April 9, 2010

A Few More River Trips With A Personal Best

I'm still waiting for ice off so back to the Weber river I go. I fished by myself today and started out fishing a lower section of the river. The run-off was really bad and the water clarity was aweful! It was really muddy and that made for zero hites in 2 hours of fishing. I decided to drive to a different spot hoping to get lucky and find some water that wasn't mucked up with dirt and debris and the drive payed off. I went to a spot I hadn't fished in a while and the water clarity was great for this time of year. I started fishing and it was more of the same that I expirenced earlier in the day. That is, until about a half hour later I came to a nice hole that usually doesn't let me down. And on the forth cast, WHAM! I knew I had a mamoth as the fish hit my lure. The fish repeatedly jumped out of the water tring to get free but to no avail. I landed the fish and knew I had a new personal best. I grabbed the tape and confirmed what I already thought. I beat my old best by 2 whole inches as it measured out at 23 inches, just 1 inch shy of 2 feet long! I really need to get a scale because I would really like to know the weight of this fish. Any Guesses? After a few pictures with the tripod, I watch the monster swim away so that another angler might get a chance at him too. It was more of the same the rest of the day. I landed big browns in most of the holes the rest of the day. I got a lot of video (that I haven't been able to edit and load) so I only took a few pictures. The video editing is a work in progress, I'm still figuring it out.

23" Beast. My new personal best for brown trout.

Long but skinny.

The only Cutthroat Trout of the day.
These are a few pictures from last weeks trip. I went with my friend Joe and we had a hay day catching big fish. Joe landed a 21" fat Rainbow and several 20-21" browns but all of those pictures are on his camera. As soon as I get them I will add them to the post. I landed nothing but browns on this trip. Together I'd say we caught 30-35 fish. It was one of the best days I've had on the Weber as far as numbers caught go.


  1. What a gorgeous browns!!!

    Congratulations for the catches, and also for the detailed report.

  2. Rick - Congratulations on that big Brownie! All of the fish in these pictures are stunning. Looks like you are going to have a great season.

  3. Wow, congrats on your new PB. Some great looking fish. Well done.
    Tight lines