one car; Hiking Partner did a loop with his fishing buddy starting at the end of the Baker River, which they forded, then bushwhacking up Hidden Creek to Ipsoot Lake, bagging the other lakes mentioned and then back down the side of a ridge to the Baker River and a short walk back to the car. If you want more info, he’ll be at the social. wink.gif
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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 3:35 pm 
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Superb report, especially for your first.
This trip has it all: forest, brush, talus, slabs, meadows, mini-glaciers, snowfields, expansive vistas, wildlife,  lakes, peaks, all brewed up in typical NC weather variables.
I never put a line into Berdeen Lake. But what is that interesting lure Deb used to catch that fat cut?

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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 3:51 pm 
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Brushbuffalo wrote:
I never put a line into Berdeen Lake. But what is that interesting lure Deb used to catch that fat cut?

I believe it's a Luhr Jensen Super Duper..

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cascadetraverser wrote:
Nice to see some posts from some old timers that I haven’t seen much from for awhile too 😀

I've been workin' the back room.

Chief Joseph wrote:
Brushbuffalo wrote:
I never put a line into Berdeen Lake. But what is that interesting lure Deb used to catch that fat cut?

I believe it's a Luhr Jensen Super Duper..

Looks to be a black/yellow Jake's Spin-a-Lure, possibly used on this trip per my reco. Similar to Super Duper but bigger and heavier.
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PostSat Oct 19, 2019 8:52 am 
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Nert Lake has never held fish (I helped stock it once) so it wasn't one of the lakes that NCNP poisoned like the Blums.

The lake you called Upper Nert we normally call Talus Tarn.

I hope you got a chance to fish the other lakes along the way to Berdeen.

And to Brushbuffalo, I would call that a skinny cutt. I agree with DIYSteve, that looks like a black and yellow Jakes Spin-A-Lure. We used to call them Wyoming Whoopies back in the old days before the internet when you could only get them in the Rocky Mountain states. They are still one of my favorite lures.

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PostSat Oct 19, 2019 9:14 am 
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The serious bass guys are throwin' out lures upwards of $400!! That's crazy, I prefer to stay within the realm of the trout game where you don't have to risk losing lures costing that much to the waters to be relevant at local and/or regional levels

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PostSat Oct 19, 2019 9:18 am 
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$400 lures? Where do you buy those?

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PostSat Oct 19, 2019 10:22 am 
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Talking these - https://carolinafishingtackle.com/products/roman-made-mother-swimbait

You gotta be a decorated angler to be worthy of throwing these. If you're real bold you cast into alpine lakes with no bass just to show how confident you are that you won't lose the lure, really just an ego thing.

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PostSun Oct 20, 2019 6:05 am 
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Wow. Reading through the copy I thought that had to be a parody site.

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PostSun Oct 20, 2019 6:49 am 
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Brian Curtis wrote:
Nert Lake has never held fish (I helped stock it once)

confused.gif 'never held fish but was stocked.' confused.gif

Brian Curtis wrote:
Wow. Reading through the copy I thought that had to be a parody site.

Lures costing hundreds of bucks? Seriously?
Purchasers must be like those who buy $2000 bottles of wine in restaurants ( definitely not the crowd I hang with) just because they can.
At least the bottle of vino won't be lost on a submerged snag with nothing to show for it.

( hijacked.gif  sorry for continuing the off topic item.)

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PostSun Oct 20, 2019 7:03 am 
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Brushbuffalo wrote:
never held fish but was stocked.

The stocked fish did not survive.

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PostTue Oct 22, 2019 12:02 pm 
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Thanks for a the great write up and pictures.  How is the ankle?

cascadetraverser wrote:
Nice to see some posts from some old timers that I haven’t seen much from for awhile too 😀

I was thinking the same thing. Good to see posts from DIYSteve and Dayhike Mike.

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PostWed Oct 23, 2019 8:48 am 
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Yeah, that cutt aint a fattie.

Brian Curtis wrote:
Nert Lake has never held fish (I helped stock it once) so it wasn't one of the lakes that NCNP poisoned like the Blums.

Interesting. Thanks for the info. Pacific Salamanders were thriving in Nert when we last visited it in 2014.

Has Ipsoot Lake been poisoned? I caught some nice cutts out of it in 2011 and 2014. I would imagine Ipsoot does not get many visitors.

Brian Curtis wrote:
I agree with DIYSteve, that looks like a black and yellow Jakes Spin-A-Lure. We used to call them Wyoming Whoopies back in the old days before the internet when you could only get them in the Rocky Mountain states. They are still one of my favorite lures.

It's my favorite and most successful high lakes lure -- thanks to your reco several years ago. up.gif I'm working on getting my buds to call them Wyoming Whoopies.
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PostWed Oct 23, 2019 11:37 am 
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Yeah, that cutt aint a fattie.

Goes to prove, I'm no fisherman since I don't know a fat from a skinny or a ' normal' trout.
In fact, when I put a line in still water, the sudden rippling of the surface is due to the fish laughing uproariously at my feeble effort to trick 'em..

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I miss, Big Steve! hockeygrin.gif

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