Chris got this really nice rainbow trout during the Green Drake hatch today. The hatch started late but the Drakes and PMDs came off in pretty good numbers by about noon.
Julie and Stacey both did well today on the East River nymphing early and throwing dry flies later in the morning. The hatches kicked in late and were spotty, but they both caught fish on dry flies during the PMD and Green Drake hatch. Thanks for a fun day ladies!
Had a really fun day with Brian and Marcella today fishing big dry flies on a small creek. It was their first day out this season and they both did great. Now they’re ready for summer!
The small creeks are really fishing well now with some very good dry fly action. This is a great time to get out there with short rods and big dry flies.
Small creek fishing has really turned on now. I headed up to the mountains yesterday to throw dry flies on one of my favorite small streams. And I met a new friend. We pretty much scared the crap out of each other on the river.
More fun on the Taylor River with Matt, Walt, and Roger. I really enjoyed it guys!
Had a fun trip on the Taylor River today with Erik, Walt, Matt, and Roger.
The small streams are in really good shape now and fishing well. Jay and I had a fun day up in the mountains yesterday. Next week should be prime time for bug action and dry fly fishing.
I spent the day up in the mountains yesterday, driving dirt roads that climb up to the snow-capped peaks where my favorite small creeks begin their long journey to the valleys below. The creek I fished is about 6 to 8 feet wide in most spots, with plenty of twists and turns where you can just hop across from one bank to the other. It’s pretty small. But the beavers have done a nice job damming up the creek in several spots, and the beaver “ponds” offer some good fishing opportunities. After some bush-whacking and crawling in the mud to get under a barbed wire fence, I came to a large beaver pond with a really nice riffle running into it. On about the third cast, my rod bent in half and my drag started screaming. After an intense battle, which took all I could to keep the fish from taking me into piles of branches and brush, I landed a beautiful 19-inch brown trout. It still amazes me that a fish can get so big in such small water. I think I can thank my friend the beaver for creating the opportunity to catch such a mighty fish in a small creek.
The best way to deal with run-off is to get high. No, I don’t mean doing drugs, legal or not. I’m talking about getting up in the high country to find clear running streams full of wild trout. This is a great time of year to get out there and hike, and see some great scenery. And the fishing can be excellent.