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  2. Kent Lufkin

    Nicely written Jed. Your first post on the new blog sets a high bar.


  3. Scott Chisholm

    Excellent Jed, we’re with you all the way!


  4. Kat

    Well this subject got my attention! Caught my first golden at a small lake in the fog, can you guess which one…

  5. Tyler Goodman

    I’m still on my quest for my first golden! My fascination also stemmed from pictures in the regulation books. It looked to amazing to be real. Feel free to “accidentally” mention lake names…or clues! 😉

    • JedSires


      Twice last year and once the year before I fished lakes that I had no idea had goldens only to find them. If you fish enough lakes you will bump into them once in a while. Plus I bet there are a few guys that could help you out this year!


  6. Backpacker Joe

    Hey, I thought I was with you when you caught your first Golden? LOL.

  7. Slim Jones

    Steve Regis helped me catch my first golden. It was his special fly that made it possible. I caught 10 beautiful fish that day. I thought it was going to be easy after that but years of fishing since made me realize how special that day was. It’s a good year now if I catch one golden. They are indeed a special fish.

  8. Bob Martin

    Hi Jed,

    I have a special request. It is not related to the blog but rather a problem I have been having lately accessing FORUM and FOR MEMBERS ONLY on the Hi Laker’s website. I would ask Brian Curtis for his help but I don’t have his email address. Yours is the only one I can find.

    I appreciate any help you can send my way!

    Bob Martin – Hi Laker since 2002 (I’m pretty sure my dues is up to date)

  9. DennisFrmOreon

    There were two different trips in the mid to late 1980s’s were I caught Golden Trout in the Sierra Nevada’s. The first time was in 1986 in blackcap basin just west of Kings Canyon National Park in an unnamed lake over 10,000 feet(actually might have been over 11,000 feet) lake by Mosquito pass. The next year I caught golden trout in the John Muir Wilderness just north of humphreys basin basin(which is in turn is just north of Kings Canyon National Park) in area called French Canyon(specifically a small creeks, puppet lake and L lake). Also fished the Royce lakes but caught nothing. That was some really barren country. The royce lakes were well over 11,000 feet.

    So Golden are the prettiest trough I’ve ever caught. It took many casts to actually catch one but when they bite they put up a good fight.

    You know the wiki seems to have some incorrect information on Golden Trout concerning the elevations to catch them at. The wik says “The golden trout is commonly found at elevations from 6,890 feet (2,100 m) to 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above sea level”. That has not been my experience or what I understood about the Golden Trout. From my experience and what I thought was that Golden Trout were usually in lakes in the sierras over an elevation of 10,000 feet.

  10. Peter Monostory

    Hello Gentlemen,

    My name is Peter Monostory. I am originally from Seattle but for the past 15 years I have lived in Melbourne Australia. I used to be a HiLaker member back in the Bob Pfeiffer days. This past August I made a quick trip back home and I spent 6 days of that trip at Lake Thompson off of the I-90 corridor. I had my trusty and beloved Curtis raft with me and together we pulled numerous lovely rainbows out of lake Thompson.
    My raft is still hanging in there but some of the seams seem to be coming loose. I’ve also forgotten how to use the infiltrator bag. There seems to have been some sort of connector between the raft and the bag that is missing. Might there be someone at the HiLakers with whom I can communicate regarding bringing my raft back to top form?

    Thank you,

    Peter Monostory

    • Bob Pigott

      I saw this on line. We need to contact your Dad about a reunion. If you should get this please contact me. Thanks

  11. David B

    Your blog has reached Belfast in Northern Ireland / UK

    I was searching for the quote about change for a course assignment, job-related.

    May I recommend you look at the Silent Valley Reservoir in N.I. – It is in the famous Mountains of Mourne, near Kilkeel in Co Down. We have no high mountains of course, hills really when compared to where you are.

    Have a good day. and see the Visit Belfast / Titanic experience, if you ever plan to take a trip to here.

    The US Rangers were stationed in Bangor, County Down during the war years.

    PPS SIX US presidents came from Northern Ireland roots. Can you identify them?

  12. Travis Scudder

    Is that a wilderness lite?

  13. Kris

    Yes indeed! It is the Wilderness Lite Pro. Very light and durable & has served me well. 😊

  14. Shane-O

    I lived/worked in Wyoming for several years(still have 2 brothers that have lived there for over 30 years)Wyoming has a Ton Of Goldie’s… High in the Bighorns& in the Wind River Range.Wyoming also holds the current world record for Golden Trout @ about 12-14lbs if I remember correctly.My first Golden was in the Big Horn Range in a lake that’s only thawed about a month and half a year… and several miles above the timber line.Goldens are truly amazing!!! And incredibly hard to catch lol.The lake we caught them in had sooo many swimming around…it looked like a hatchery pond…. and Every now and then… one would surface from the deep and look like a 6-8pounder.We are getting ready to make our first Washington State Golden trip this next week….Hope we can get into some


    I am wanting another calendar this year?
    I so appreciated the one I bought years ago after joining . I enjoyed coming to the meeting and sharing about my father and the fun I had hiking into many lakes with Uncle John, Art , and my dad.
    I now live by Washington DC in Maryland suburbs. I own a small Plumbing and Heating CO.

  16. Great story Don. I myself want to make my way up to iceberg lake at some point in time. And it would definitely be a bonus if fish still remained.

  17. Congrats to all the King fish entrants. They are all fine trophies.

  18. Shane Hall

    Those are some fantastic looking specimens! String work!

  19. Bob Burnell

    Wow! Those are some very large and nice looking fish. Thanks to all who shared their stories and photos.


  20. Keith

    Wow a jack of all trades and a model to boot!! Who would have known? Rich is a great guy and a true ambassador to the Hi Lakers club.

    • Rich O’Connell

      Thanks Keith. Can’t wait until it’s your turn 🙂

    • Tony Curless

      Thanks for the comment, Keith… and the clever pun “model to boot”. Wish I’d thought of that lol. And well said about Rich! The clubs and our high lakes are better because of his efforts.

  21. Keith

    Sure would have been nice to have those goat horns at the cabin at Timberlane huh Don? Good story and write up thanks for sharing

  22. Keith

    Dare we join you? Are you kidding me your crazy. Hopefully you make it to Iceberg lake and perhaps a lighter pack and less peppermint Schnapps might help

  23. Cliff Church

    This was great. Rich, I think your first HL meeting might have been when we were temporarily holding meetings at Karen’s office (state public health lab in Shoreline). You sure bring back some fond memories of George, Bill & Sandy. With George and Bill H. it really WAS like the 1950’s. You were a class act when I first met you and you still are. By the way, I’m looking for an extra pair of Vasque boots……….


  24. Bob Burnell

    Very well written and spot on regarding the HL purpose and objectives. Reading this reminds me why I am proud to be a member and associated with like minded folks.

    • Tony Curless

      That means a lot Bob, especially from someone who has such a rich history with the Hi-Lakers. Thank you for all you’ve done for the club, as a member and committee chair!

  25. Bob Burnell

    Rich I didn’t realize you were a model. I guess you are indeed a bad ass. Well done.

    • Rich O’Connell

      Thanks Bob.

      re:model – I’m a retired model now. Too much work 😀

  26. keith peter

    Nice to meet you Andy!! Perhaps we shall see you at one of the Hi Lakes. Do you ever have to pack Beauregard on your trips? Does he have a doggy pack?

  27. Jon Jones

    Great spotlight on Andy! I’ve had the pleasure to meet Andy in person and hope others will be able to do the same. What a pike!!

  28. Tori Newburn

    Loved the way you described the giant raindrops and mud splatter! All too familiar!

  29. Jacob


    My name is Jacob Radolla. I was introduced to your club after meeting one of your members and was very intrigued in the idea of being around individuals with a passion for fishing. I am relatively new to fishing and would like to find a time I could meet and learn.

  30. bcurtis

    Jacob, you should go on the new members trip. I’ll email you some contact info.

  31. Jon Jones

    Stunning contributions! Thank you all for making this HiLaker tradition happen once again.

  32. Keith P

    Some beautiful shots participant’s

  33. David Berger

    nicely done!

  34. Gary Lott

    I joined yesterday. When will I be able to login?

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