Wednesday, December 31, 2008

COLD day, HOT fishing!!!

Well we couldn't resist it any longer, we had to hit Weber, regardless of the temps, and it payed off BIG. I think we caught 10 fish in about 45 minutes. Most of the fish were browns, with a few cutts in the mix. And the flies of choice were larger Pheasant tails and and smaller (size 18) midge patterns in white, both larvae, and emergers. My favorite was a little white emerger with a flash tail and flash loop wing, with a clear bead. The midge larvae were similar, just no tail or wing case. With the cold weather they seem to like these. I call them ice midges. Ken did well with similar stuff. But I really think they'll eat about anything presented right. I think another key to fishing right now is finding a nice deep hole where the fish will be stacked in for the winter. Thanks Johhny, for freezing your butt off and taking pictures while we slayed 'em.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

24 inch Weber cutt

Pulled this nice cutty out of the weber today, nice. Took a size 20 white lightning midge

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

new bug, nice fish

tied up a new bug and landed some nice fish today. only fished for an hour and took 5 fish, 2 browns 3 cutts

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Some new Bugs

Here also is another pic of that tiger randy caught, i actually called the set so i get a little credit.

i also tied up some new aquatic worm patterns,( i hope they work). And a few black beauties and some mercury midge knock offs. Just a little FYI, youcan click on pics to enlarge and see detail.

I also tied up a few of the articulated, cant wait to slayem on em.

Articulated sculpin

Here's a picture of the articulated sculpin pattern that my buddy Matt Guymon came up with. This bad boy is awesome, it really draws em out. Matt's been using it alot lately, and hasn't really caught a fish under 18". Below are a few patterns that I've been tyeing myself, except for the black. I found that along with some others on the river the other day, lucky me.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Streamers Baby!

Today was awesome, we went out with a new friend, Matt Guymon, who taught us the ropes when it comes to streamer fishing. He has a pattern he's been working on for awhile thats been tearing up the browns. We had fun watching them chase us, while we tried to coax them into hitting. We had some real bruisers trail these big articulated streamers. I did manage to get a nice tiger trout and Matt nailed some nice browns, but the biggest fish were just a little leary of smacking em. I think they're just beat down and tired from the spawn. It wasn't a high fish number day, but it was definitely a learning day. Thanks Matt for your lessons, it's much appreciated. I cant wait till these fish get fiesty again!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Provo Brown

Randy sight fished this guy with a midge. I fell in the river.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Utah At Last

Work called last week on Thursday seeing if I could be in Salt Lake Friday. I dropped everything in Arizona and packed the fishing gear. A couple of buddies and I hit some water Friday afternoon that I have been scoping out on Google Earth. We caught about 20 fish between the three of us and about 10 more hooked in 3 hours. It was a lot of fun, though challenging terrain.

Northwest Arizona, Silver Creek

Unfortunately the trip I was planning to the Green fell through. Luckily I was able to hit a spring creek here in Arizona. Here are a few pictures. I was mostly interested in catching an Apache Trout, which is native to Arizona. It was too bad that rainbows got in the way, but finally I ended the day with a few Apaches.

Stupid Rainbow hit my hopper. I threw it back in disgust waiting for an Apache

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Look What the WEBER gave up tonight.

My biggest fish on the fly rod to date. he must have jumped 3 feet out of the water during the fight. I was so pumped, i fished this hole for three days, i knew he was there ,and i bet there is still a bigger one in there. sweet!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Well this week we fished the Weber heavy, i picked up a few spawners with black buggers early in the week. Randy and i also got into some really nice fish in a hole a little lower on the river. We caught browns, tigers, cutbows, cuts, and whitefish of coarse. picked a lot of fish up on midges and egg patterns this week.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

This is a beautiful kamloop I caught on Henrys fork oct. 2008. Thanks for the pic Ken.
Here is a monster trout up at big springs from our trip to the madison in october. He's a beauty.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Strawberry on the kick boats

We headed to Strawberry on Friday with the kick boats to try and catch some of those big cutts. We had some good success, but the wind started kicking up and we had to cut it short and head down the canyon to the Provo . But we did manage to catch a couple good ones. Ken hooked up to 4 fish and we got a picture of this one, He's got some length but he's a skinny bugger. The others were better we just didnt get any pictures. My fish was the only one I got, but it was a dandy.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The browns are getting fiesty!

Our buddy John from Syracuse was up above Pineview for work and decided to stop and slay some trout. 30 minutes later he had a 24", and this BIG 28" brown to show for it. Looks like we'll be making a trip up there before the fish move back out. Oh yeah, I caught both fish with a zonker.

Lower Provo giving up some BIG rainbows!

Last Saturday on the Provo was again, well spent time. As normal the zebra midges were producing some nice fish. I caught this BIG FAT 21" rainbow with a black on black zebra midge and Ken did well with a gray one. I was finally able to get one of the big boys to the net, and we both had possibly bigger fish than this one that spit the hook, Ken had a huge brown, and me with another rainbow. The browns are definitely spawning now, so we'll have to get back up there soon and slay some monsters on streamers.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Nymphin the Lower Provo

So we had monday morning free and took advantage of that to hit the lower Provo for some fishing. We had what we consider the best day we've ever had on the Provo. Although we didn't get a ton of pics, we did catch quite a few fish. But the best fish we're the ones that got away. We lost between both of us probably 10 fish. Ken had one 20 plus rainbow, and I had a couple 20 inchers, but as luck would have it they kept spitin our midge out. Needless to say I was getting a little ticked.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Thanks for the Blog

This is a great idea and I am happy to be aboard. I am living in Arizona at the moment, but I make quarterly fishing trips around the country and even get some time to fish for Arizona Bonefish every so often. This year I have fished the Provo, Green, and Madison, but also a few nasty places for big fish in Arizona, see below. I lived in Salt Lake for about ten years and West Yellowstone for two summers. I love to slay trout and other species.
I am hitting the Green in eleven days, yes I am counting down, so I will post when I get back.
Thanks again and hope to see more from you lucky people living in the middle of incredible rivers, you are seriously lucky.

Arrowhead Golf Course Carp

Madison Brown

My Pops

Madison Rainbow

Keeper of the Year

Friday, October 31, 2008

The Prove and Weber in late october

The Provo 2 days before Halloween, we think the Browns are getting aggressive and ready to spawn because we snagged 3 as if they came and hit it out of anger. We also caught a few nice rainbows on black zebra midges dropped from worms and scuds. we also hit the Weber later that day and caught a load of white fish. randy pulled a really nice brown out of the weber on a black zebra, its the go to bug right now.