Tuesday, May 12, 2015
May is a great time of year in our area. There are so many different fun things to do and the weather can feel like summer. Some buddies and I have spent some time hunting elk sheds and collecting morel mushrooms in the area. I've been fortunate enough to find a few nice elk sheds and tons of morels this year. In one day, a buddy and I managed to collect 21lbs 5oz of morel mushrooms, a personal best for me. If you've never tried these mushrooms you're doing yourself an injustice. They are incredible whether sauteed alone or paired with elk or beef steaks. As far as the fishing goes, Jackson lake has been spectacular. The ice just recently came off of the lake and we've been crushing Macks since then. These Mackinaw trout will eat both flies and lures with bright colored flies and lures in the 3-5 inch range tending to be the best. These fish are really shallow at the moment and we've been able to sight fish to them in 2-6ft of water. Its kinda like flats fishing in a large, cold, northern Wyoming lake.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Fishing has been absolutely fantastic the past few weeks. I've had a couple good trips recently with excellent fishing. My last one was with a fellow guide, Josh Gallivan. If you haven't checked out his website I would highly recommend you take a look at it. This guy is a top notch fisherman with a great personality. Josh is someone who I trust enough to many of my overflow clients to all summer. We went on a two day, overnight camping trip and had a blast. The fishing was great with nymphing being the most productive, some solid dry fly action resulting in some large Colorado River Cutthroat, and some big fish chasing streamers. The first fish of our trip was actually a 23 inch brown trout that ate Josh's articulated streamer. On a side note, if any past clients are reading this, I would really appreciate a trip advisor review if anyone has the time to write one. Here's a link where you can post reviews, http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60491-d1818355-Reviews-or10-JH_Trout_Fly_Fishing-Jackson_Jackson_Hole_Wyoming.html#REVIEWS. If anyone has given a review an is reading this, thank you so much, every review is a a huge help to my business. Being an individual guide it is difficult to keep up with enough reviews to stay relevant compared to the larger companies with many guides. I'll try to keep the reports coming and keep everyone updated on the fishing and runoff conditions.
I was able to go fly fishing with my dad for a few days down in Key West. Unfortunately the fishing was pretty slow and we had a guide who, while he understood fish behavior, had terrible people skills and was unpleasant to fish with. We did manage a few fish including a nice barracuda and a solid tarpon.