Friday, April 17, 2009

"Montana" need i say more!

Early april would not be the first choice of many for a fishing trip to montana. However we are not most people. In this instance we were well rewarded for our sacrifices. The first day we fished the Madison below Ennis, this area is known as the bear trap. As drove in the snow was coming down pretty good and the temp was about 27 big ones. The raod going in was covered with snow and a nice step drop into the river was all that would greet you to the left, so we stayed right. The fishing was hot immediatly with bows and brown taking black angus midges, just a black midge with tinsel wraped with the wire. Randy, my brother, landed what the locals have said is a real trophy of a rainbow for that section, it went 20-20 inches. The second day was much different. We showed up just below Hebgen dam at about 10am, The temp was 17 degrees, cold. We entered the river and immediatly we were hooking up. The first fish landed was mine, a beautful bow on the San Juan. That turned out to be the king of the day. All told im sure we landed better than 50 bows, 90% on the San Juan, many of which were as beautiful as you will ever see. The trip was a great one. It was Matts first to Montana. Matt is our Fly Fishing mentor so it was a great honor to take him on his first Montana trip. The Madison is a beautiful river, but we are lucky here in Utah to have some excellent waters that on any given day will produce with the best of them.

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