Made it out of the searing Las Vegas heat for a couple of days to enjoy the cooler temperatures in the Boulder mountains. The most exciting part for me about the Boulder Mountains is; just finding a remote lake that might get fished a handful of times every year. After a driving Polaris Razor for about 1hr from camp, then another 25 mins to go 4 miles on a rugged side road that lead me to a fantastic lake!
A view of the lake!
This area of the Boulders is not known for trophy fish, but there was some good sized hard fighting fish in this lake!
Brooks and Cutthroat trout with and enjoyable view all day long!
Spent a few days in Utah, fishing, exploring and relaxing. Actually it was in that order, so mainly the first two were accomplished. I managed to catch every type of species in all the creeks/lakes that I fished. The only one I didn't land this time was a Tiger Trout. The lakes held grayling, Brook, and Bonneville Cutthroat. The creeks were browns & rainbows. The weather was great and the fishing was better!
Hope everyone enjoys there Memorial day with family and friends!
Now that spring is upon us, some of us that live in the desert enjoy desert sports along with fly fishing. The winter time is when, I put down the fly rod and strap on a helmet! I feel lucky to be able to enjoy both very different settings!
Dune season comes to an end, another season opens!
Spent 3 days in Southern Utah enjoying nice weather and great fishing!
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!
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!
The rest of the fish we anywhere from 12" to 17" range, Westslope Cutts, Cut-bows & Rainbows
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.
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!