July 16, 2010

More Hogs On The Weber

I made my first trip to the Weber since the spring run-off to see how the fishing would be. I have never fished the Weber this time of year and didn't really know what to expect. The weather was sunny and really hot. I started out fishing early in the morning and the Weber was good to me today. I landed 15 fish with 5 over 20" including the biggest cutthroat I've ever caught on this river. I landed him and hurried and got the camera ready and was ready for the picture but the fish had other plans. I dipped him in the water right before the picture and the fish wiggled out of my hands and was gone! It measured out at 21 inches and is compareable to the second picture down for body size. It's days like this that keep me addicted to fishing.

22" Brute which was the first and biggest catch on the day.

16" Cut

Utah Suckers soaking up some sun. The one at the top right was huge!

July 10, 2010

The High Uintas, UT

Every year I go on a hike with my brothers for a week of Alpine fishing and this year we went to the High Uintas in Utah. We hiked 30 miles in 3 days and the fishing was fast and furious. We had great weather the whole time we were there and these trips are some of my favorites because I get to hang out with my brothers. I must admit though that each year my motivation is getting less and less on the hiking part because of the lack of new species of fish to catch. We all experienced a little altitude sickness this trip as well which surprised all of us. On previous hikes we've been a lot higher and had never had problems. It really zapped my energy and I had to do things at a slower pace until my body acclimated. The pictures never give true justice of just how beautiful it is in the high country. I'm already looking forward to next years trip!

At the trail head about to start the "fun".
Entering Four Lakes Basin

14" Brook Trout; A new personal best for this species.

Dane's Lake

It doesn't get much better than this!

12" Artic Grayling on the fly.

The start of a new family.

I think this is as close as I'll get.

Provo Falls

One more moose for the road.