A good friend and I were able to make our second trip inside the Bob Marshall Wilderness. All the trail heads except one; were closed after a day of us entering. There was was 3 forest fires burning in the area. Made for some smoky skies/air, it did not have an effect on our fishing. We caught a ton of fish.
We set up our camp at the confluence of Gordons Creek and the South fork of the Flathead, our home for 4 days.
Some of the views while fishing the South Fork, the background scenery is mostly clouded by the smoke. But this smoky scenery is better than most rivers best scenery!
We averaged about 30 fish per day, the Westslope trout are hardy fish and put up one of the best fight you can find in a cutthroat. The river was running low from the lack of snow pack this past winter. It was still bone chilling cold with lots of fishy pools. The one great thing about the 4 days of fishing the river is; we never seen even one person ANYWHERE!
Some of the Westslope I caught.
The last day we fished the Bitteroot river outside of Missoula.
A couple of Brown Trout from the river.
Fall fishing is next in store for 2015!!