Well I admit, the Gulf has a much worse problem but this past month Salt Lake City has its own OIL SPILL
SALT LAKE CITY OIL SPILL: Chevron says oil leaked from hole in pipeline - KSTU
The stretch of river that I fish is now closed to the public. A couple of weeks ago, I was walking Baxter and I could smell the oil. Like the news stated, smells like a gas station.
I looked at the river from the bridge and thought....no way, what the heck. You could see the brown gooey stuff every where, plus that rainbow effect on the water.
Here is a picture taken last week:
Being all bumbed and seeing my golden babies rolling around in the grass and not being able to fish for them.
Well, today I got on the bike, loaded my gear and headed south away from the contaminated area.
Found a great spot and for two hours, I had a major work out. These fish have so much power, plus the current AND the grass.
I ended up hooking 8, playing them for several minutes, and having them come off at the bank...which was cool, because I was on a 3' high cliff.
I did jump down to the lower level on 3 of them.
I was using floating line with 12lb fluorocarbon for the leader/tippet.
8 weight Winston BIIx and windcutter 2 line. Fly was one I call the Big Ugly. The hook is like 3" long with a big gold bead. Body is Yellow, Orange, with a little black sparkle chenille. Yellow and Black Marabou tail and Yellow rubber legs:
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