Friday, April 24, 2015

Kolob Reservoir 4/24/15

Ken and I decided to buzz up to Kolob to see if we could catch some "spawners" on the 24th of April.  We were lucky to be accompanied by Ken's brother Niels!  It was fun to have him come out and fish with us and hope he keeps coming to fish with us! :)

We got to Kolob around 8:30 and started to throw "the black jack" out at them from the shore.  That was not working so we started throwing other midge patters at them and did not have success with those either.  Ken threw on a black wolly bugger and caught a rainbow right after he put it on so of course weall put black wolly buggers on but did not have any luck, must have been a fluke :)

We continued to walk the shore line and site fish for spawners.  We finally found 2 spawning beds just right off the shore and decided to throw out some egg patterns under an indicator.  We caught a few right in the beds, here are some pics of one of the nicer ones...

We mostly fished between the boat ramp and the spillway for a couple of hours, before we left we started fishing the same egg patterns at the inlet that is to the north of the ramp and caught 4-5.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Joe's Valley Reservoir -2/3/15

My cousin Bart invited me to Joe's Valley Res because someone he worked with had been up there on 2/1/15 and had caught this splake

So, needless to say, i was pretty stoked to get down there and try my luck at a fish that size.  So, i drove down and met him in Price and we headed up there on 2/3/15.  Started fishing at around 8am and it was pretty slow for the first little bit.  It was a full moon the night before so my opinion was that they had been feeding all night long but who knows if that is true or not...Anyway, we moved around a bit and met up with DWR fish biologist Calvin Black and fished next to him and the fishing picked up.  We were using white tub jigs tipped with cut bait.  We caught about 18-20 splake in 5 hrs and they ranged from 14-19 inches long.  Here are some pics from the trip:

Friday, January 2, 2015

Small Stream=Big Results- Fly Fishing Video

Big "shout out" to our friend Gil Rowley for putting this video together from one of his trips this last summer!  Saweettt video Gil!  I asked Gil what river this was and he declined to provide the location(I think it is in Wyoming...) but i told him we would be glad to put it on our blog anyway!  I would also like to mention that Gil is a huge supporter of Tacky Fly Fishing and Rainy's flies.  Thanks again Gil, great video!

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Most of the fish caught in this video were taken on a fly called the Rowley Stone. It is a great stonefly pattern, learn how to tie it at