Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bitteroot Float

Yesterday Cody, Garret and I floated an 11 mile section of the Bitteroot. It was a great day and we learned a lot. Early on me and Cody found a slow flat run loaded with rising fish. They were taking emergers and some adult patterns. The fish were playing hard to get but we both managed to land a couple. Cody missed a huge brown twice. The fish was pretty picky but Cody managed to get him to take twice with a small sparkle dun. A little while longer when we were fishing a deep outside bend, Garret nailed a nice rainbow of about 16 inches. The fish almost took him into a couple logs but Garret did a great job of keeping him out of the snags.

                                                           Garret with a nice Bow

As we continued on we each caught some ok fish. Me and Cody doubled up in the same run twice and I lost a nice Bow of about 14 inches. About 3/4 the way through our float Cody had a really nice fish of about 18 inches smack his fly in a deep run. Unfortunately he was in a bad situation and headed for a big log jam. He fought the fish for a while and as he was headed for the logs the fish threw the hook. Nevertheless he was very happy because the fish had struck his fly harder than he had ever seen a trout strike.

Overall it was a great day on the water and the section took about 8 hours to do. We caught some decent fish and saw a lot of new water. The three of us were very tired but very happy that we got to spend the whole day doing what we love to

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