Monday, April 18, 2011

Lower Update

Guided yesterday on Warm Springs to BF and it was bleak. Water viz is good...a couple feet - maybe more. Lots of bugs both midges and BWO. Saw a few rising fish in the afternoon but it was windy and more sunny than cloudy so not enough consistent riser to get jacked up about.
Had very poor bite on everythign I tried which ranged from caryfish, zonkers, olive zirdles, rubberlegs, pinkies, eggs, prince nymphs, lightning bugs, worms, and a few small nymphs mixed in. Angler was good, so who knows why. Things looked good and should have been better. Thus is life on the lower.
Was great to get the boat out and only forgot my net on the first boat trip and it turned out that wasn't an issue.
I've been rowing a RO Deville for the last few years. It's far and away the best boat that I've ever owned and I've been reluctant to trade it for new one because of this, Hopefully I can get many more years out of it as it really is easy to row.
Heading to Casper today to attend the Orvis Guide Rendezvous. Fishing tomorrow with a Guide on the North Platte. Haven't hired a guide for trout in the Rockies in years so it should be fun. Forecast is for 20-30 mph wind and it will be nice to have that be someone else's problem for the day. The NP is known for having lots of big Rainbows and we will be fishing during spawnalooza so should see some pretty big fish if nothing else.

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