Thursday, August 12, 2010
Fishing With Alex
Summer is always busy and I hardly ever seem to have time for the family. I ended up having the last two days off so I took my 11 year old son, Alex fishing for the first time this year. Our intentions were to go to the Beaverhead yesterday, fish and camp. Well, it was raining and storming like hell over there yesterday so we ended up spending the night at Fairmont Hot Springs instead. Woke up early and headed to Dillon this morning. It was great to just hang out with Alex for a couple of days, just the two of us. He ended up catching some fish too, which he was very jacked up about.
The Beaverhead is running high around 800 at the dam. Not very weedy, relatively speaking, crowded in the upper section, fishing well, and lots of bugs. There were lots of PMD's, Sallies, and Caddis out juts about all day long. Only irritating thing bout it was the way the guides anchor right in the middle of the river to fish a run. Made it hard to pass them early on when we were just kind of floating and fishing half-ass. Saw a lot of people hooked up, I lost a very large fish (seems like a trend for me), and Alex caught some so they must've been eating pretty good.