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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Bass Creek

It’s been ages since I fished Bass Creek. And it feels even longer since I got out with Thurston. Updated both of those today. 

Found ourselves plenty of willing cutthroats. Tons of folks out enjoying the holiday. 

It was a great way to start the day. Can’t wait to get out on this creek again and even more to get out and find some new spots with Thurston. 

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Anybody still following this thing?

Thought I was done with this blog. Turns out I’m not. Tried something a bit different for this one. I’m not sure I like it but, I’ll keep poking at it until I figure out how I do want to keep this going.

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Still here

I didn’t give up on fishing and I haven’t given up on this, yet. Summer of fishing was great. Explored new water. Stayed busy.

The Mrs. and I welcome a daughter to the family in November. Things will be slow for a bit but, a real post is coming soon.

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