Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Keep It Snowing!


I hope Christmas found everyone in good spirits. I, unfortunately, was not able to go home for Christmas but I was able to get some good skiing in instead. The snow has been spectacular and it seems to be never ending. We did have two days of sunny, dry weather last week but other than that its been snowing nonstop. Here are a few pictures from the past week or two... video

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas


Well the fishing hasn't been any good recently but the skiing has been epic! It seems like its been snowing everyday and even though I'm only skiing a few days a week this year, everyday seems to be better than the last. Here are a few videos and pictures I've tried to take over the past week or so. Just a heads up, there may be a little profanity in the video.... I can't tell what my buddy says in the video but I might turn the volume down just in case. video

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winter Has Arrived!



It has been snowing nonstop here for the past few weeks. Jackson Hole Mountain opened 100% of its terrain on opening day for the first time ever in November this year. I guess this was to be expected since this is the first year I'll be teaching out here and not working in a ski shop. No more skiing 100 days in a year for me.
In the meantime its safe to say that the fishing is done for this season. Skiing will be the name of the game here for awhile with the exception of a few fishing travel trips here and there. I'll try and keep posting on the skiing in the area and I'll put up some pictures and video when I get the chance.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nov 14th



Well my fishing season is pretty much over. The weather in the area has taken a turn for the worse and I've put my boat into storage over in Idaho. My last weekend was spent fishing the North platte with my dad. The fishing was decent and my dad did stick a pig brown on a streamer but we ended up losing it. Bummer! I'll probably be taking a few fishing trips this winter. I'm trying to go to the british virgin islands over christmas and I might be back in baja again this spring. I'll keep the posts going over the off season and I'll throw up some ski pictures. I hope you all have a good holiday season coming up here and enjoy the time with your families.

Friday, October 29, 2010

October 29th




Weather in the area has taken a turn for the worst here in the past week or so. We had a serious winter storm roll through this past week that deposited 48inches of snow in the tetons. Despite this weather, fishing has continued to be good when the weather is right. Recent trips to the south fork have been decent, with only a few fish being caught but the average size being excellent and many of the fish still eating dry flies. Here are some pics from the past week or so.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Good Fishing Gear


I've got some buddies who have recently started a fly fishing company that you guys might be interested in. The company is called Cheeky Fly Fishing and they're soon to release a great looking large arbor fly reel. These guys have spent a ton of time designing this reel and I'm excited to see the finished product. Check out their website at www.cheekyflyfishing.com and see what ya think.

Fishing with dad



I spent the weekend of October 9th fishing with my dad. He drove up and we did some fishing in the jackson area. The weather was rainy and nasty on saturday but the fishing was pretty good with a solid baetis hatch coming off. Most fish came on nymphs but a number of the fish ate smaller dry flies in the riffles. The second day was sunny and beautiful with the fishing being excellent early in the day and a little slower later in the day. The fish were eating dries but were tucked amazingly far up into cover. We did manage some good fish on baetis and hopper patterns though. It was a great trip overall and it was nice to do some fishing with my dad.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Great Fall Weather





The weather has been wonderful up here recently. I found a new place to fish over this past week... it doesn't have many fish but it does have some really big fish. Greg, Brad, and I spent two days over there and caught some pigs. The big rainbow in the picture weighed in at 5.5 pounds and wasn't even the biggest fish we caught. Greg managed to catch the biggest cutthroat trout I've ever seen but dropped it as we were getting ready to take some pictures. I didn't get accurate measurements but on the net measurements it looked like about 27 inches and extremely fat. It was all streamer fishing but there were some decent hatches of baetis and tricos around midday. I hope you are all enjoying the great fall weather where ever you are.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

9/23





Fishing has been fantastic up here recently. The fall bugs are rally starting to come out and they're dropping the water levels toward their winter flows. This tends to concentrate the fish and can make for some great days. I've had a number of good days on the snake with clients the past couple of weekends and we've done well both days with a good number of large cutties being caught, almost entirely on dries. I Did have a day with some buddies over on the south fork this past weekend and it was good fishing. They changed the water on us that day so there was a pretty good lull in the midday fishing but the morning and evening was very good with all of our fish being caught on small dry flies. Here are a few pictures from the past few weeks...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall is here




