I was able to hit Silver Creek two weekends out of three. This time I met my friends Jon and Herve there. We started fishing around 7:30am on Saturday. Weather reports were for strong winds. Every now and then a blind pig finds an acorn and this time the weather reports were spot on, damnit!! Fishing was pretty tough, long waits between tugs. We all caught 8-10 fish apiece. This trip, all they would eat were chamois worms and white leeches, at least for me. Jon was able to land several on a SOS fly. We only caught a few apache trout this trip. Most of our bows were between 18-22″, with Herve landing one of the big guys. Not sure of the length or weight as he stayed an hour after I left and of course that is when he caught it. Despite the wind, the company made our trip amazing. Thank you gentlemen. Here are a few pictures from our day.
I would like to send out a warm and appreciative thank you to all the Veterans out there. My father, the most influential person in my life, served in the Korean War. I know he saw things that he will never forget. To this day he has never spoke to me about his service over there. He is a deeply religious man and I know that he is scarred by what happened over there. This has not stopped him from being a very successful person, professionally, as a husband and father, and as person in general. My wife also served in the Middle East during the first war in Iraq, she too is scarred, but is one of the strongest women I have ever known. Many of my friends and their family members, and many of my past students, have or are serving in our armed forces and I want to thank them all for what they did or is doing. Thank you Iron Mike, Phil, Rob, Will, Fred, Michael, and the many others too numerous to mention. On this day of remembrance and thanks, I just want to say thank you to all our veterans who have made this the most amazing country in the world. Dad, Beth, and friends, thank you and I love you!
Hit up Silver Creek with my buddy Mike on Saturday. We took off from my place at 3:50 and landed at the creek at 7:15, just as the sun was rising. We hoped to be the first in the lot, but there was already 4 rigs in the lot. Damnit! Silver Creek also known as the ditch, is right on a fish hatchery. Special regs. from Oct. 1st thru the end of April (I think). C& R during that time with single barbless hooks. It is a slow meandering stream and the Game and Fish tosses in a ton of brood stock bows and tons of 12″ apache trout. We fished the lower section for about 4 hours and we both landed a few 18″ cookie cutter rainbows. Around lunch time we proceeded to the upper river where the stocking takes place. We figured it would be too crowded and would not get a spot, reminds me salmon fishing in some of the popular rivers in Alaska. When we got up there was 9 fisherman fishing the small section we wanted to fish. There happened to be a spot open so we slipped in. I could see 15-20 big fish swimming around in the murky depths, some around 30″ long. Mike and I both hooked into one of the submarines but both came off. We both landed many rainbows around 18-19″ long and lots of foot long apaches. Was a beautiful day weather wise and we had a really fun time. Lots of really cool people fishing with stupid and willing fish. Next time I hope we land one of the bruisers. To quote my friend Ryan, “It’s good to visit the whore house from time to time.”