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.
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.
It’s finally Friday. I think that’s something we can all be happy about. We haven’t been fishing near enough, so that will have to change.
These are a few glamour shots from some of the better looking subjects.
Cutt’s, Bow’s, and Browns. Love em all.
Great weather this weekend. Gonna have to find some water.
The entire FCFT crew hadn’t fished together in too long. So when Anthony got back from his spring break trip home we all managed to make time for a last day of spring break fishing trip.
Over the past 2 years Easter has turned out to hold some pretty fantastic fishing for FCFT and this year was no exception. I caught my largest trout in MT to date and we all caught fish that made us act like little kids in a candy store.
We hiked 7 or 8 miles up and down river, starved, and even managed to break a rod in the process. But we had a great day in a beautiful river with lots of nice fish. Couldn’t have asked for a better way to wrap up an amazing spring break of fishing.
A great fish to wrap up my best week of fishing yet.
“You don’t see him? 20 feet down between the rocks under the whitewater in that sunny spot. I can’t believe you don’t see him”
Marsh mellow peeps or trout?
They are all worth 1000 words. So I won’t say anything.
Maybe our best day yet. It will certainly be hard to beat it.
P.s.- Stan’s best catch of the day…
While most of Missoula is out of town for spring break Stan and I have been sneaking off to try and find a few fish. The snow steered us towards tying flies and re-watching Eastern Rises today, but yesterday we managed to stick a few nice fish.
Because of the bump the rivers have gotten this week we had to put in some miles to find a few clear backwaters. It was worth it.
Catch you later
Nice fish. Better net.
Thanks for your time.
Two more days then its back to real life. It always seems that spring break goes by too fast. But I guess that just means that summer is getting closer.
-Zach and Stan