As you know the rivers out west are still in spring runoff and I was getting anxious about getting out fishing, so last Saturday I finally got a chance to get out fishing with my new NFO Rampage on New Fork lake just north of Pinedale, WY. About a month ago I took the boat out on Delaney Buttes lakes just west of Walden, CO but the wind was blowing 30 mph with gusts to 40 so I didn't stay long. This past Saturday the wx on New Fork lake was just about perfect. I fished from noon to 4 pm, hooked 10 trout and landed 6. I had planned on using the electric trolling motor, but in the haste of loading everything I lost the battery. So instead of exploring more of the lake (as this was my first visit) I stayed close to shore where I launched just in case the wind came up.
Thanks guys! That new NFO Rampage was a blast to get out on the water and paddle around. With the new girlfriend living in Pinedale, I plan to explore the local area waters, I can't wait for the streams to subside, last weekend all the streams were running full force with spring runoff.
those are some great pics i wish i could have come west this year i sure miss my trip to the beartooths outside of Cody Wy, but will make next year if things go right. hope you keep catching fish like that.
Pretty fish, pretty weather, pretty lake, just a great day.
Larry, I know that Rampage is new to you and I was wondering if you are wearing a PFD of some kind? I don't know why that popped into my mind but you old guys have to be careful.
Frank: Yes, my intent is to always wear a PFD with the Rampage, I agree we all have to be careful when on the water. I heard from my kayaking friend here in town today that there was a canoe that capsized on the Green River above Fontenelle and a small infant died. Not sure what they were thinking about using a canoe up there when the flows are at 12,800 CFS and the river gets real twisty in spots with log jams. Thanks to Fysh I wear a PDF now on the drift boat when I'm in any current, just not worth taking a chance.