The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > Coldwater Fly Fishing

Coldwater Fly Fishing Trout, Salmon, Steelhead, etc...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2011, 08:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southeast Idaho
Posts: 387
cpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to behold
Default Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroats

They may all be Yellowstone Cutthroats and have the same DNA, but I can't get over how different the fine spotted look from the large spotted. Most of the fine spotted cutthroats that I have caught have been somewhere in the upper Snake River or one of its tributaries.

I was on a tributary of a tributary, and they were sure fun. Here are a few pictures from the day.

The majority of the fish were 8-10 inches.

Click the image to open in full size.

The stream was a fairly small one, clear and full, but not runoff full. I suspect that on regular water years by Aug it is probably half this size. It was a good fun size for today.

Click the image to open in full size.

And now some of the fish porn:

One of the large ones for the day! Another one that was about this size had me scrambling to find him as I didn't know he was along for the ride when I started to backcast, and he landed in the grass behind me.... Good thing he flopped around a bunch, or I never would have found him!!

Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.


Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2011, 09:40 PM
Business Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 580
CutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroats

Nice pics, You have gotten me excited about my upcoming trip.

I am packing for a trip into the Central Idaho. We'll be fishing tributaries of the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Back-packing in and spending a few nights...... It should be great fun. Hopefully we will get some great photos as well.

Thank you for sharing.....
__________________

Mike
Hand Woven Furled Leaders
Site: http://www.cutthroatfurledleaders.com/
email. mike@cutthroatleader.com
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2011, 09:44 PM
Davo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Posts: 2,869
Blog Entries: 59
Davo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud ofDavo has much to be proud of
Send a message via MSN to Davo Send a message via Skype™ to Davo
Default Re: Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroats

Great pics, nice looking water!! Thanks for sharing.
__________________
Davo
My worst day on the water beats my best day anywhere else hands down!!

Upstream Anglers and Outdoor Adventures
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2011, 09:59 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southeast Idaho
Posts: 387
cpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroats

Cool I love backpacking in the Middle Fork area. There are some great lakes in there also. ----- but it is a HUGE area too!! Good luck and have a blast!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-09-2011, 02:09 AM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 11,937
Blog Entries: 70
Hardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Hardyreels Send a message via Skype™ to Hardyreels
Default Re: Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroats

That's a nice stream and the fish are beauties. Good post here,

Ard
__________________
Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard

The Alaska Fishing & Outdoors Blog;
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-09-2011, 06:33 PM
mojo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Yewta
Posts: 2,143
mojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant futuremojo has a brilliant future
Default Re: Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroats

Were they close to home, or up by IP?
__________________
Life is not like a bowl of cherries. It's more like a jar of ghost peppers. What you eat today might burn your ass tomorrow...
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-09-2011, 06:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,416
littledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond reputelittledavid123 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroats

Great pictures and story...Thanks for sharing.

Dave
__________________
...You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer... Abraham Lincoln
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-09-2011, 09:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southeast Idaho
Posts: 387
cpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to beholdcpiercem is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroats

Mojo, I was on a tributary that eventually goes into the Salt River so about a 100 miles. Everything is far away in Idaho, but lots of pretty country in between!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-10-2011, 08:29 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: The CA Delta
Posts: 317
wishiniwerfishin will become famous soon enoughwishiniwerfishin will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroats

Nice photo's, looks like alot of fun.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
water flow snake river jjb4 Rocky Mountain Range 13 07-11-2011 09:42 AM
Snake River Run Off Davo General Discussion 6 05-31-2009 03:44 AM
snake river wyoming questions basher General Discussion 1 01-31-2009 07:33 PM
Upper Snake River Jackson Wy. Davo Rocky Mountain Range 4 10-10-2008 06:58 AM
Snake River Plain Fly-fisher Flywgn Member Introductions 7 08-07-2007 05:04 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.