A Near Death Fishing Experience

A Near Death Fishing Experience

It seems through out my life I have almost killed myself at least once a year recreating. My most recent scare was last weekend on the Frying Pan River in Aspen Colorado. I was with Jon (my bro) Luke and Jason. This was the first day on our weekend fishing trip. We were driving up the road to get to the gold medal public fishing spot and we saw this tasty looking hole. So we had to stop. Luke and Jason decided to stick to the left side of the river while Jon and I took the right. I wadded through the river while fishing and  watched Jon and his dog walk across a fallen tree across the river. We all fished a bit and only caught a couple small bows. Then we were over it and decided to head back to the car to get to a better spot. After wadding across the river and going up to my waist in water the first time crossing I wasn’t ready to do that again. So I headed to the log crossing and started to walk the bridge. As I got to the middle of the log looking to the left I started thinking this would be a sketchy place to fall. Then my worst thought happened. My right foot slipped to the left and suddenly I was in over my head in white water. I popped up a few feet down stream next to a rock wall. I couldn’t touch! Scared that I was going to get pulled under the rock shelf by the current I swam as hard...
Catch A Season Pass To The Canyons

Catch A Season Pass To The Canyons

I grabbed this off the Canyons Resorts blog. Its pretty fun way to try to win a season pass. Two days ago, we dropped 200 additional Tiger Trout in Alpine Lake. Not because we needed to. But because we wanted to. However, this time there’s a catch (no pun intended). The Tiger Trout will not be the only fish calling Alpine Lake home. There’s also one 4lb Rainbow Trout taking up residence. Catch this beauty and you become the proud new owner of a Canyons Resort season pass. I’m no mathmatician, but I’m pretty sure whatever monetary value you place on your time still comes in below the cost of a season pass. If not, you should probably reevaluate how much your time is worth to you. With that in mind, make your way to Alpine Lake, rent some gear and get to work catching yourself a season pass. Why Tiger Trout? Here are a  few of the reasons: Tiger trout are a hybrid (non-reproducing) of brown trout (higher tolerance for warm water) and brook trout (higher tolerance for cold water). The fish get their name from their markings that are similar in appearance to tiger stripes. Tiger trout are a favorite to stock because they are hearty and aggressive which make for an enjoyable catch and release experience. The fish help reduce mosquito and other airborne insect populations. The fish also serve as a food source for predatory birds and animals. All gear, fishing, and pricing information can be found here. *The first guest to catch, and release, the Rainbow Trout will receive a complimentary Canyons Resort season pass for 2012/2013. The Alpine Lake attendant must be notified and verify any fish caught...
New Fishin Gear To Buy

New Fishin Gear To Buy

I was just recently checking out all the NEW product from Etnies, and I found this t-shirt. It’s rad! I’m wanting this real bad. Check it out here. http://etnies.com/shop/hook/grey-heather/...
Weekend On The Green River

Weekend On The Green River

It’s been a while since Nicole and I went on a camping/fishing trip just the two of us. We only had a couple days and wanted to make sure we got to spend it with each other. We decided to grab the pontoon boats and head to the Green River below Fontenelle in Wyoming. We floated the river on Saturday and then waded the River on Sunday. We had great success and both of us really enjoyed ourselves. The Flies we had the best luck with were Platte River Spiders and SOS Nymphs. Here’s a few photos to show you our mini vacation. Enjoy! The Campsite The Sunset From The First Night The First Fish Of The Trip Nicoles First Fish Of The Trip The Sunrise Nicole Taking A Break From Fishing The Last Fish Of The...