Creek season opener

The tradition continues. Chad and I got out on the Rattlesnake for opening day. Hit our usual spots. I hooked a monster that spit the hook after coming to the surface a few times. Chad brought a nice one to the net out of the same hole. Then we ate McDonalds breakfast. It was a good day. 

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Boat Trip

Got out in the boat last weekend with Chad and Duncan. Fish weren’t very active, Duncan fished dang hard and only managed a sucker. I fished much less hard, drank coffee and mostly just enjoyed being on the water with some buddies. 

After the float, Fenesa shuttled Chad back for the trailer while Dunc and I guarded the boat and had a few beers. Fun start to the ’17 fishing season. 

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2016 Wrap up

Sporadic posts turned into non-existent posts towards the end of last year. Honestly, I didn’t really give it a second thought. That’s kinda the way most blogs go out, posts just stop showing up and one day the URL just directs to some 404 style page. Maybe that’s how this one will end up but, not just get. I didn’t fish much more after a Thurston and I got out with Evie, but I did sneak out some with Matt, Chad, out of town family, and on some solo adventures. Not going to try and summarize anything but, here’s some pics I liked from the trips.

I randomly ran into a few folks over the last few months of 2016 who let me know they actually read this thing. Just wanted to say thanks to anyone who does read the posts on here. Always nice to hear people get some sort of enjoyment out of this little project.

Happy New Year, everyone. Hope your 2017 is the best year yet. See ya on the water. 

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Fishing with Thurston and Evie

Been ages since Thurston and I got out on Bass Creek so we decided to get together and hit the Rattlesnake. We hit a section we’re really familiar with but, that’s also seen some changes from runoff, downed trees, etc.

The fishing was pretty solid but, the best part was I brought Evie along in her backpack and she had a blast. Super fun to get out with Thurston as always and an added bonus that the little one was there and having fun too. 

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Dawn Patrol with Chad

Up at 5, on the water before 7.   We got into tons of small fish. Browns, cuts, brookies and Chad even managed a rainbow. I spent time in the area as a kid but never fished the creek before, loved it. Will head back to explore other sections again for sure.

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Quick outing

Shannon and the kiddo went out for coffee with Grandma Mimi and Aunt Kathleen today so I took the opportunity to do some fishing. Biked up and parked near Rattlesnake school then hiked up towards the PEAS farm. Fully expected to see lots of people out on the water and was not let down. Fishing was ok. A bit too hot I think. Still managed to fool a couple into bending the rod though. Fun couple hours on the spur of the moment. 

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North Fork

A few years ago when Dustin was up for a visit, Chad convinced me to shirk my responsibilities for the day and go with the two of them to the North Fork of the Blackfoot. The fishing wasn’t great but, it remains one of the most fun fishing trips I’ve ever been on. 

Chad and I took off at 6 this morning to fish the same stretch. 

It’s true, Snapchat… I do love ice cream. Required fishing trip food, donettes. 

Americano and muffin top, breakfast of champions. 

The good thing about being on the water by 7 is you’re not likely to see any other people. The bad, when it’s chilly you’re lot likely to see any fish until the sun warms things up a bit. 

We fished for about an hour before I broke the ice with a solid cutthroat on a dry fly. 

Chad got into one as well. 

Not long after Chad hooked his first fish we decided to head back towards the car and hit the good looking holes that had some time to warm up in he sun. Spot the snake with a bulging belly in the above pic…

Chad got into two more fish and out of his restrictive sleeves on the way down. I fools another cutty then ate almost all the mini donuts on the drive back. Fun stretch of water and a great way to start the day. 

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