It’s Almost That Time of Year Again

The forecast for the next few days is calling for temperatures in the upper 70’s and 80’s.  It is hard to believe that it is still April.  I don’t remember the temperature getting above 70 until the middle of June last year.  Not to mention how rainy it was last spring.  I think it’s coming close to the time that most of our rivers will start to blow out.  It’s the one time of year that fishing can get pretty tough on the rivers, mainly because it’s hard to find somewhere to fish.  But it’s not all bad news.  It also means that a lot of the lakes should start turning on pretty soon.  It’s also time to start chasing carp.  With that said, my friends and I have been hitting the rivers pretty hard for the past couple days.  My school work has taken away from a little bit of fishing time but I can’t complain at all.  Yesterday we went up to the Henry’s Fork again and had another pretty good day.  We didn’t catch any big fish but they were all healthy and put up a great fight.  By the end of the day we landed around 20 between the three of us.  Pretty much all the fish were caught on orange glo bugs.

Kyle and Gabe had a Double

An Average Rainbow Trout For The Day

Today I had a lot of homework to get done so I wasn’t able to get out to the river until 6:00 PM.  I was worried that the water was going to be off color but when I showed up it was still pretty decent looking.  About 15 minutes later I hooked into my first fish, a healthy cutthroat  around 15″.  A few minutes later I hooked into another cutt, this one quite a bit larger.

The Best Cutthroat From Today

I continued fishing the run for a few more minutes and hooked into one more fish but he got off pretty quickly.  I decided to work my way up river and try a new spot.  A few casts in, my bobber slowly started sinking really slowly and I thought I was snagged up again.  Its pretty easy to get snagged when fishing egg patterns so close to the bottom.  I yanked up hard and what I thought was a snag was actually another really nice trout.  He gave a few solid head shakes and shot straight out of the water.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a good hook set and he got off the line on the jump.  Now I’m 0-2 on catching the monster trout  I’ve been looking for from that section of the river.  Hopefully the third time will be the charm.

Watch Out For Sharp Teeth

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