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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Fishing dog update

So, Brookie is about 10 months old now and turning out to be a pretty solid fishing partner. Her energy is unlimited but given the right location (one where she can run free with no roads nearby) she has been fantastic...
Last week I had a few hours to kill after work and headed to a favorite stretch of canyon on a favorite river of mine. There have yet to be many fish around, but the scenery and hike are well worth it even if there had never been steelhead introduced to our waterways.
Had the canyon to myself, and about a dozen casts in on a known holding spot.... the line comes tight and off we go!
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I love it! What a nice partner and fish.
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Beautiful puppy !! You catured that curious puppy creep
Very nice fish and great photo !! Well done


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bitches be bitches. I wish you the best of luck, mate.

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What a treat on so many levels! Would love to take my pooch along with me, but with it being salmon season around here I'd be worried about her running to a bear while I'm waist deep in a run! She's a little unreliable. Maybe once they're all sleeping...

Enjoy having the company out there!
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What a beautiful dog! I don't know how you do it. I have a wirehair that's approaching two years old and I can't keep him out of the water when we go fishing. He's the worst fishing partner I've ever had, but he usually gets to go with me anyway... nice fish too!

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There's an epic thread on doggos on the Salmon Fishing Forum: https://www.salmonfishingforum.com/f...gy-photos.html
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I love it! What a nice partner and fish.
thank you, I got lucky on many levels!

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Beautiful puppy !! You catured that curious puppy creep
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Thanks Mike, I appreciate the comments. She loves to do the puppy creep especially when there is a fish squirmin around!
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What a treat on so many levels! Would love to take my pooch along with me, but with it being salmon season around here I'd be worried about her running to a bear while I'm waist deep in a run! She's a little unreliable. Maybe once they're all sleeping...

Enjoy having the company out there!
It is quite a treat now that she's familiar with the routine, but even without the bears I do pick and choose when she comes with me. Some rivers and some days are better suited than others for her.

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What a beautiful dog! I don't know how you do it. I have a wirehair that's approaching two years old and I can't keep him out of the water when we go fishing. He's the worst fishing partner I've ever had, but he usually gets to go with me anyway... nice fish too!
Thank you! Relentless training and a lot of days on the water without much of a fishing effort is what worked for me... that and a LOT of treats early on. I would literally cast with one hand while feeding her treats with the other to make her stay on shore. Now she mostly gets it.

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Thanks Mike, I appreciate the comments. She loves to do the puppy creep especially when there is a fish squirmin around!
My puppy no longer does the puppy creep
Him being an 8-1/2 month old Bernese Mountain Dog at 89lbs (weighed last week), it's more of a bull in a china shop sort of deal


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A four legged fishing partner would be great but my 12 pound chihuahua has the attention span of a house fly. He loves to be out walking in the bush be he's all over the place. He is also more of a cuddler and lap warmer. His name is Ringo.
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Ignore the geezer on the oars, this is about the copilot. Besides, she's the brains of the outfit. Eleven months old, so this is her first season on the river. Barks at moose, growls at grizzlies, sniffs at steelhead. She's gonna be a good one.
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These beautiful photos of man's best fishing friend bring to mind a scrappy and intrepid yellow lab who once dove headlong into a raging Wyoming river, apparently convinced that I had waded out too far for my own good. He swam bravely, but was losing ground to the current, fast. I tossed my rod in the general direction of the bank and lunged for my "rescuer" with all I had. I was much younger then, so I succeeded in grabbing him by the scruff of the neck in the nick of time. We tumbled out of the treacherous water soaked, exhausted but elated. Each of us was certain to the very core of our being that he had saved the other. God I miss that dog. Tucker. He's waiting to be my life guard when I get to fish with St. Peter and long gone friends.

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