Monday, July 28, 2008
I like to hike inot this stream for the day. It has about three to four miles of fishable water. I will usually pack in some tin-foil and make a small fire and cook two of these trout for lunch.
I usually only make one or two trips in during the summer. I think I'll go in and try it this fall too.
Monday, July 21, 2008
This is the creek I fished to complete my assignment to fish the smallest possible creek and catch some fish. I could literally step over it in some places. There were also overflows from beaver dams that had water in them, as one of the pictures will show. I'm sure the beaver use them as travelways to and from the trees. I caught a cutthroat in one of them too.
Overall, I had a great time on this little water and was fishing by sound and feel in some of the corner pools and undercut banks. I'll try to post more on the adventure when I get time.
I found one and caught this brown trout on a Twisted Foam Hopper. In fact, all the trout I caught were on the hopper.
It was a neat little creek with lots of skittish browns and cutthroat.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I've been fishing the Blacksmith Fork and it's tributaries, and have been catching my share of 8 to 14 inch trout. The tributaries have been fun with larger dry flies. I've been slinging a size 12 Looped Foam Cicada: black body with an orange, red, or green head. The trout seem to jump right on it. Of course, they may just jump on anything that hits the water. They don't seem to picky on patterns. Stealth is the key to success---along with a good presentation.
I talked with some Utah Division of Wildlife Resource employees last week and they mentioned that the snakes (rattlers) are out and about. I saw a dead one on the road towards the mouth of the canyon and saw a fly fisherman carrying a shed skin up from the bank of the river. Watch your step and where you place your hand when climbing around.
I'm hoping to hit it hard now. I'll try to get pictures to go with the adventures.