Friday, April 15, 2011

Jonesn' For a Fix







It feels as thought it's been months since i got out, but it hasn't. i have been jonesn' to throw streamers for quit awhile but run-off came way early. run-off is still running ramped through utah so the fishing has really taken a back seat. the water was still real high today and off color but i had to give it a shot. not much chance of crossing anywhere so i didn't get to fish a lot of that i would've liked and what spots were fishable were few and far between. i did manage to net 3, including one that got the shit kicked out of it by something, and i moved a few more fish that just wouldn't commit. in a tree over hanging the river someone had lost their flies and apparently while the fly was dangling there an un-suspecting bird thought it look like a tasty treat and could not let go of the hook. first time i've seen a bird hanging by a fly. it felt really good to be walking around in my waders and boots again slinging meat.

4 comments:

AZWanderings said...

Couple of amazing pictures. Between the bird on the line and the fish missing half a tail, it looks like quite an interesting day. Nice work.

Ben

Pat said...

Damn those bigger fish are hungry. I need bigger patterns. haha

mike doughty said...

ben- thanks

pat-the fish weren't big, the biggest bout 17"

Sanders said...

Looked like a good day despite run-off. Glad you were able to getout!