Thursday, November 20, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
It was supposed to be BIG FISH FRIDAY, but we got out the door late and had to change our destination. We decided to hit the old standby Strawberry. It was unusually slow so we did not stay too long. I did manage to get a few on Stout’s version of Larry T's wiggle bug.
On the way home we hit the MP, it was teaming with chunky little fall spawn rainbows. Throw in a brown here and there and it equaled a fun day on the water.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I woke up very early to hit Bear Lake with Brent. Brent is the scientist and he puts in a lot of time and study into finding out how to catch these things with the fly rod. It is safe to say that he has it figured out. Halloween morning was slow and this was the only Mac caught.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Had some work out East so I hit my second favorite stream for an hour on the way home. Still a lot of water coming out, I had to break out the old school Gremlin sinkers to get the nymph down to the right depth. Had some very nice fish, I should have brought a net.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I have been thinking about it all summer, so I just decided to go and hit my favorite stream, work could wait. This was the place where my Grandpa taught me to fly fish. It was a beautiful day; the fish were taking hoppers and caddis, no other anglers in sight. It was just me and my Colorado River Cutts.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Since the boys start school next week I thought that we should get out to the Unitas for an over-nighter. The weather was wonderful and the night was brisk. The fishing was fast for multiple small species. I even managed to get a couple of Grayling. For the boys the highlight of the trip was playing on the Island in Washington Lake. (They also loved burning sticks in the fire and the catching the Garter Snake)
Friday, July 25, 2008
Took the scouts to King Fisher Island Mid July. We had emerald glass for the wake boards and beautiful sandstone cliffs to jump from. The rope swing was a blast (pictures to come). Of course the best part of the trip was the extra fast fly fishing for Small Mouth Bass. It was insane. I was too busy fishing and releasing to take many pictures. Most of the fish were stuffed with crayfish. The last night on the Island I fished alone at dusk. The bats were out in force and feeding on small mayfly. Whenever the bats would skim the water the bass would rise and try to take the bats. I did not have any bat imitations so I put on the mouse and brought a few in. I can't wait for next year.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
My boys have been asking to go fly-fishing so we hit the local man made lake. Bluegill, Bass and Green sunfish were out in full force. The gills were guarding their beds and for a while we just sat and watched them chase each other around. Bass were cruising the shoreline and destroying the damsels.
Friday, June 27, 2008
The week started off rough with an unexpected visit from corporate big wigs. Somewhere some executive decided our Idaho and Utah offices were just too expensive to maintain so they shut down the offices. I guess that I should not complain and be thankful that I still have a job. To relieve some tension I headed down south with JD and rumor of careless trout chasing huge bugs on top. Destination reached, first step out of the car and all I could hear were the high pitched cicada squeaks. I was even more delighted to see various stoneflies hovering about.
Highlight of the trip was a huge brown that slurped my stimi. Unfortunately without a net and in the excitement JD tried to cut off the beast before it ran into the fast water. The result was the fish breaking off and the dropper embedded into the hand of JD. After some amateur surgery it was once again time to fish. Yada yada yada, it was a great way to end the week.