Sunday, June 26, 2011

Gros Ventre

Here's a picture of a big cutthroat I caught this April up on the Gros Ventre river. This fish measured a fat 22 inches and came up out of a deep hole to eat a streamer. This is the biggest fish I think I've ever landed out of the Gros Ventre and was a good start to the season.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lake Fishing

Well its been more lake fishing so far this year. Most of our rivers are still dirty so lakes seem to have been the best options. A buddy and I went up to a lake here in the Gros Ventre range this past week. This lake is only about 40-50 miles from Jackson but takes over 1.5 hrs to get to because of the "road", if you can call it a road, conditions. When we got within about 50 yards of the lake we encountered a huge downed tree that blocked the road. We had to move some big boulders and off-road it around the tree just to get the boat in the water. After all this work we were fortunately rewarded with some good fishing. Nothing lights out, but some consistent fishing for some fat cutties in the 15-19 inch range. They all ate either scud patterns or buggers stripped within 10 ft of the surface. The word is that the South Fork is starting to fish here so I may head over and check that out tomorrow to see what's happening.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Not a whole lot of new information to report. We've had warmer weather recently but still alot of rain. Most of the rivers in the area are high and dirty but it should start to stabilize a little more shortly. I'm done working at the school on wednesday here so hopefully I'll be able to fit in a few longer fishing trips in the next few weeks. Until it starts to clear I'll be spending most of my time on the lakes.