Randy sight fished this guy with a midge. I fell in the river.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
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.
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.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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
Monday, November 17, 2008
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
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.
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
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
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.