Monday, June 11, 2012
6/6 - 6/8...Last Minute Getaway
Three days and two nights spent camping and fishing on the river with my favorite fishing partner , nothing I'd rather be doing and no one I'd rather be doing it with. This was one of those last minute trips thrown together without much planning on my part , nothing wrong with a little spontaneity every once in a while. I got off work Tuesday and after watching the local weather report that night told the wife that Joe and I were gonna wake up in the morning and hit the road. I wasn't even sure where we'd end up ,but I knew the general direction I needed to head to give me several different options for fishing. One of the best things about having a fishing partner like Joe , he's always ready to go on those last minute trips and he never has an issue with the chosen destination. Now if I could just get him to pay for his half of the gas.... After several hours on the road Wednesday we ended up at one of my favorite rivers. Along the way we had stopped at a couple of other streams to check out the water conditions and crowds but decided to keep on driving. This hot , dry weather as of late had some of my sweet little wild trout streams running precariously low for this time of year so I decided to give the fish a break and move on to bigger waters. Other than the last minute planning, this outing was no different than any other fishing trip. With the summer like temps we fished early and late and sat around camp (in the shade)tying flies and keeping hydrated with a few adult beverages during the heat of the day. The fishing itself was pretty damn good , didn't catch anything of any size but the rainbows were stacked up pretty good in the faster water and deeper tailouts making them easy to find. Small streamers , nymphs , even a dry fly bite one morning that I was able to take advantage of and pluck out a couple small fish , everything seemed to work equally well. That's pretty much the rundown for the entire three days ,I'm feeling a little short on words today so I'll just let the pics tell the rest of the story..... Even this river was running extremely low for this time of year. The fish didn't seem to mind though , we still found a few willing players Although a little less prepared than usual due to last minute planning , we still managed to find time for a decent meal. We spent the hot part of the day just kicking back at camp and relaxing. Not a bad way to spend a couple of early summer days if I say so myself , I might just have to do that again. Until next time....
Posted by HighPlainsFlyFisher