to look for the
silver lining today. I’ll
saying that we had the pleasure of floating below the Grand Tetons the
day – which was a beautiful sight.
we floated past Harrison Ford’s property although we
didn’t see him. And,
thirdly, we conquered the elusive "Snake
River Slam" of fishing today.
Snake River Slam you might ask? Well,
are three fish that live in Wyoming’s Snake River –
the beautiful Cutthroat
Trout, the Whitefish (known as the Rocky Mountain Bonefish by many),
all impressive Sucker (a prized fighting fish if there ever was one
especially on a day when you couldn’t buy a bite). We can’t claim
there are more than one each
of these fish because that’s how many we caught – 3.
Our day started around 7:30AM as
guide Jason Moore picked us up at our campsite.
As we were launching our boat I looked at the
water and wondered, “why
is it so brown and flowing by at a crippling speed?” We would later find out
that we were to be
the inaugural party to “run the Snake”.
Unfortunately, it is still springtime
in Wyoming. I know, I thought the same
July 7th! Well,
apparently early July is still
springtime in river speak in Jackson
visibility could be measured in inches
today – versus feet. I
had a hard time iimagining trout were living comfortably here. The
us sounded like someone was sanding the paint off the bottom of the
would need to wear eye
protection from all of the sediment in the water if they were to come
close to our flies or lures. I
was just too dangerous for them to be out today.
I almost fell out of the boat
again – which has become a common occurrence lately. Oh, I’m
convinced it’s bound to happen
eventually – hopefully in a little warmer water though.
Our guide today was great –
wasn’t much he could do to put us on good water unless he put
the boat on a
Today marked our 27th
State with no rain - awesome!
We also saw about 8 bald eagles
they looked hungry too. A
birds included pelicans, geese, and ducks.
Oh, by the way, Taylor caught
the biggest fish again - beat
me only by a foot today as my trout was
a solid 6 incher. We were very grateful for the
and we've decided they need more respect as he is now the
our video today.
At 1PM we were back at our RV and
setting our course for Dutch John, Utah
– a tail water fishery below Flaming Gorge Dam –
is about the clearest water
on the planet. They
call the stretch
we’ll fish the “aquarium” so the contrast
between today and tomorrow should be
shocking. Don't fret though, we know the Snake is a great
river - we just hit it wrong this time around.