A look inside the "Trout Life" under the Big Sky

Exploring

It was hot this weekend in Missoula. Hot enough to blow out the water. So we made like Lewis and Clark and explored.

While we didn’t find the easy passage to the Northwest, we did find some fish. And some other critters.

Of course we find the bears when we aren’t hunting them.

A wide range of fish made themselves present. In one weekend we managed to find Bull Trout, Cutties, Largemouth Bass, Perch, Pike, and Whitefish. It was pretty exciting. It was one of those weekends when you go exploring on a hunch and find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Bull fighter

Buggy

Just making mountains out of mole hills

Getting after it.

We put Anthony’s “new to him” boat to the test this weekend and it passed with flying colors.

The gold at the end of the rainbow

Anthony and I both caught our first perch on a fly rod. We were pretty excited.

I know there are bigger ones in there, but more research is required.

 When the rivers give you lemons… You go find your own lemonade. It feels like summer here. I even got a great jump start on my Chaco tan. A sign of good things to come.

-Zach

FCFT

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5 responses

  1. Beer Trout

    great photo’s, guys

    April 24, 2012 at 8:10 am

  2. Dan Wight

    Nice shots guys, there are always days of exploration that can prove to be better than anything else that you may have done and it adds to your bank of spots for another day off or another way of looking at if…… an off day……watch them flip flops on the rip rap, that can be a killer! tight lines to ya.

    April 24, 2012 at 11:14 am

  3. Bane

    Hope you fellas are respectful enough to have bought your Tribal permits if your going to fish up here.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:37 am

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