Thursday, August 22, 2013

A crippled drake

A beautiful insect. I've been told by a fisheries biologist that it seems that mayflies have no purpose other than feeding stream residents.

Smallmouth bass trip on the Salmon River

A friend and I camped on the lower stretch of the salmon river. This time of year the trout fishing has died down and the smallmouth are hitting very well, so I target them on poppers and wolly buggers. We had some good success with larger bass, and caught plenty of fresh young fish.

A good smallmouth caught subsurface.

I caught this one on top at night.
We caught some decent largemouth too.
This is the average size that we caught, around 10in.

The Monster Chub of the Blackledge River

Recently I fished the Blackledge for trout and smallmouth and I cast a dryfly near a bank. It was sipped by a reasonable fish, which turned out to be a chub!

A wild Rainbow

(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)

I spent a short time fishing a small stream a little while ago, and among all of the scrappy salmon par I managed to discover a wild rainbow. I also caught a fair amount of brown trout.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

July-early August wild trout

(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)

sorry for the lack of posts....