Sunday, July 24, 2011

Creek Cutts












I hit the creek solo today. i was several miles into the drive and still wasn't sure where i was going to fish. i stopped off at a small creek and made just a handful of casts into it, didn't see anything. drove down the road some more to a creek that i've been eye balling since i arrived in montana but until recently was victim to the lengthy run-off. i fished it lower at first only moving 1 nice fish on a double bunny. i only fished a short section there before driving up river to a bridge which i parked at then walked down about a mile before fishing my way back up. i started with streamers getting into a few then switched to a sgt slaughter in cicada colors and get into a few more. at this point i couldn't decide if i wanted to drive further upstream or fish something different. after some grub i chose to stick with this creek and drove a few miles upstream. the creek took on a whole new look up there. it's much smaller with a lot of washed out trees littering the banks and water. i switched to a grumpy frumpy and started by catching either juvenile brookies or juvenile bull trout, at that age they look very similar. i was casting to this one hole and on my forward casts a small bird flew right into my loop and took the grumpy frumpy to the wing. catching a bird was a 1st for me. not only is it catch and release for bulls and cutts, but also birds. the further i walked up the bigger the fish seemed to be. i ended the day by putting on a sgt slaughter in green with yellow rib to simulate a small green hopper. the last hole that i fished i landed a nice 14" cutt that had positioned itself below an over hanging tree. as i got off the dirt road and onto the hwy there was an ambulance and fire truck crew tending to an over turned truck. over all today was a pretty good day. the weather was great and the fish action was steady.

6 comments:

Pat said...

Looks like the fishing turning in your favor there boss. Nice pics and fish as usual

Richard said...

Nice looking water. I've caught bats before, but never a bird. Crazy.

LOAH said...

Good looking cutties and that's great to get into the brookies too.

A bird? NICE! Hopefully it learned its lesson about crowding a fisherman. ;)

Bigerrfish said...

Sweet little creek... Wild story with the bird!
Caught a swallow once... The thing ate my dry on a reach cast.. the fly paused in the air and the fighter pilot got it in the beak... hit the water like a rock and barly lived..

Check email for a creek thats hot..

jabberwock said...

As hopper season comes on creeks like this become and addiction. Very nice!

mike doughty said...

thanks for thwe kind words guys. i look forward to fishing this creek again but with company this time. this creek is in heavy grizzly country so it was hard for me to relax and really enjoy myself, my head was on swivel.