October 28, 2010

Late Season Action.

Rob and I met up this morning to go try our luck on the Weber River. We drove up the canyon to his property and were greeted by a fantastic sunrise and a 27 degree chill. The brown trout are currently spawning and in my opinion, this is the best time of year to fish this river. Not only does it give you the best chance at landing some of the monster browns that this river holds, The fish are also the most colorful during the spawn which make for some great photo opportunities. The river was high for this time of year and the fishing was slower than we were expecting, maybe due to the recent storms we've had. In years past it's been gang busters during the spawn. We both started out landing a few small cuts. Rob was using flies and I used jigs. We hit hole after hole with minimum success. As the day heated up, so did the fishing. I don't know if that was connected by ether way we liked it. We started getting into the browns at this point and we ended up with a few nice fish going up to 20 inches in length. We saw a few really nice browns on beds which was cool to see. I was hoping for faster action but still had a great time and I will definitely be back on the river shortly to continue my search for that monster brown.


Rob's first brown of the day.
Close up of my fish in the picture below. Great shot Rob!

My biggest of the day. I love the hook jaw!

Robs Biggest of the day.

A red fox soaking up the morning rays.

2 comments:

  1. Those are some beautiful Brown's for this time of year. Hope you can get the time to get another opportunity soon. I would enjoy reading your updated post.

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  2. Good looking fish. And the Weber looks great.
    Well done.
    Cheers

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