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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