August 13, 2016

Where Have They Gone?

Where have all the tales gone?

The art of spinning a yarn has become almost extinct. The stories and tall tales of my youth are not being passed on.  They are being replaced with video games and I Phones.

People that write stories these days are trying to impress you with their vocabulary.  Fishing and hunting stories have all turned into how to stories.  The imagination and beauty of the outdoors is lacking in stories these days.

The blind possibilities of what lies beneath the water on your next cast should be enough to spawn awe and make you smile. The outdoors needs you and you it.

It may only be this recliner growing to my behind or all this rain has stopped me from my next quest into the outdoors.  My imagination is tugging at me.  I have not written a good tale in quite some time.

 I have grown a little cynical as of late.  My laptop gives me joy most times but lately it is lacking.  The internet is a resource and it is being wasted on folks without the ability to dream and see the wonders of the world.  You look on Facebook and see all the people with agendas.  Politics and religion stifles your ability to be free thinkers and dreamers.

I sometimes wonder if folks actually like my stories on this blog or they only come here to prospect for information on big trout.  Maybe I will slip and give them a tidbit of information on my latest adventure and they can figure out where I am fishing.  They look at my pictures not with the intention of appreciating the beauty and serenity of nature but with the intent to identify where I caught my last large fish.

Do you see it in the fog way in the foreground?  It is staring you in the face.  It may not be too late for you.  Squint your eyes and move your head a little side to side.  Your next adventure awaits you.


August 12, 2016

Early Season Browns

The fishing was second to none.

Always had a good outing when water temps over 40 degrees.

Before the chest high weeds.  Before the biting bugs.
Why didn't I fish more on these stretches?

2017 early season I WILL fish these areas that are untouchable now.


August 08, 2016

The fish are only a bonus in the whole scheme of things.

Many people go to church to feel spiritual and feel in touch with the universe. I go into the outdoors to cleanse my soul. All the things in life that bother me are melted away about a hundred yards from the truck.

The fish are only a bonus in the whole scheme of things.

Sunny Not Partly Cloudy


Went out with Dave Martell this morning. The first spot Dave caught two trout.  One very nice brookie with gill lice but no photo because we didn't want to stress it.

The lower pasture we were going to fish had not one bull in it but four.  We went northward and hit another stream.

The sun was beating down and the browns were weary.  Dave ended up the morning with twelve fish total and I landed ten.

All trout that were caught were tight up to shadowed banks or in fast water.

August 07, 2016

Big Water Still Filthy.....

This outstanding hole should have a trout or two tucked along the shaded bank and stump.

There won't be any blue bells this late but maybe a big brown will be enough.

Monster Town

You want to catch a monster brown?

Get out of those manicured petting zoos.

Put your waders on.

Size up your rod.

Have at it.