After an hour on the stream we headed up to the lake to see what we could catch. This time we pulled out our spinning rods and went to work. It was a matter of minutes before Justing had a tiger on his panther martin and giving him a good fight. I put on a jointed rapala and so had one of my own. It was gang busters the rest of the time on the rapapla. My nephew was also able to land one. You know its a great day when you get bored of catching fish. We called it a day and headed back down the mountain.
On the way back we stopped and toook a tour of historic Fort Bridger. What an interesting place. For a history on Fort Bridger, check out http://www.wyomingtourism.org/overview/Fort-Bridger-State-Historic-Site/31823. This fort was instrumental in the successful passage of countless pioneers traveling though out the west as well as my home state. On Labor Day weekend they have a huge mountain man rendezvous. If you're ever in the area, it's definately worth a vistit.
Cutthroat trout from the stream
Tiger trout from the stream.
Justins first ever tiger trout.
Brookie from the stream.
Spirit lake tiger.
Great catch buddy!
The general store to the right and first school house in Wyoming in the background.