Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Kolob Reservoir Fishing Report 4/26/17

Ice Off!  The ice came off on 4/22/17 this year and every year it does, we get the itch to get out and catch the bows spawning on the shores.  Ken and I slept in and didn't get up to the res until 10:30am. We started out throwing midge patterns from the shore with our 6 weights.  Fishing was slow...water temp was still sort of cold since the ice just came off a few days ago.  After about an hour of no action, Ken threw on a black wolly bugger and caught a planter rainbow from the shore.  So, of course, what do i do? I throw on a black wolly bugger as well.  My 2nd cast i started stripping it back from the shore and caught a 19 inch cut that was pretty healthy lookin, here are some pics of that fish:

About 30 min after that, things started to pick up a little. I think later on in the day with the temp rising helped.  I think it took a little while for the midges to start hatching.  So i switched back to midge patterns and we caught these fish all on the black jack!

It was good trip, fast, but good!  Always a good time, water was super high, we had a really good snow pack year!  Hopefully we can get up there again soon.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Santa Clara River Utah Spring Fishing

Biggest fish I've caught in this river
Needless to say Jimmy and I have not done enough fishing that past couple of years. We saw a window of opportunity open up to run up to Pine Valley Utah and fish a little river (stream) called the Santa Clara river. The water was flowing pretty good because of the snow melting. Jimmy first tried a san jaun worm and had a few bites. I put on a zebra midge with no luck. Then Jimmy through on a bead prince nymph and started catching a few small browns. I through a black wooly bugger to see if I could dead drift it or strip it across a few holes. I didn't catch anything until we moved up to the big hole right below the spill way of Pine View Reservoir. Here a few pics of our catch.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Jackson Flat Reservoir Fishing

A friend of mine has killed it recently at Jackson Flat reservoir. A a little body of water over by Kanab Utah. I guess the fishing has recently opened back up on this little reservoir and the Brown Trout have grown nicely. Most of these were caught from the shore in the last 3 weeks. The rainbow was caught in the fall.

Just under 8lbs

This one was caught last fall at Jackson Flat