Friday, June 17, 2011

Enterprise Reservoir Ut Fishing Report June 7th 2011

So Jimmy has been getting me into fly fishing again. He bought me this fly fishing book and we have been going fly fishing. My family and I decided to run up to Enterprise reservoir on a Friday night to roast some hot dogs and get out of the heat. I took my fly rod just to see if I could catch something. I put a green bugger on and started stripping it in by the boat dock and caught this little rainbow. I only fished for about 30 mins because I had to get back to the family but it was fun figuring things out on my own and actually catching something.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Kolob Reservoir Ut Fishing Report 6/4/2011

The end of the rainbow spawn was near so I decided to cruise on up to Kolob Res on Saturday June 4th 2011.  My wife was 5 months pregnant with our first baby and she was at work that say so I thought I would get all the fishing I could in before it got too close to her due date.  I started fishing around the corner from the spillway in my float tube.  I was dragging wooly buggers near the shore to see if I could catch a late spawner cruising the shoreline and protecting his/her beds.  I had a few bites but did not land any.  As I was out in my float tube i noticed that there were a ton of guys that had driven up from Las Vegas to fly fish and they were standing right in the middle of the best spawning bed in then entire lake!  I could not believe it, they were standing in a gravel pit with about a foot of water in it and they were casting into deeper water.  None of them had polarized glasses so I am sure that they did not even realize that there were fish all around them.  The area I am referring to was right in front of the spillway and what made it even better spawning grounds was that there was a natural slow moving current pulling water out of the res and over the spill way.  I noticed that they were not catching a thing so I was a little discouraged and I thought I might have missed the heaving spawning era and that I would have to wait til next year.  I was wrong though!  I waited for them to leave and I literally ran over there as soon as they were pulling their trucks out.  I started to throw egg patterns in front of all the fish that these guys were standing on and I slayed it for the next few hours.  Here are the pics I took.  There was a guy and his wife fishing the dam with bait and not catching anything so I had him come over and take some pics for me.

It was awesome because the fish were fighting over the egg as it slowly drifted into their spawning beds.  It was neat to see their behavior as I stood there for hours and watched how territorial they are of their eggs.  The females would turn on their sides and I could see them flash every time they did this.  What an awesome experience.  Those guys from Vegas missed out, they were literally standing on top of fish all day and did not know it. Great trip to Kolob Res!
-Jimmy Sorenson, June 4th 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Navajo Lake Utah Fishing Report June 3 2011

Jimmy and I again were itching to do a little fishing. With all the snow this year it was hard to get up to Kolob until a couple of week ago. And as we approached Navajo there was still a bunch of snow on the north facing slopes it was also 45 degrees when we showed up. We took my little fiberglass boat and went to try our hand at catching some fish. Jimmy started out with some spinners and had good luck catching a few small rainbows. I stuck with my green bugger hoping I could snatch something a little bigger which I did. I caught a pretty nice rainbow maybe 17 inches or so. We kept fishing for hours I caught a few more small ones with my fly rod and Jimmy started dragging a rapalla lure and couldnt keep the little planters off it for more than 3 mins at a time. All in all a good time had a lot of fun.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Santa Clara River Utah Fishing Report June 6th 2011

Jimmy and I decided to run up to the Santa Clara to do a little fly fishing. The water was running pretty high still because of the heavy snow this year. We caught a few little browns but nothing to write home about. We used san jaun worms and zebra midges.