Sunday, July 5, 2009

Some Sweetwater

another one falls victim to a cicada

cicada anyone

solid fish

favorite hat

a little taste of korea....soju

view of rock creek res. from the campsite

rock creek res.

gobbled the hummer stone

sweetwater river

Michelles cousins new husband has 35 acres just south of lander, wyoming. they invited us to come up for the weekend. we only spent 2 nights but had a really good time. his property overlooks rock creek res. unfortunately i was only able to get out 1 day for some fishing. we fished a close by river for a few hours and i was able to get into a handful of browns and 1 rainbow. there were some big mayflies coming off. i stuck with dries the whole time. i changed up a few times, trying to stay somewhat small but it wasn't till i threw on a size 10 hummer stone that i started to get some fish. later in the day a cicada pattern was kicking ass. this river was by far the toughest that i have ever waded. the water was deceivingly deep and had big slippery ass rocks. i have never encountered rocks so damn slippery. i thought i was going to eat it several times, but thanks to my mountain goat like feet i was able to keep standing. most of the fish were 10-12" with a couple of smaller ones and a couple in the 16" range. after we returned to camp from fishing we grilled up some steaks then headed down to the lake for fire works. i headed down a little earlier then the rest so that i could take the pontoon for a swim. i only landed 1 fish and i want to say it was a cutt but it's body was so dark i couldn't tell if it were a 'bow' or a cutt. it was a good weekend and look forward to heading up there again for some more fishing.

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