It seems like it was only a few weeks ago that we were all back at school just getting done with all of our finals. This summer has flown by and it's surprising to think that in less than a month, we'll all be back at school once again. I have been returning to Missoula on most of my days off to fish and see Kelsey, who is back for preseason soccer.
This morning we hit Rock Creek for a while. The fish were more than cooperative on dries and we had a great morning full of decent browns and cutties. Kelsey continues to get better. At one point she made a pretty long cast to a small pocket on the far bank of the stream. A nice brownie nailed her fly and she set the hook perfectly. It was a great thing to see.
Another highlight of the morning was catching a trout that I've always wanted to catch; a tiger trout (brookie x brown hybrid). It was a nice surprise and a new species for me.
Fishing on the Mo has for the most part, slowed down. Tricos are showing up in more numbers each day and the caddis are still the primary hatch in the evenings. The fish have become a little picky and fishing in the morning is far more effective than when the water is warmer in the evening.
Ran into Trevor the other day in Missoula. We talked a bunch about our fall fishing plans. We have some great trips lined up and I'm actually excited to get back to school. Trevor has also started a blog, as he has been guiding on the Bitterroot this summer. Check it out at www.flyfishingwest.wordpress.com.
Tomorrow I'm headed back to Craig to work for the rest of the week. Until next time, I wish you awesome fishing.