Friday, February 19, 2010

Videos and Pictures

Well, the fishing has been good but I, unfortunately, have not been hitting the river everyday like a good boy. I have been working too much and preparing to move to Missoula (actually Lolo) for who knows how long. The decision is based on fishing and hunting opportunities, population, and proximity to steelhead waters. That and I like to roam around the western United States. I should reconsider after talking with Doug who caught a 25" and 24" pair of browns today but I already committed. Since I don't have any new pictures of myself with fish, I'll post a few of Doug's and the video/slideshow he recently posted on You Tube. This will probably be my last post for a few weeks but I'll be back at it once I'm settled in Montana.

Here's Doug added to the list of monsters he has caught this year.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


The last couple of weeks have been pretty busy. Almost everyday my dog wakes me around 7am. I eat breakfast and drink coffee for about 2 hours then I hit the river. I am really enjoying the routine and the fishing has been awesome. After fishing I usually work for 4-5 hours, read, tie flies, then sleep.

Today I decided to change the river routine and join a few others at Pyramid Lake despite knowing that the fishing remains slow. Needless to say I had my first full day skunking of the year and somehow developed a leak in my waders while standing motionless in the lake. A few of the other guys caught fish and just as I realized my legs were numb from the leaking water Doug caught a nice 26" cutthroat. The lighting was good, the wind was mild and a few of the guys supplied some whiskey. I will call it a good day as my expectations were not high to begin with and the change of pace was nice. Now it's back to chasing browns and rainbows on the river.

Doug caught this fish using his "Floater no Cator" technique as he describes it on page 6 of John Barr's book. It took a #14 zebra copper john.