I just returned from a two day trip down into the tri-basin area of Wyoming. My goal was to land a Bonneville Cutthroat as I'm trying to complete the Wyoming Cut Slam program where you need to land and document each of the four species of cutties that reside in Wyomng (Yellowstone, Colorado, Snake River and Bonneville).
Wyoming Game & Fish Department
I already have a few Snake River cutthroats and I think Yellowstone cutties from fishing in the Wind River Range last summer, but need to pay a visit with the Game and Fish Dept to verify they are actually Yellowstone cutties.
Here is the campsite:
That afternoon after getting the camp setup, I rigged up my Orvis Superfine 3 WT and decided to try my luck on the local screek, electing not to go too far due to a thunderstorm just over the ridge. The creek near camp was loaded with these little cutties all more than eager to go after a dry fly, but boy your reaction time has to be fast, these little fish can spit a fly out in a split second. If I was hunting fish this size all the time I would definitely be looking for a 1 or 2 wt fly rod.
The next morning I got up early, fixed some coffee and breakfast and then hit the trail to hike up to the local lake:
Another nice Bonneville Cuttie:
After landing those terrific looking cutties, the trout just disappeared and I could hear thunder off in the distance with this storm brewing, so I packed up and started the hike back to camp:
A view of the basin I was fishing in: