Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Today was all about catching some nice fish!!
We did have to fight the elements in the afternoon, but
that didn't stop Danny from continuing to catch big fish.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A Guides Day Off (only because of a cancellation)
Darlene did have a chance to catch some nice fish
when she wasn't rowing for me.
I did tease her that she is out of practice.
She said she got some fresh blisters on her palms.
I don't think she lost her touch on where to cast to
catch a big rainbow!
Friday, August 26, 2011
High Country Lake
The Fish Spotter didn't seem impressed with the big fish in this lake.
Darlene finally caught one.
Larry, of course, had no trouble catching this big Greenback cutthroat.
This is what we watched all morning---cruisers.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Rainbow Hunter
Grant had a wonderful day, as you can see by all the big fish he caught.
Three Days of Fishing
Monday, August 22, 2011
A Husband and Wife Team
Virginia shows off her first catch from the Arkansas River.
She's smiling because she was catching up with James' fish count.
James ended the trip by catching a rainbow close to the take-out.
Friday, August 19, 2011
My Day Off
Darlene and I rode our 4-wheelers up to Pomeroy Lake.
Darlene is hustling over to see this cutthroat.
I landed my first high mountain grayling.
This is an underwater photo of the dorsal fin of the grayling.
Dead fish in the middle of the road. What a waste.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
1/2 Day Float
This was Sam's first float trip.
Mike said that this was the biggest fish that he's caught out of the Arkansas River.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The Fishing Was Good, The Catching Was So So
Chris tried a variety of top flies and nymphs. Nothing was consistent.
However, he did land this rainbow on a bead-head pheasant tail.
John had his challenges with casting. Up river winds didn't help with mending techniques.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Gary's First Float!!
Gary was surprised and pleased at the number of fish he caught.
We snuck up on this rainbow and drifted a bead-head pheasant tail
directly in his feeding lane. He took it!
Friday, August 12, 2011
This was the first fish that Brad caught this morning.
Not a bad start!!
Brad said that these fish liked rubber legged hopper.
Tom strategically placed the fly under the culvert in order
catch this fish.
The rainbows also went after bead-head pheasant tails.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Gaggle of Boats
6 boats were already at the put-in when I arrived.
Fishing was good as long as we stayed ahead of the gaggle.
This trip was Jason's Christmas present.
He did thank Santa for it!
Mike holding one of MANY fish he caught today.
Mike had to hold his side while he was laughing so hard.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Also a perfect hook set.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
The Tennessee Version of the Two Bit Hooker
Jerry was happy to catch these Colorado rainbows.
The Hoffer's are growing up to be big boys!
Jim saw this big mouth inhale his dry fly.
The rainbows were active today.