Sunday, November 30, 2008

Montana w/ Sanaya & Bailey

Had to take a trip off Steelheading & Sanaya wanted to go fishing , so we packed the truck & headed to Dillon, Mt. for a couple days. The Big Hole & Beaverhead were our target waters on the last 2 days of Mt.s general season. First day we woke up to light snow falling & a good dusting on the ground, but that didn't deter us! We headed up the road to lil town of Melrose to check out a few fishin holes, ICED UP! We stopped at the Salmon bridge access & Sanaya caught a nice rainbow nymphing. About an hour later, down river at Browne's bridge, I landed a nice brown. Pretty slow/cold day.
Next morning we had a little breakfast at "Granny's" & headed to the Beaverhead. We started fishing right below the dam to some "Phd" fish! Tuff fish! Headed down river to the "honey hole" and proceeded to nymph just down stream of some "Blonde"gravel. For the next 3 hours we hooked, fought, & landed many rainbows & browns in the 14-22" range. It was pretty amazing fishing! Until the next trips report,
"Here's to feelin the pull!"

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Spectacular Steelheading!

Beautiful Wild hen.

Heck of a ram.

Zac w/ a Chromer!

Dog "pointed" to this one!

Quincy w/ her 1st on a Spey rod w/ a lil help from Zac,3rd cast.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Spent the last week on the Salmon, it was best "Bite" this Fall.
Hooked fish every day, with many multiple hook ups in a day.
Once again Zac was the "hot rod" with his largest being a 31.5" 10lb beaut.
Mark & Mike fished over the weekend w/ us & did well also. Fished a day w/ Quincy & Max that was really entertaining. The dog tried to eat Quinc's fish 1st, then later in the day 1 of mine.
Well, off to the Big Hole in Mt. for a few days w/ Sanaya to catch large Browns.
report pending

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

North Fork, Idaho/Steelhead

Had another great trip to The Salmon last week w/ Mark. Fished three days & we caught 7 fish. The weather has been unusually warm & mild which has kept "the bite" good.
The video is a nice Hatchery hen.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Salmon, Idaho Steelhead

Went over to the Salmon last week with Mike & Mark. It was a great trip. We all got into Steelhead on the swing. I gave Mike his first Spey casting lesson & he was a natural. We were going over the Snap-T cast on the river left & within 6 or 7 casts Mike was into the first fish of the trip.
Next day I hooked up in the morning with a nice "Hen" @ the Wagonhammer run. I was on the opposite side of the river from the guys so I took a pic myself. Mike hooked up next , mid day in Jack's run. Excellent "Buck" that fought like a champ!

Mark was the afternoon hook up. We were in Mikie's run, @ the top & he gets a grab from a beautiful wild fish. (no pic)