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    TR: A beartooth Fishing Derby, Aero Lakes, MT

    So three friends and I spent the 5 nights during second week of August in the Absoroka-Beartooth wilderness just outside of Cooke City, MT. Sooo beautiful up in those mountains! We lucked out and saw zero rain over the course of the trip, mostly bluebird every day!
    Lower Aero Lake is supposed to be the of the biggest and deepest lakes in the beartooths, it was close to a mile across and over three hundred feet deep! The fishing was insane! Fishing with spinner rods and lures, there was easily over 100 caught between the four of us over the course of four day! Easily the most fish i've caught in one place in my life! Photos taken by the DonkeyLips9 and TheBigEast


    wanabe mags gregg and orin, here orin showing up his best point


    Zeus our fearless leader!


    Some pretty flowers



    DonkeyLips9 posing for a photo for mom


    Zeus and DonkeyLips9 doing something


    Ahh Finally there! Our first view of the lake


    Obligatory group shot for the rents. DonkeyLips9, non-mag orin and gregg, TheBigEast


    Gregg, TheBigEast, Orin


    Good Mouring Lower Aero Lake!


    MMMM! Nothing like having two lbs of bacon in the backcountry!


    Let the derby begin! TheBigEast


    Dinner for Four


    Damn looks like salmon


    Soo Beautiful FKNA!



    Looking back across Lower Aero towards camp, its on the point on the very left portion of the lake.


    Oh the possibilities! Zeus and DonkeyLips9 at Upper Aero Lake


    DonkeyLips9


    Gregg and Zeus, Zeus got a little close to the edge


    Some random dude we say freeclimbing this cliff off in the distance!


    Orin telling me he loves me


    TheBigEast getting it done on a nasty little traverse! It was about 45 degree slope into some really deep water


    What beauties! DonkeyLips9 showing us some of his finer catches



    Nothing Like fresh trout cooked over some hot coals


    Leroy, our resident mountain goat for the week, looking awefully scary!


    TheBigEast with peanut butter in his mouth and orin


    DonkeyLips9: "hey guys that sunset is pretty cool, lets climb up and get a better look"


    Yep glad we climbed up and took a look!



    "YESSSSS!"


    A closer look
    Last edited by thebigeast; 08-27-2008 at 03:45 PM.
    ayuh

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    Definately going to miss this place!



    Some other shots from on the way back to SLC. No that buffalo is not sleeping!



    Last edited by thebigeast; 08-27-2008 at 03:48 PM.
    ayuh

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    FISHING FORUM JONG!




    Sorry, that was the first time I've ever gotten to say that.

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    fixing it now, pic up in a minute
    Last edited by thebigeast; 08-27-2008 at 03:26 PM.
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    This thread is worthless without pictures....I assume there were supposed to be some, but I don't see any. That makes me sad.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutash View Post
    This thread is worthless without pictures....I assume there were supposed to be some, but I don't see any. That makes me sad.
    yeah i know, havn't posted pics in a WHILE, kinda forgot how, but finally got it!
    ayuh

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    Damn, they grow backcountry fish big in Montana. Solid work.

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    dude, I'll sell or rent you my house in MT....45 min from the Beartooth! Come on, you know you want it.


    Nice TR
    ROLL TIDE ROLL

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    You guys get into fish in Upper Aero?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teneighty4 View Post
    You guys get into fish in Upper Aero?
    nope no fish were caught in Upper Aero Lake, all fish were caught in lower mostly brookies, rainbows, and two browns, and i think i caught a cutthrout, but it got away b4 the camera was taken out, and i am a real fishing jong, so i couldn't identify it in the 30 seconds i had my mitts on it
    ayuh

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    Awesome trip there bigeast. My friends and I wanted to attempt the same trip this weekend, but it looks like the weather will not cooperate. Fishing the beartooth lakes has to be one of my favorite things to do when kayaking and skiing.

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    Nice photos, that such is perrdy country. Those fish look tasty.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    This is awesome, helping me plan my coming trip. I need some advice. I was thinking about going up there and hitting the Aero Lakes and then going and hitting up a bunch of other lakes on the other side of Skytop Creek. How hard is it hiking around Lower Aero from Cardiac Hill access with a pack? If it's signifigant boulder hopping I'd rather go up Skytop and hit up between the lakes for a camp. What's camping like up that way? Should I just go up Cardiac or is it decent travel and decent camping up the head by Lone Elk or between the Aero Lakes?
    "The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra

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    Cardiac hill isn't that hard (steep but short) and if I recall there is a trail through the small boulder field at the top, right before lower aero. I don't remember any boulder hopping, but if there is then it is minimal. There's good camping around lower, you might have to walk around the lake a bit to find it though. I usually make a right at the top of cardiac hill and follow the shore around a few hundred yards and there's some good spots. Even saw some guys float out to the island once and camp on it, they brought waders and inner tubes. Never been up to Skytop, unfortunately. Upper is usually covered in snow early, but this year who knows.
    Last edited by Sam; 07-22-2012 at 10:33 AM.

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    Looks like a great trip, love the sunset pics. I'll be in MT next week, can't wait.
    Nada

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    Beautiful. I need to move to Montana.
    Drive slow, homie.

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    "Jordan, Shrimp, Pickett, and Otter. Jordan, Shrimp, Pickett, and Otter. Jordan, Shrimp, Pickett and Otter. That's where my son-in-law fucked my daughter."
    This is my cool song I madeup whilst hiking my 2nd BSA 50 miler in the Beartooths circa 1980. It was good fishing even way back then!
    More cowbell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutash View Post
    Nice photos, that such is perrdy country. Those fish look tasty.
    And you doubt me on my choice of MT over the Ventura area...haha

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