Doc Bolton on the Bitterroot in April

Doc Bolton on the Bitterroot in April

cropped version so you can see the trout better

 

Beautiful day on the river

Doc is up again spending some time in his cabin on the river. He loves winding down, reading, exploring and of course fishing. And, he always get fish. Here he is with a nice trout on a day he fished with Jack.

Bitterroot River mid-week, good fishing and pretty spring day

Bitterroot River mid-week, good fishing and pretty spring day

Jack and Jeff always do this stretch of the river in late March as an annual trip. This starts their fishing season off and helps them get caught up after a long winter. It was a nice day overall, except for someone doing some kind of control burn on the bank…but the company and the fishing were both good.

Jeff with a trout
trout, duh
Questionable air quality. Someone is burning a pile near the bank.

 

Geoff on the Big Hole River in mid-August

Geoff on the Big Hole River in mid-August

Geoff Fitzgerald fished the Big Hole in mid-August for a few days. He had a great trip and one reason was this year there was a lot of water. He ended up fishing mainly in the faster water. Geoff takes lots of pictures when out fishing. He photos are of anything unusual and occasionally of trout.

He shared two photos from his August Big Hole River trip that illustrate both the unusual and trout

Here are his descriptions of the photos:

“The brown in the pic was right below Jerry Creek Bridge and it was hooked on the first cast using a yellow marabou muddler.

The speckled egg on the algae mat was incredible, yet a little tragic; absolutely¬†untouched and unbroken – must’ve rolled out of a nest near the bank (meadowlark nest perhaps)¬†or on gravel bar (in that case possibly spotted sandpiper or killdeer).”

Anyone have any firm ideas of the species of bird egg?

Geoff, thanks for sharing. We love getting other “points of view.”

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