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Monday, September 4, 2017

BOULDER TOP UTAH

Spent my labor day exploring some lakes on the Boulder top. The weather was great, roads were rough and fishing was good. I managed to fish 3 different lakes; one of them was hike in only. 

I am not the most knowledgeable lake fisherman but the fishing in these lakes can be very finicky. Do  not expect, just because most of these lakes do not receive a lot of pressure the fishing will be outstanding. Also with hard winters a lot of the lakes winter kill. 

A few pictures of the lakes I fished.






All of the lakes produced a bend in the rod with 12" Brook Trout fairly regularly when the bite was on. I did manage quite a few 14+ fish as well. I was not able to land into any tiger trout some of these lakes hold.





Cant wait to make it back to this area! Happy Fishing everyone!

Monday, August 14, 2017

BLACKFOOT RIVER

Made it out to the Blackfoot river for 2 days of fishing. With so many fires in the area the smoke was very thick much worse than last year. This did not stop me from fishing. The weather has been warm and not any rain at all, which made the fish stop feeding after lunch. So you had to get to the water as early as possible.


The scenery is unreal floating this river....






The highlight of the trip was landing a 22" Brown, earlier in the morning I had another fish snap off 3x fluorocarbon which was frustrating but this fish made up for it.

Video of landing & releasing this nice brown trout!

https://youtu.be/1rXYJtVmvRc

https://youtu.be/RFhNfng0Zfo

The rest of the fish we anywhere from 12" to 17" range, Westslope Cutts, Cut-bows & Rainbows







Happy fishing everyone!

Monday, July 3, 2017

SOMEWHERE IN UTAH

With all the heat were experiencing here in Las Vegas; it was nice to get out of town and into the mountains. So far this year it has been hard for me to get out and do some fishing. Work, vacations, bad weather all have had a role in my decline in fishing days this year.

With a new rack on the Polaris razor, this allows us to make it up to some high country lakes; that are hard to access and also bring along the normal comforts of camping.



A couple of the lakes I fished, I did not bring the float tube on this trip, which would have made fishing much easier.



I did manage a variety of fish,cutthroat, grayling and brook.




Happy 4th of July to everyone!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

UTAH 3-18-17

With the recent warm streak in the high country, I figured it would not be a bad idea to jump in the side by side and do some exploring of some of the lakes below the Griffith Top. Most of the typical fisheries will need a couple of more weeks to fully be free of ice and be fishable. I did manage to find 1 small lake that held some Tigers/Rainbows!

Still holding about 90% ICE!


My 1st lake fish of the year!





Until next time.......

Monday, September 12, 2016

MISSOULA MONTANA

Took a weekend trip to Missoula to fish a few of the many rivers of the area. This time of the year you can wade fish almost all of the rivers. The creeks in Missoula are bigger than most rivers I am used to fishing. Standing in the Blackfoot river swinging a fly rod sure feels much more intense than the rivers I am more accustomed to fishing. Not a huge float fisherman, but the Blackfoot is on my bucket List for 2017 to float.

A few scenery pics.....





Mainly caught Rainbow & Cutbow the fish were hard fighting acrobatic leapers. Most have caught 15+ per day ( that's not including the Whitefish I caught) most fish were between 15& 17". Plenty of Bull trout chasing them to the net. 









This Cutthroat was camera shy....


Great fishing; great times!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

UTAH HIGH COUNTRY

Spent the weekend camping at some high elevation lakes. This area of Utah is becoming one of my favorite places to fish and just enjoy the weekend. Not an easy place to reach, but that makes it all the more interesting. I have yet to see another human in these parts. A good map, polaris razor and a chain saw can get you up to some great locations.

A view of one of the lakes!




The fishing was great! Especially in the afternoons, caught plenty of nice sized fish!

Below is a huge Bonneville cutthroat I managed to catch on the 1st cast of the day.


Caught several more in the 12 to 15" range.


Also some nice brook trout in these lakes.


Hopefully on labor day weekend I can explore a few more blue spots on the map.



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CODY,WY

Was able to make it out of the heat for the weekend, to fish one of my favorite rivers. The past few years the river was not fishable due to bad weather (chocolate water). This trip; I fished the same river for 3 days, the water was clear and the fishing was awesome!

Some views of the river! Great looking water & scenery!






This river has Yellowstone Cutthroat, Rainbow, Cutbow, And Brown trout. There is not to many rivers you can catch this many species in one river, not to mention the size of the fish! 

Yellowstone Cutthroat:



Brown Trout:


Rainbows & Cutbows:




These fish are hard fighting and very fun to have on the end of a fly line! I caught about 15 fish per day that was over 16 inches. Great fishing great times! The Snake river is next in the next couple of weeks!