Went up to a lake with FlyFishingLover that a friendly little bird on my shoulder told me about. The fall colors were at their peak.
And the wildlife was out and willing to pose for a few shots.
At the lake I tired some flies...but I did not have any of the local bug and aquatic life on me (brown scuds, spiders and salamanders). So tube jigs worked on the first 2 fish.....and I lost a HUGE Tiger Trout.
Moved up the creek and where it was only 2 feet across I fly casted a Black Ant and pulled out a 18.5 inch Cutthroat Trout. The picture lighting was better facing the reservoir though.
There was a lack of action for the both us.......so off in the car we went for a drive.....and Starvation Reservoir was the target. Fall was in full swing there too.
Which meant it was time to catch those lovable Brown Trout the area is known for.
Up at the lake FlyFishingLover hooked into a decent Walleye....he taped it at 17in....however you have to put the tape along side the fish for an accurate measurement.....not ON the fish! (Sorry dude but you are adding inches by measuring length with girth).
The sunset started up........
........and it was time to find a campsite.....$20 a night at Starvation! OUCH.....we spent some extra gas money just to camp by ourselves at the 1st lake of the trip...and we got the place to ourselves.
The next morning the place was smooth as glass.
And no fish were landed....they bit....but were not landed....so back to Starvy we went. And of course got into some more browns.
FFL was not getting any action so I threw him a tube jig and taught him how to use it. Of course he landed 2 Browns.....the 2nd being a nice 4lbs 7oz Brown!
At the lake he got on a tube and landed a bass and a 10in Walleye. I had a really BAD headache, so I went to a spot that looked bassy and caught a few SMB...this being the biggest.
Soon the sunset started up...and boy was it a good one!
"Think like a fish.....no matter how crazy it gets!"