Seeing Blue - ten

by Ashton Chatelain
(Bluffdale Utah )

Seeing Blue Part 10

The Blind Turtle Fish

Last October I was fishing with my same buddy on the same stream and in the same place. This part of the stream had a long brushy riffle before a small pool, then boulders and more pools. In a small slow section that the first huge boulder diverted from the main stream was a fish that didn't seem scared of my buddy Crew and I. We got to the point that we were practically standing on it when we realized it was blind in one eye. We didn't catch the fish, though we did get him to take a small zebra midge, he just came off the hook and I immediately snagged a tree...

I want to believe that this is the same fish. It was in the big pool directly above the giant boulder feeding where the riffle slowed down, and it is of the same blu-ish color scheme.

If it's OK with Chris I will paste the blog post about it here. It was about the time I started to think about tenkara.

http://www.hintsofemergence.com/2012/10/the-blind-turtle-fish.html

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Apr 09, 2013
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Yeah, go ahead...
by: tnitz

Keep it up. End of May will be here soon enough and when the Blue Ugly hits the water, well, you'll have some strong competition anyway.

Apr 07, 2013
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Blind Fish
by: David

Ashton. I believe you could be correct. I have the 3 trout videos from Underwater Oz. On one of the videos he filmed a trout feeding that was blind in one eye. He mentions that it was the same fish, filmed in the same area as a year earlier. That being blind didn't seem the hinder the fish from feeding well since it had grown in size the expected amount from a year earlier.

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