Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Taylor River

After a couple of successful trips to the Lake Fork, my friends and I decided to change it up and drive over to the Taylor River.  We got up by 3:30 a.m. so we could be at the river before 7 a.m to stake a claim to the best spots.

Mitchell started off an amazing day of fishing with a 20-inch rainbow at 7 a.m., and by the time we left late that afternoon, we had landed 58 fish between the four of us--with four of those fish measuring at least 20 inches.

Sunrise over the Taylor

First fish of the day--not a bad start

Mitchell with a nice cutthroat

Close up of the cutthroat

A solid, very pretty rainbow

A bigger rainbow

Up close

Big horn sheep were coming down the cliffs (trust me, they are in this picture)

Can you spot the bighorn sheep in them middle of this frame?

Peter with a beautiful rainbow

Peter with a nice brown

Kevin with a beast of a rainbow; we landed this guy after an epic battle

Nice rainbow

This rainbow had very few spots compared to the others we caught

50% brown trout, 50% snake, 50% eel

20-inch rainbow

21-inch rainbow

Double Rainbow

The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is at Wal-Mart?

Sunset on the drive back

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pulling Big Fish From Revenge Run

Kevin, Mitchell, Peter, and I got some time on our favorite stretch of water near Lake City: Revenge Run.  And the fishing did not disappoint!

Two fish on!

There's snow on the mountain ahead (in the middle of August, no less); what started as a beautiful summer day turned shockingly cold!

Wild rainbow

Hog rainbow

Hopefully he will be even bigger next time

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fishing with Dad

My dad and I got a chance to do some fishing together on the Lake Fork, and we caught some good ones.

Found a fly box from Tailwaters on the bank--eventually tracked down the fisherman who lost it.

At dusk the fish got really active and started taking stimulators off the top.  This 20-inch brown was one of several fish feeding as night fell.

Same fish, just in better focus.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Big Fish, Little Creek

After a day chasing big fish and dealing with muddy waters, we headed to a small creek with tons of fish.  Most of the fish in the creek are on the smaller side, but there are some hogs in there--a couple of which we got to the net.

Peter and Kevin chasing trout
Peter with a big brown--huge for this creek

Peter's big brown


Really fat wild rainbow

Peter examining the fat rainbow

Bow made a break for it!

And was set free to get even bigger

Another chunky rainbow.  This guy gave me quite a fight (see the video below)!