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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November Creek Action ....

With the weather being unseasonably warm yet, I went up the canyon for a little creek action. A little snow still on the ground from a week ago:

I followed the board walk finding several nice pools and riffs:

My equipment choice today was the Orvis 7' 4 weight full flex four piece "Trout Bum" coupled with the CFO reel and Sharkskin "TROUT" WF4. with a 6' furled leader. Haresear in a #14 was the ticket.

Bit chilly on the hands, and a quick reminder WHAT time of year it is but definately a great day to be on the water !!!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

October at Nelle'

In late October I met up with some fellow tubers at Jordanelle. It took awhile to find them however, as there was a nice layer of fog hanging right on top the water. Since their cars were there I knew they were there. I knew they were there because their cars were there.

The fog slowly dissipated leaving nice calm water.

The water was filled with the fall moss and it was pretty thick in spots.

The moss didn't seem to affect the fishing much though. I had a nice 16 fish landed day with sizes ranging from 16" to 19"

Fly of choice was Bill Schiess's Mighty Mouse (in fishes mouth) and Kelly Galloup's BROWN Egg Sucking Sculpin' in a #4.

All fish were quickly and safely released back into the water.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Henry's Trip 2009

Time once again for the 2009 Henry's Lake week of fishing. Got our little but cozy trailer rigged up with a receiver to pull the boat trailer. Pulled very nice and 13 miles per gallon all up hill.

We arrived at the Red Rock R.V. Campground around noon Saturday the 19th of Sept. Wind was blowing and we were told a cold front would be moving through for the next couple of days. Wind put white caps on the water and stirred the shallow bottom ........

........ so we hung around camp for most the day.

We went and hit the rivers for the next couple of days due to the wind.

Sunday and Monday morning we were able to get an hour or two before the wind picked up again.

They were hitting on Hot Chocolate, Lynn Scott Softhackle Halloween, and the Henry's Lake Renegade by B.S. Flies. Also the Denny Rickards Seal Bugger.

Poky-Mon had to leave us Tuesday morning so we fished the morning and then headed to Yellowstone for a little shopping.

Wednesday morning we hit the lake at it looked like this:

Beautiful, but ....WE NEED A RIPPLE!

Fishing was fair ......

Sunsets were fantastic ........

The next three days were pretty much the same, but we were able to fish longer and not as beat up without the wind.

Baxter got into it as well ........

Some big fish ......

Ran into some friends on Saturday; Ed, Mike, Lynn Scott and Shelly ......

And Shelly made the day with this beauty:

Went back to camp and got a good night sleep. Got up Sunday morning, tore down camp and headed home. Week was definitely tooooooo short.
All fish were handle quickly and carefully for another day.

Every year we stay at Red Rock RV Campground.

Full hookups, laundry room, showers. Wi-Fi, great people- many thanks to Gordon and the gang.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Four Cast Four - Species Day on the Upper Provo/Unitas waters..

Ive been reading a lot locally about catching the Grayling and the upper Provo/Unitas area. This got me to thinking about hitting it this weekend.

With fishing gear and my annual pass in hand we set off to do some fishing.
We did not take our waders or tubes so fishing the river banks was the plan of the day.

We get up to Washington and hubby said let's go. We had Baxter with us and I knew he was going to love all these trees.

It seemed like it took an eternity to get there. The walking seemed to go on forever....I WANNA FISH!!! Don't get me wrong, I loved the walking through the trees and all that, it's just...I WANNA FISH!!!!

I was getting cranky and really anxious to be on the water doing some FISHING! To top it all off, I had my bamboo and my 10' TFO (thinking it would be a nice edge on the shore fishing.) in hand while walking through the forest. At one point I look up and the top section of the TFO is gone. Let me tell you one thing for sure…. NO ONE WANTS TO BE AROUND ME AT THIS POINT!!!! . To keep themselves safe from harm hubby and Baxter backtracked and found it.

Well now we are dealing with COLD! and wind in the face. I was not quite dressed for the 8,000 foot more or less elevation.I decided to give it my best and calm down.

I tied on a big dry like a Tarantula. Rolled it on out there and a couple of good slams on it but no hookups. So I attached a 20" dropper with a fly tied by Lance called "THE GUN SLINGER". Rolled it on out and BAM .… on the Gun Slinger I get a ….


Rolled it out again and BAM! ... again on the Gun Slinger I get a..


As I roll it out again Im thinking.. thirds times a charm and then BAM!...the GUN SLINGER comes thru again with ....


Okay, I am a little freaked about now and thinking what a killer fly this gun slinger is. I cast out again, this is my forth cast with the nymph.....BAM!! … I hook a ….


CRAZY!!!! I caught more rainbow and brookies but had to time it between wind gusts. even got this brookie on thebig old dry fuzzy ....

Besides being very cold and wind in the turned out to be a pretty great day….. FOUR CASTS …. FOUR SPECIES !!!!

Baxter loved many trees and so little him...

Hubby and Baxster leading the way....

Monday, August 3, 2009

Utah Pioneer Day Weekend fishing getaway....

Here in Utah and parts of Idaho, the 24th of July is a holiday (Pioneer Day) So with a three day weekend, we headed North. Had mixed weather, with Rain, Big wind storms, and Hot muggy days all rolled into three fantastic fishing days.

Storm rolling in:

Check out the BIG FISH cloud!

Species? KAMLOOP!!!! Best fighting TROUT out there. First off, what are they eating?

Okay Chironomids!

And Damsel Nymphs:


Even Baxter bonded with the fish:

Oh and Mother Nature was at her best: