Great colors on those fish!I explored a new creek last weekend that had a couple beaver ponds along it. I got a Colorado grand slam, fished dries all day, and didn’t see another person. I couldn’t have asked for a better day.View attachment 41016View attachment 41017View attachment 41018View attachment 41019View attachment 41020
It's about as perfect as a picture gets. Must have been something else to be there in person.I fished multiple lakes, creeks, and rivers during a 13-day, 94-mile backpacking trip in Yellowstone. (I hate using "solo" as an adjective, but I was alone.) Heaviest pack I've ever carried in my life, and I'm a geezer now; maybe it was the 24 ounces of rye. (Come on, that's not bad--just two ounces per night.) Saw a wolf, a grizzly, and the other usual characters. Did some bushwhacking to an off-trail lake in which my first four casts of a streamer yielded two 18-inchers and one 20-incher (I guess my third cast was crappy.) River fishing was less busy, but also produced multiple fish in the 18-20 inch range. I don't really take photos of fish, but here's a shot out the back door of one of my campsites on a bigger river:
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Final day hiked out in rain changing to snow, all the while dreaming of that steak I was about to have at the Flagg Ranch restaurant.
How do you like the paddle board? I was thinking about getting one or a fancier kayak I can stand up on for fishing the salt and some local lakes and ponds. Do you get pushed around a lot by the wind?