Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Big trout confirms hes not in Greece anymore

20-incher from a tiny stream

Here’s a nice 20-inch Cutthroat Trout that thrilled a first time Sun Valley visitor from Greece recently. Said fishing guide Jim Carkonen, “I was coaching my niece's husband on some fly-casting up on a very tiny and remote tributary of the East Fork of the Big Lost River up in Copper Basin when he hooked and landed this huge 20-inch Cutthroat. Large fish like these are not a rarity in our Idaho rivers, but he caught this one in a tiny piece of water that was no wider than my Tahoe. I've been guiding fishing up there for 13 years and was just as surprised as he was, never seeing one of this size on this tiny tributary. His name was Christos Saites, a native from a small village in central Greece. He thought he was fishing for six inchers like they have in the mountainous Peloponnesus of Greece, until he hooked in to this big fella. It pretty much explains the stunned smile on his face. As he released the fish he said to me in his native tongue, “I must release this great fish who is surely the King of his village!” Courtesy photo.

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