Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I was fortunate to have a great fishing and camping trip with some good friends this weekend. The fish were eating well, there weren't huge numbers caught but the average size was nice and big. It was almost entirely nymph fishing but we did get just a little dry fly action toward the end of our second day. Sure enough, I missed my first good dry fly take of the year. I think I'm a little rusty. I would have loved to have fished more streamers but its tough to cover enough water when wading and fishing streamers.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
One of the companies I often work with just got a cool new website you should check out www.grandtetonflyfishing.com. These are mostly all guys from back when they were running out of the Jack Dennis shop in town. Guys like Mark Fuller, Scott Smith, Josh Gallivan, and a bunch of others. I don't have much to report on the fishing around here. We had a big trip planned for this weekend but a nasty winter storm rolled through that killed our plans. Hopefully next weekend will be the weekend and maybe I'll get out locally tomorrow. Here's a decent brown from our trip to the North Platte last weekend.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
I've had all of spring break off to fish for these past two weeks. I've spent some time down on the north platte, a few days on the south fork, and a day on the snake. Fishing was very good on all three of the rivers. On the North Platte we caught alot of fish, a few big ones, but mostly fish in the 12-15 inch range. It was pretty much all nymphing with a little streamer action here and there. The south fork has been fishing well, again with nymphs. Some days are excellent, some a little slower. Tons of whities with nice trout mixed in a regular intervals. The Snake river has been crazy recently. The fish are stacked up in the wintering holes and suspended a few feet below the surface. Once you find these spots you can catch as many fish in the 10-16inch range as you want with a few bigger fish hanging around. The video I've posted is from one of these spots on the Snake. If you watch closely, the fish that is being released goes right back into the feeding lane and begins feeding again. Copy and paste this like to see the video http://youtu.be/ntmLPbgYvik