Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Creek Trips in August

Hot days in July seemed to have subsided as we stepped into August.
Fishing condition has been changing; stream flows are now in average/summer levels and trout have changed their feeding habits and overall behavior. I tangibly felt those changes as I had a multi-day trip with a great client. We left middle-days open regarding where we would go & fish then decided as the trip went by. We hit creeks around here and had great fun.

Soda Butte Creek withing YNP was a good starter.

But then we encountered a conundrum hatch + selectively feeding cuththroat 😮. This was actually the prologue for the rest of trip.

Slough Creek fished just about the same. Here's how a guide hide behind clients during the wildlife crossing😅
Morning nymphing was slow 😕 but we picked up some hatch-rise actions toward noon😬
 A nice Cutt on a Green Drake pattern😁🎉❗❗

Next day, we decided to fish Armstrong's Spring Creek right here in Livingston.
This is one of the most challenging periods on the creeks of a year. Some insects hatches are tapering down, while other hatches are hanging in there and/or starting (guess what those insects would be). Toward noon, we picked up some actions but we caught only small specimens (which are very rare to catch in this creek!!). After hearty lunch, it was the Terrestrial Time🐛🐜🐝🐞
At certain stretch of the creek, we had good actions😎👍

Then on next day, we fished DePuy's Spring Creek.
Another challenging day.........😟😵😥 Pretty much the same condition as the previous day, we worked hard..... rising trout, sight-nymphing, terrestrials............ Each method offered us challenges, which continued toward the end of the day........... Then we encountered a very active pod of rising trout. I knew they were after midges. My client hooked a couple but they got off😧. Then I instructed him my the-last-but-not-the-least-supremacy midge technique😬
This time he set the hook well, handled the line and trout, and successfully netted all by himself😁😎🎊
Congratulations to conquer all the legendary trout streams for his first trial👏👏👏
These were the culprits of the day that we were against😲

Also for my personal note, I welcomed my birthday that takes me to a new decade while on DePuy's. This little rainbow is my birthday trout😆😂I hope to keep learning and growing, just like this little guy will.

August has just begun and season goes on some more month, come and fish Yellowstone Country and see you along the streams😉