Monday, July 11, 2011

On Golden Pond












Only minus the goldens. intel told me that at least two of the lakes up there, including the two we hiked to had golden trout. well pond number one was full of beautiful cutts but didn't get a look at any goldens. after we fished it for awhile we hiked back up to lake number two and didn't even feel a fish let alone see any sort of gold. even a small one would've been a trophy for me but no dice. if there are truly goldens in those lakes then maybe next time i'll have better luck. the first lake did fish really well though, especially for tirko. he is a spin fisherman at heart and sometimes tries to dabble with a fly rod. this day i got schooled by him. we found one particular spot on the lake where it seemed tirko was hooking up almost every cast for quite awhile while i was trying to switch my fly but i kept having to net his fish. i think he landed 4-5 before i even got a new fly tied on. i was outfished somewhere in the vacinity of 9 to 15 or somewhere there abouts. we both lost double our catch counts. the hike was great, but exhausting. man, it is so peaceful in the mountains, i absolutely love it each time i get to get up away from the people. my wife is coming out this week and wants to do some hiking/fishing so maybe we'll head up there so i can get her, hopefully into some fast action and maybe we can run into a golden trout this time.

5 comments:

AZWanderings said...

Wow. Absolutely gorgeous fish. Sorry about the goldens but those cuts are just as pretty. Thanks for sharing...

Ben

Bigerrfish said...

Great fish.. Looks like a great day cutt huntin!

Jim Browning said...

Mike ... The areas in Montana you have been fishing are absolutely beautiful. Great post, and sweet looking cuts.

We took a look at one of your old post's about Grape Creek in CO. We made the trip to Beaver Creek instead, but hope in the next few weeks to go looking for some fun small creek fishing on Grape Creek.

Keep up the great reports

Jim
Two Guys ~ Wet Waders & Flies

mike doughty said...

i appreciate the complimants guys

Richard said...

Catching Cutts in a alpine lakes is still gold, no matter how you slice it.