Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hmmmmmmmmm



Myself, pat and scott headed for the land of fish bright and early this morning. i had checked the flows the other day and they were under 100cfs which would've worked out just fine. i tried to check the flows again this morning but the page wouldn't load for me. after the long jaunt we got there and the flows seemed more like about 600cfs. it was still fishable, although iffy, but i think with the jump in flows that recently the fish were not quite settled into what the hell was going on. i think it threw he fishing off, way off. at 11:30 with not a single fish seen or noticed, we packed up and headed back to our morning's meeting spot with the plan of doing some angling in that area. as we pulled in pat and scott decided to call it a short day, probably cause it was raining or cause the river there was high as well. i couldn't give up quite yet so i drove upstream a bit. the river had come down a tad but had colored up a tad as well. i drove up further above the res. to see how it looked coming in. much better, but private property got in the way. from the bridge looking up i had about a 50 yard window until i reached the no trespassing sign. there was one nice hole that i could fish and i managed to pull a good sized brookie out of there. of all trout, a brookie. woulda thunk it? that was the last thing i expected in that brown invested water. i was pleased with the fish and at least i didn't get skunked on the cold and rainy day.

7 comments:

Sanders said...

Great fish! Nice little steak it has hanging out of his mouth as well...

Josh Barstow said...

No offense, but that sure looks like a bull trout and not a brook trout to me. Bulls are native and endangered, cool to see them around.

mike doughty said...

josh- it's a brook. no bull trout in utah but tons of brooks.

Brett Colvin said...

Nice day saver Mike, and a brookie to boot. You must be living right.

Scott said...

Mike, stellar fish. Way to stick it out. Any chance that is a splake? Also, mind if I ask what kind of line you use to chuck streamers?

Scott

mike doughty said...

good clean living brent, that's what i always say.

mike doughty said...

scott- the line i use really depends on how i feel and the time of season. i fish a floater, sink tip and a full sink. depends on the water i'm fishing as well. for example, if i'm going to fish somewhere that allows minimal back casting room and i want to throw weighted streamers then i'm not going to use a floating line. with a floating line and long leader it sure is tough to roll cast so the full sink is my preferred choice in that situation