Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bassin'

Although I love fly fishing, I know that it isn't always the way to get big bass to bite. I particularly enjoy wacky worming for big chunks like these:

Wild Brookies, Brownies, and... Bows?

(1/30/2018- This post contains examples of very poor fish handling. Use them as an example of what not to do. Thank you, 
R.M. Lytle)

Fishing one of my favorite little creeks, I caught the wild trio: a native brookie, a wild brown, and a wild rainbow. The last on the list is very special, because very few stocked bows survive the heat of the summer in order to reproduce. unfortunately, I did lose a very large brookie in a log jam, but the trip was one of my best so far this year.



Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tigers

(1/30/2018- This post contains examples of very poor fish handling. Use it as an example of what not to do. Thank you, 
R.M. Lytle)


One of my favorite species of fish to catch happens to be the child of the brookie and the brown: the tiger trout. They are stocked in small numbers, and wild examples are exceedingly rare, but they are incredibly beautiful and hard fighting trout. I caught my biggest so far on the salmon this March. That day was a fine one, with many trout coming to hand. All were caught on a black beadhead hare's ear.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Big Bows on the Salmon

With the recent rains, the Salmon river has returned to its cold state, and the rainbows are becoming the easiest trout to catch. I have had luck with big hairs ears near the bottom, but I caught one little wild bow and hooked a brookie in Flatbrook. The biggest Rainbow caught was 15in. I know for sure there are plenty bigger, so get out there and try it before its too hot!