Sunday, April 26, 2009

Southern Wyoming

4/22: Headed south for a day with Greg VanGilder of New Spool Productions fame ( If you've never checked these guys out you should give them a closer look. The fishing was fair to say the best. We spent the day nymphing riffles in the gale force winds that are relatively common in this part of wyoming. We found a number of smaller rainbows in the riffles but only found one nice sized rainbow the entire day. It was a good day to relax and enjoy the sun and a few cold beverages before some nasty weather roles through the area.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Summer Weather is Here

4/18 - 4/19: Tom Getz, Brad VanGilder, and I spent the weekend enjoying some gorgeous weather and some good fishing outside the valley. The weather was sunny and in the upper 60's and low 70's for both saturday and sunday. The fishing was good on both days with the mornings and evenings being better than midday. We did get some limited dry fly action on small baetis patterns but for the most part we spent our time nymphing the riffles and some of the slow seams. We fished many different patterns but the most successful seemed to be small baetis patterns and san juan worms fished deep. Most fish were average in size but Tom did get one 23" brownie toward the end of the day sunday. I was great to get out of the valley and finally have some good summer weather.

Springtime on the Snake

4/17: Greg VanGilder and I spent an afternoon floating the Snake from Wilson to South Park today. The fishing was great on streamers throughout the day with a number of nice fish in the 12-18'' range being hooked and landed. Dry flies were also fishing well early on in the float. We fished gnats and small renegade patterns to small pods of rising fish, primarily during the first few hours of the trip. These pods of fish were easy to catch and would usually take on the first or second drift. All in all it was a great spring day with excellent weather and some great early season fishing.