Thankfully this guy has a serious 4x4 car....because that road is like a river bed, completely covered in huge boulders, tight spaces, and obsticals that would make my car stop dead in its tracks! After 7 miles of the "bumpiest road on earth" we arrived at our destination.
Of course the morning hatch was well under way. So TDT and I rigged up the fly rods and sure enough I landed 2 Brook Trout on a mosquito pattern. Then the hatch stopped...and the bugs came flying in!
We moved around the lake in search of the "golden" ticket we had traveled all this way for. While moving around I saw some fish rising so I waded out to a half sunken raft for some casting room. While observing my watery surroundings I found one....about 5 to 6 inches long just cruising along. Excited I threw my dry fly at him.....only to watch him run in fear!
So after many spending more wasted minutes than I would like to admit to, we moved to the inlet were TDT picked up a few Brookies on the Zebra Midge.
Me I kept the mosquito pattern on and got some more dry fly action from the brooks. We eventually met up with Bscardi who was slaying a brookie pond. I threw out my dry fly of choice and BAM...got 3 fish in 3 casts on the fly.
TDT ended up teaching that fly and bubble user Bscardi the ways of the fly rod while I knocked them dead on drys. After slaying the pond we hiked back to the car, and started the lovely drive back out. The clouds were very dramatic upon exiting the Murdock Basin.
Bscardi and I ended up catching 14 Brook Trout each, and TDT only got 3. While driving through Kamas......defeated in our goal of catching a golden......we stopped at Dicks Drive In. We got some burgers and reminesed about some of our favorite forum members
Back in SLC near my house, Bscardi started the transformation right in front of our eyes....he wanted to hit Fish Tech and get a fly rod, reel, line, leader, tippet, and flies! So $100 dollars later we got back in the car...and of course Bscardi said, "I want to go play with my new toy". So we took him to the Willow Pond where we knew that just about anyone could get some Bluegill. Sure enough he got some! Almost all were very small, with a few "Mantua Mediums" in the mix. Of course since it was his 1st fish on the fly rod, as well as his 1st bluegill....I was required to take a picture.
"Think like a fish.....no matter how crazy it gets!"