Spring Fishing TR

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by ScottP, May 5, 2013.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    Did some fishing, did some birding; ate up some dead dinosaurs along the way.

    Only fish pic I took. I don't have a waterproof camera, forgot my real cheap P & S, and this is the one I use for pics of flies. If you don't believe I caught some trout that may, may have hit 14", what can I say?

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    On with the show

    70 degrees and sunny the day before, but a change in the weather is coming

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    On the way out of Dodge, wanted to stop in, but they weren't open at 6:00 in the morning; cool place

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    If you can get on it, pigs live here

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    Taking the back road, stopped for a quick looksee; clear but rising, the drainages at about 115% snowpack

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    No kidding - trees come right down to the road; I kept it about 10 mph below the limit, especially after T-boning one in October and totaling the van

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    as if on cue

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    it's been known to have some fish

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    Teddy the K country

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    snowing like crazy on the pass, busting out of the clouds on the east side

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    picturesque

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    got a free air show while I was rigging up

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    spectators or wannabees

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    breeze freshened up a bit (gusts to 70 I was told), managed one very confused brown

    next morning was bright and sunny; my favorite early fishing spot

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    cuz these guys usually show

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    one fish and lots of scratches later and the baetis weather moves in; quick stop in town for coffee

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    and a look at the local BoatMax

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    bugs everywhere, a few fish up, a few on the hook; the river was not as generous as in years past and did not suffer my weak game

    it really is an impressive erection

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    time to hit the road

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    a few early risers heading for breakfast

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    parting shot

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    quick stop for a few supplies and a drive through town; always a force in NAIA football

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    stuff along the way

    good business plan

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    better business plan

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    dem bones

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    I got a thing for beaverslides

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    a break in the drive for some fishing; browns

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    back on the backroad; looks like my Pinewood Derby entry years ago (actually looks better than what I made)

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    harrier flying the contour lines

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    pretty, especially considering the proximity the Superfund site

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    another impressive erection; taller than the Washington Monument, which would easily fit inside

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    too slow on the draw, I just got momma moose's backside; tons of fresh scat along the river, but she was the only one I saw

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    first time here in a while, the cutts were in strange places but willing to look up; foam skwalas and CDC & Elks (swarms of March Brown spinners in the air but not much interest that I saw)

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    the Hantavirus Inn (old FlyFisherman Forum reference)

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    view from the campground

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    next morning cloudy & cool and the fish were tight against the banks; again with foam creations, just like hopper fishing in August (except for the fingerless gloves and 2 layers of Capilene)

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    aw, shucks

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    get 'um up, Scout

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    time to head home; fully furnished and Dish Network

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    serpentine; good brown water

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    same water I fished in the morning, a few miles down the road; 'bows were sitting on the inside bend and they were eating March Browns

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    up through the Reservation; looked like a fresh coat of whitewash on the Missions

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    speaking of missions

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    got to visit the fish farm some time

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    Ninepipes; you can get your waterfowl fix here big time

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    Flathead Lake's looking a bit bony; just waiting for all that snow to come down from up high

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    the other Cherry Tree Blossom (unlike the Tidal Basin, they're not just for show)

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    10 miles from home; last shot before the camera battery went dead

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    Regards,
    Scott
  2. Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Nice phototravelogue! Lots of familiar places along that route. Looks like a great trip.

    ... and fish pics aren't all they're cranked up to be. It's hard for me to let my imagination carry me away for a few moments with a fish pic. I'll take water and scenery shots any day!

    Dick
  3. Get Some Member

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  4. Rob Ast Active Member

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    THAT looks like a worthwhile road trip. Thanks for sharing.