Posts Tagged ‘wedding of the waters fishing report’

 

September can be the best month of the year!

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

huge wyoming brown trout

humpback  brown trout do exist….

Come join us this month for some of the best fishing of the year. Headhunting,  Streamer, Nymphing, and Terrestrial fishing are all available.

As hunting season begins the river will empty and offer solitude and large trout for the non-hunting anglers! Come join us for a September adventure in Wyoming.

Give us a call! 307.438.0740

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Thermopolis Fly Fishing Guide Service: Jetsled trips for Trout

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

big browns on the Land of Giants

another one bites the dust

Get ready spring is around the corner and so are our infamous jetboat trips! Since all the guide services on the Bighorn River in Thermopolis are running $350 spring special trips. We will be doing the same for all of our clients and favorite anglers. Take advantage and book soon as we fill up quickly. Looking forward to the best 2013 season to date. Happy New Years everyone and once this cold goes away get after it.

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Bighorn River in Thermopolis, Wyoming: Upstate NY Browns

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

big browns in upstate new york

Big brown trout from Upstate New York!

It’s almost time for our annual steelhead outing in upstate New York with the boy from the Great Lake Steelhead Company. Cold weather, good friends, whiskey, and most importantly lake-run chromers. Our buddy Elrod will not be joining us for the first time in 5 years due to a poorly timed wedding….oh well he landed quite the catch. You will be with us in spirit. Looking forward to it but not the cold… We will deal it. Happy Holidays!

Give us a call for spring and summer bookings.

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Bighorn River in Wyoming: A Lesson Learned Thru Guiding

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Kenny Jackson on the Yellowstone

Wide Receiver Kenny Jackson ropes the fish of the month!

I sent out an email to one of my favorite clients after getting off the phone with my Grandfather Dutch who has lost his balance/equilibrium and can no longer hunt or fish which were and still are his favorite things to do in the world. This is the email I sent out that he told me I had to share on the Blog so I will.. Please read it in its entirety…..
I had the opportunity to bring out Kenny Jackson a former Wide Receiver who played for the Eagles and Penn State during college. It was in the middle of the mid summer grind which is a very busy time but the fishing can be slow especially with new anglers. This is the only time of the year when guides find themselves short, grumpy and burned out….
I want to share a photo and a story about the day. Kenny somehow ended up in my boat as a fluke from some random outfitter. They had fished for 2 days before and caught almost no fish with the other guide and Kenny got dumped out of the boat in a rapids section of the Yellowstone.
Long story short, fishing had been slow all week and that day was no different. I worked my nuts off to get maybe a 16 strikes all day long. By lunch we had put 8 whitefish and 3 smaller trout in the net. We might have lost 2 bigger fish but we never saw them so we will never know. I am thinking FUCK! FUCK FUCK! as I am used to guiding veteran fishermen who expect to catch 40 fish mid summer and I want to deliver for one of the coolest and most appreciative anglers I have ever worked with.
Im stressing inside but….
The entire time Kenny is enjoying ever second and aspect of the float trip from the water, mountains, trees, rocks, birds, clouds, being on a boat without a loud engine, all the things that we as guides and veteran fisherman take for granted. The most amazing part about his attitude and perspective was how little catching fish mattered. He was fishing hard, casting better and better, putting the fly where I asked him to etc. He kept after it and kept relating it to golf when you hit one good drive and thats what brings you back. He loved the challenge more than anything… HE WAS AN ETERNAL OPTIMIST.
We get to the last fishy stretch of the float about 1500 feet from the boat ramp…. mind you I extended the float mid-float with my shuttle because fishing was so slow and I wanted him to catch a good trout…. we floated 12 miles instead of the normal 7.5 to 8. We are in a section with good shelves and Im thinking it will happen here, in fact I knew it was going to. Right in front of two random boats Kenny hooks up with this rainbow that goes ballistic. He fights it like a champ and puts the fish in the net. Our boat goes ballistic as do the other two boats who clearly were having slow days as well.
Moral of the story. Slow down and appreciate the simple things in life that we often overlook and take for granted. This one day changed my attitude towards guiding and why we are so lucky as fly-fishermen.
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Bighorn River, Wyoming Fly Fishing: Stoke

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Tim H. stoke

Stoke!

Fishing Report: 

Weather is mild and fishing remains excellent. Fish are holding in the slower deeper water.

NYMPHS: have produced best with your standard tailwater bugs producing. Scuds, midges, eggs, crayfish, did I mention midges….

STREAMERS: slow retrieves have been producing well. If your into the two-hander game…. swinging em up has been producing if your patient…. small and olive….hint hint.

DRY FLY: midge clusters for the risers. we love the buzzball tied in darker colors for this kind of fishing. The old standard Griffith Gnat is deadly as well.

Give us a call now for our winter/spring special! 307.438.0740

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wedding of the waters and tying flies!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

winter flies

Weather has warmed up here in Central Wyoming. Calling for a high of 41 today in Thermopolis. All week looks perfect for fishing on the Wedding of the Waters! Get out after them. We certainly will be out. Standard tailwater bugs under the bobber will produce. Keep an eye out for risers and have midges and baetis on hand. Get out and enjoy this warm spell!

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hopper fishing…. yes please!

Friday, September 9th, 2011

life is good in central wyoming. hoppers are here and fish are looking up. tricos are now present on the bighorn river and the fish are keyed in on them. give us a call for some of the best fishing in the state. 307.438.0740

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wind river fishing report

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

another big brown

Capt C and top guide Steve Beaz took the jetsled out yesterday to see how the wedding of the waters was fishing. Streamers were the ticket with black, brown or olive articulated streamers working best. Fish were holding tight to the bank, however a few fish were picked up mid river in shallower spots. Buffalo Creek is still dumping in mud, but the river remains very fish-able. Floating moss is starting to become a problem and will only worsen. Subsurface fishing will become more and more difficult as the summer passes. Tricos should start popping on the Bighorn River soon. Until then get out and enjoy the few rivers that are fishing well. Enjoy!

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big browns, bigger water

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

laramie with a big streamer brown

another big streamer eater

The Wind River is currently flowing high at 5200 cfs. Nymphing has become difficult but streamers with enough work and dedication have been producing big time for us. We usually catch some of our biggest browns this time of the year. High water pushes the big fish to the bank and we saw enough big chasers and had enough hooks ups to confirm it. Wedding of the Waters has mud coming in at Buffalo Creek but it remains fish-able. Our recommendation is to float from WOW to the Hot Springs State Park. Give us a call we have openings until the 16th of June! 307.438.0740

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