February 17, 2010

Back On The River

The slush monster was out in full force on the lakes so ice fishing has become more work than what it is worth. With that, Rob and I decided to hit the river for the first time this year. There was lite snow falling with next to no wind. Rob used his fly rod and I used a spinning rod to see what was working. We started fishing around 7:30 in the morning and it started out slow and continued to pick up as the day went on. By the end of the day we had landed a bunch of fish with Rob beating me in the number of fish caught. He caught Brown, cutthroat and Rainbow trout with a bunch of mountain white fish all on the fly. I stuck with my spinning rod and while I didn't have the numbers Rob did, the size of the fish I caught made up for it. I caught a fat 21 inch brown that is a new personal best for me for that species. I'm still looking for that 25 inch or bigger brown to hang on my wall. I also got to try out a new toy my wife got me for Christmas. It's a video head-cam in HD. This unit is in my opinion the best thing since the Cowboys won the super bowl! The only bad thing wasI forgot to charge it all the way and it died about 10 minutes before I hooked into the monster brown. As soon as I get good with editing and formating, I'll be able to start posting video as well as pictures of my fishing trips!

15" Brown

Some of Rob's mountain white fish.

My only mountain white fish of the day.