Spring Fishing TR

ScottP

Active Member
#1
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?





On with the show

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




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




If you can get on it, pigs live here




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




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




as if on cue




it's been known to have some fish




Teddy the K country




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




picturesque




got a free air show while I was rigging up








spectators or wannabees




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




cuz these guys usually show






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



and a look at the local BoatMax




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






time to hit the road




a few early risers heading for breakfast




parting shot




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




stuff along the way

good business plan



better business plan




dem bones



I got a thing for beaverslides




a break in the drive for some fishing; browns






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



harrier flying the contour lines




pretty, especially considering the proximity the Superfund site




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




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




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)






the Hantavirus Inn (old FlyFisherman Forum reference)




view from the campground




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)






aw, shucks





get 'um up, Scout



time to head home; fully furnished and Dish Network






serpentine; good brown water






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




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





speaking of missions



got to visit the fish farm some time



Ninepipes; you can get your waterfowl fix here big time



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




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



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




Regards,
Scott
 
#2
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
 

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