Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring Tailwater Expedition Continues

Spring has been just as we know around here. It's warm but not overly, indeed we feel touch of cold during morning hours. We like this modest transition so snow in our ranges wouldn't melt quickly, especially in April to June period, so we can expect constant flow in the middle of summer (July and August).

Spring is the greatest time to pry our BEST tailwater fisheries in Montana, if not the entire world. We did the Bighorn last weekend, this time we hit Missouri River.

Here's the second voyage of my new boat at Holter Dam under the rising sun!
I read and decoded the spot......... I had an opener😎
I was slightly proud of...... However, right after,  my lovely companion made her debut on MO with the most impressive way possible!! Her first trout on her first expedition was this 21-inch long and 12-inch girth monsterπŸ˜†πŸ˜²
A true trophy and a typical of MO!!
I'm very content and capable of being happy with my own fishing results, but this was one of a few times I got jealousπŸ˜‘πŸ˜’. Later on I was able to catch upπŸ˜…πŸ˜
She kept enjoying action on Mighty MO.

Another nice buck!
We somehow found a rose washed away along the bank as we hauled in a huge hen😻🌹
This is a typical average in MO..........
It was another long-day and long-driving but we quite enjoyed.
Come and enjoy springtime in Montana!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Maiden Voyage

Another blank from the previous post........... Well, as the calendar suggests, spring has arrived! And finally it seems my daily life and schedules are up and running. And I believe some fishing can be mixed up from now on!

I'd like to announce one more big change for this year and many more to come.
From this season, I'll be with a brandnew drift boat, masterly built by RO Drift Boats in Bozeman. Project had been set from the last fall and built in early February. So both human and boat were waiting for "home".
Along the Yellowstone River access.
It's a 2017 Guide Model. Hull remains the same as the previous model but there are some major improvements.
As I loaded up my necessity gears, I did a quick job on the floor. This rubber mat is fatigue reducing and will accommodate any type of boot soles. 
Then Renee and I hit the road for fishing in a very while!
Our destination was Bighorn River, which has been running very high for this time of year, as huge spring water is anticipated.
She got the first bite for her and boat!!
While I was getting a feel of new boat, she kept catching!
We stopped and I was able to enjoy some!
She remained in the boat and kept fishing........then she got another bite which seemed larger than the others!!

So the Maiden Voyage was great and enjoyable.
What a boat!!!!! It's quite advancing from the previous model. I can go on and on just about that - perhaps in the near future post.
Also it's been exactly a year since I first took Renee to the Bighorn. Renee advanced quite a lot. She didn't even get tangled in spite of our blank and the indicator rigπŸ˜‰
We try to get out as much as we can!