Fall has officially reached the valley! Nightime lows have been dipping into the lower thirties and upper twenties every night, but the daytime highs have still been very pleasent with temps in the 70's most days. This cold weather snap has really usherd in the fall hatches and has kicked the dry fly fishing into full swing. We've got great hatches of september stones, mahogany duns, and snake drakes this time of year. Our fishing tends to be best midday but we do pickup some good fish early in the morning.
Here are a few pictures my dad sent me recently... one is of a 10.4lb rainbow he caught in colorado over the weekend. He caught this fish on a size 16 ant in a pond a few hours from boulder. I'm very proud of him because he normally loses all the big trout he hooks. He finally got a big one after all the years we've spent hooking and losing big fish. The other pictures are from my dad of the forest fire near Boulder, CO. This fire is getting pretty large and has made for some pretty impressive photos. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Big News




I just recently accepted a job with the Teton County School District as a special education paraprofessional. This means that as of August 25th I will be unavailable to guide during the week, but will still be available on weekends. I'm very excited about this new job position but I still love guiding and plan to continue to guide during the summers. I've spent the past few days guiding and doing some fishing on my own. The fishing continues to be excellent and should continue this way for a long time to come. Here are a few pictures from a day on the south fork with some buddies...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Day Off




Here are a few pictures from a day off that I had recently. A buddy and I just did a quick little fishing trip here in the valley and caught alot of nice cutties rising to PMD's and some eating PMD nymphs right below the surface. With the current temperatures , Fall should be coming to the valley soon and this should kick of some great stonefly and mahogany hatches.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

8/15





Fishing has continued to be excellent this past week. The bite has turned into more of a morning bite with it tapering off a little bit in the late afternoon. This may change though with a recent cold snap we've experienced. I've been guiding primarily on the snake in the park and most of our fish have been coming on a variety of dry flies. Very little nymphing this time of year. I'll be on the South Fork tomorrow so I'll let you know how that goes. Here are a few pictures from the past week.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

8/8



Fishing continues to be excellent on the snake and the south fork. The snake in the park has be fantastic recently with lots of nice fish being caught, usually on big dry flies. Sorry to make the report short but I've got a trip in the morning. Here are a few pictures from the past few days...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August




Well fishing on the snake is really picking up, the south fork is slowing down a little bit, and a number of our other rivers are fishing well. The snake in the national park seems to be the place to be right. The big fish are showing up with increasing frequency and the dry fly fishing has been excellent. I did have a trip on the south fork on Aug 2nd and it was good but just not up to the level that it was in mid july. The pmd's were still around but not in full force. Here are a few pictures from the past week.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Flat Creek Opener


Check out this pig that my client Bob Barone caught on a big dry fly on the opening day of flat creek. The fish weighed 4.25 pounds and was somewhere around 22 inches. This was the biggest of the day but we did stick a number of other good fish in addition to this one.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Big fish


Check out this pig my buddy caught... It was 27 inches long and ate a big foam dry fly in a nice little Wyoming river. He caught this same fish back in march but it wasn't nearly as fat and healthy.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

7/25





Fishing has been very hot recently. The South Fork is on fire but very crowded, the Green has been fishing well very early but has been heating up later in the day, and the Snake has been excellent for lots of smaller fish with a few large fish mixed in. Yesterday I fished the south fork with Ryan Richardson and we had an excellent day with very large numbers of good fish being caught on both dries and nymphs in the riffles. Here are a few photos from that day. The other photo is of a father son double (Steve and Bradely Rowe) on the snake in the national park. The guys kept track that day and i think they landed something like 44 or 47 trout with most in the 8-12 inch range but a few around 14in and one about 16in.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Client Photos




I just got some pictures sent to me by my clients. Oliver is the young guy in the photos and is very new to fishing. He did a great job while he was out here and is destined to be a great fly fisherman.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

July 18th




Fishing has been great recently. The Snake is fishing excellent on dry flies and the South Fork has fished well on nymphs early then dry flies later in the day. The Green has been alright recently but the water temps are getting pretty high later in the day. Fishing there has been shutting down usually around two in the afternoon but it can be good early. We've had a lot of yellow sallies, drakes, and PMDs around. The golden stones are just getting started and are coming on pretty heavily on the Snake.
I've been fortunate to have some really good clients recently. Lots of good fisherman and, even more importantly, good company. These pictures are of clients from the Green and South Fork this past week.