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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:26 am 
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I went up to Montana and Wyoming ( Yellowstone+Grand Teton National Parks) for a fishing vacation with the family this june.

The scenery was great, the fishing was excellent despite early june being the worst time to fish the montana streams due to spring runoff (meltwater flooding). The catching was so-so but whatever i caught, it was good! I caught and released all of my fish...

I caught a few brown trouts ( 21",18"), rainbow trout (17"), westslope cutthroat trout ( a whopping 24") and lake trout (16").

We even hiked and got chased by a grizzly mama bear crossing a trout stream with her cub.

Montana is great. Everyone fly-fishes, including the old lady at the motel check-inn...she wouldn't even tell me about her fishing spots coz they were so darn good :wink:

My bed sheets adorned rainbow trout, the headboard had trout reliefs , even the airport had a trout trophies on display!

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Mastercard Moment- Fly 15000 odd miles to Bozeman, Montana, US: a ZILLION dollars! Check into the Royal7 Motel: $50. Wake up next morning to early june snowfall...priceless!!




DePuys Spring Creek, Livingston, Montana. A private ranch property with daily rod limits for insanely technical fly fishing with visible super-vary brown,rainbow('bow) and cutthroat trouts. The scenery is just mindblowing.





Culverts flowing into deep pools at DePuys. Big fish streamer fishing.





Grinnel Point looming over swiftcurrent lake, Many Glacier, Montana. You will see them rise in the evening like a "boil" on midges everywhere..trying to land one is another story.





We hiked a half day to Grinnel Lake, only to find this cold glacial stream (right before being chased by the grizzlies). There's trout in these cold waters...the bears got damn pissed when we tried getting to them trout!





Grinnel Lake. Native Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon,Whitefish, arctic grayling.





Family fishing day on Lake Yellowstone





Fly Fisherman Paradise : Gibbon and Firehole rivers in the Yellowstone Park. Hatches through the day. Some predictable, some not...the fish rising and sometimes jumping.the trout bums,they fish, come hail,rain or snow...





24" Westslope Cutthroat Trout being landed





Trying to dehook without harming the fish. It's illegal to kill cutthroats in the yellowstone lake. However, its MANDATORY to kill Lake Trout, irrespective of their sizes. There are stories floating about a 60" lake trout somewhere in the middle of this lake.





Size Check





16" Lake Trout from the Yellowstone Lake. I released this guy even though he was a keeper but i thought he was a rainbow!! I realized it was a lake(mackinaw) only yesterday on studying the pictures closely!! Anyway...i caught all the 4 trout species in the area so i came back happy.





Sunrise over Yellowstone Lake





Fishing in Lake Jackson, Grand Tetons...in our own little rented motorboat with a bottle of wine and rising fish all around.





Standing on a driftboat casting a 5 weight flyline into the swollen upper madison river. caught my first fish within the first 15 minutes of drifting. You can see the delight of disbelief right here.





they bend like that only when its a nice fish.





thats a nice fish : a 21" brown trout





2 necessities of life





Perspective...they even have trouts on their beer bottle caps in Montana!





Flies, Montana Style.





The one that got away...from my bumbling,fumbling hands!





18" Brown Trout





17" Rainbow Trout caught on a muddler





Panorama Shot after pulling the drift boat off the river. A good productive 8 hour fishing day!!


That's about it for now. We clicked over a 1000 pictures!! I think i'll be still sorting through these for a month. I'll post more later im sure.

Cheers!!!


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Wow...........Bobby.
Simply superb.
Excellent photos. Loved every one of it.
Some great fish there mate.

Ravi


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thanks ravi :)


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WOW! What a beautiful place. And great fish. Good going mate.


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Excellent pics. Thanks for sharing the pics.


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Quite stunning view of Montana. Beautiful pics Bobby. Really appreciate you sharing them with us. You made me feel so good looking at these pictures. These trouts are a lovely looking fish. Guess what just yesterday night I was watching this movie "A River Runs Through It (1992)" and the Golden Pond. What a good movie about fly fishing in Montana. It was a sheer coincidence that I get to see the actual Montana the next morning. WOW I am really amazed with the beauty of that country side. I bet you must have a time of your life fishing in Montana. Thanks for the report and for the release of this lovely fish.

PS: The rod looks like a cabelas salt striker with the butt sticker still on it :)

Have a good one.
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Great Stuff Bobby !

simply awesome pics. Congratulations on the Catch & for C n R.

regards,
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Thanks all.

teritex- the spinrod is a cabela's fish eagle 2 and the flyrod is a sage.


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Awesome


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You lucky lucky man. The scenery is breathtaking. I can feel the chill in my bones by just watching the pictures. Great trip mate and thank for sharing.

A big congratulations on an amazing trip.

Keep it up and regards,

Ali. :P


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Awesome place. Congrats on the catch.


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AAAAAWWWWWEEEESSSSSOOOMMMMEEEEE!!!!! Good catches :D

Cheers


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superrrrrr

only if i can live there ! fishing all the day ,sleeping all the n8, :-)


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still looking for a partner for my fishing adventures...


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Wonderful pics. Thnks for sharing the pics and happy fishing.


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