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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lake Blanche Fishing 9/16/14

So...Ken finally gave me a day off so i decided to go wet a hook.  I have been itchin to get up to Lake Blanche just to hike but then did some research to find out that people actually fish it and catch Brookies.  I started the hike around 1:30 and got up there a little after 3pm.  I fished for 2 hrs before i headed back.  It is a 6.1 mile hike that climbs over 2500 ft in elevation.  I caught about 25 brookies in the 2 hrs i fished, 75% of them were on a green Caddis dry.  Beautiful fall colors and scenery, great fishing, fun fish to catch, biggest was 10 or 11 inches, most were 6-8inches.