Saturday, March 27, 2010

Middle Provo and the big BURK!

After hitting my favorite spot on the Lower Provo, I went and hit my favorite spot on the middle today. I caught a lot of smaller browns and two 12-13 inch rainbows. After getting sick of catching smaller fish, I went and explored the burkemshaw(spelling??) There was a good hole and I caught lots of fish, and even one brown that surprised me. They were absolutely nailing the purple wooly bugger and I had lots of fun. Here are a couple of pics I took while there.

This here fishy was caught by a Derek Kohler creation "copper kohler bugger". Not only were the fish eating this fly, but they were coming out of their way to snatch this fly. It provided good entertainment for me and my brother Brad.

Days to Remember - March 25, 2010

March has been one of my favorite times to hit the Provo. Once the blue wings start coming off, the fish seem to crawl out of where ever the heck they like to hide in the winter and start eating. I decided to hit my favorite spot on the lower provo, of which I can't disclose, and it was amazing! I had once heard a guy say he had caught 50+ fish in one day, and I just kinda laughed because I didn't think it was possible.....
I was wrong. I fished for about 4-5 hours and I easily caught 50+ fish, and it could have been more had I landed all of them. I was happy to see fish everywhere! They were active and feeding, and it paid off to have the right fly......thee OLIVE BRASSIE. I even landed about a 18-19 inch rainbow that was hard to get in my net. I also landed my first double!! I was quite surprised as I was fishing a hole, and 2 fish came rolling out and fighting. I wasn't able to take the picture until I finally got them both in my net, but it was pretty cool. Enjoy the pictures, and Gilbert, tie up some olive brassies and use them and you too, will have a day to remember!!!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fish Creek-Early March '10

With how warm the spring has been, I really wanted to get out to fish creek and check out this year's flows there. I even convinced my brother Brad to go with me, despite me worrying about the outflow from the dam. We got there and I was excited to see at least some water coming out of the dam, but it wasn't enough and fishing was fairly difficult. We did manage to pull a few out and still had some fun. We saw a lot of wildlife. Deer, elk, bald eagles, golden eagle(look to pic below, I tried to take pic of it but it flew away before I got a really good pic of it), and lots of ducks. There was also a lot of snow on the ground still. We kinda had a hard time getting downstream to go fishing trying to get through the snow. Snow shoes would have been a big help!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Late Winter FISHING!!!!

Late winter has provided some pretty darn good fishing despite the cold weather. I have fished both the Lower Provo and the Middle Provo, of which I have caught some pretty good browns. I also took a trip to the South Fork of the snake river in early February with Gilbert and a Devin Olsen. We got there and we were lucky enough for it to be beautiful weather, and the fishing was even better. We caught lots of whitefish and even threw in some nice lookin cutts.
Late Winter has also brought me a new way of fishing....the new and only way to nymph. Gilbert had been using this method of czech nymphing with a french style leader setup and I finally jumped on board. The first real time I used it was at south fork and it worked out great for me. In fact, towards the end of the day, we found this long deep stretch of water and we ended up staying there for a good hour catching whitefish. We had to end for two reasons. First, it was starting to get late so we had to start making our way back to car, and second because my arm was so darn tired of pulling in fish. The olive opa worked magic. I am still getting used to this style of nymphing but I am looking foward to learning this way of fishing and catching lots of fish as the warm season is quickly approaching us.

This was my first fish of the day. I had to try my new colored opa and on my fourth of fifth cast, I caught this beauty! The lavender opa is one of new favorites considering it caught a couple other nice fish this day!

This rainbow on the middle took the famous rowley stone!

Gilberts nice Cutt on South Fork

There were midges everywhere and all day on the Lower Provo!

This was probably the best lookin cutt of the day at South Fork and Devin caught it.