Saturday, March 12, 2016

Back in the Saddle

Tip of the day~ A lunch break provides plenty of time to fish...

Well, Wicket and I headed to the local watering hole at lunch for a quick fish. When we arrived we saw what every angler fears...There were two dudes in the hole and for a split second we thought we wasted lunch! Turns out they were our buddies, whom I haven't seen or fished with in many, many moons and they were headed out! We discussed the meaning of life for a bit and headed to the run.

Now, the trick to a lunch fish is to be completely rigged up and ready to go. That way you are on the river in less than 10 minutes. Perfecting this technique is important when you only have an hour (or so). 
I rigged up a Hares Ear/ FBPT dropper and landed this beauty in about 20 minutes from the time we arrived. I love me some lunch fishing...


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Battle Born

Tip of the Day ~ Nevada is not just flat desert!

Well, this last weekend was one to remember. I was given the opportunity to assist Derek on his Antelope hunt and we were successful. We started the morning early and within hours we spotted a decent buck no more than 75 yards away, standing broadside. This buck would live as his size was not quite up to par. Total for the day we saw around 8 bucks, many herds and enough people to make it seem like Gary Busey, aka Doc Hawkins, may be waiting around any corner.

At around 10:30 we rode the quads up to a saddle, hiked up a peak and then the game was on. On our way up Derek spotted a nice buck on the ridge to the peak and we were on a mission to get the upper hand. Once we crested and hopped a fence we spotted a husband/wife duo just strolling around like they were on a garden walk. They had obviously spooked anything around so we started to head out, next we heard a shot below and saw a herd with 3 bucks scatter our way. We sat patiently and watched as they began to graze and relax. Then the herd split and Derek's buck herded four doe right where we were. Derek waited for a broadside showing and then, click!!! He didn't remember to chamber a round! Luckily he was grazing, Derek chambered and BOOM, the buck was out like trout on a 200 yard shot. When Derek gave out his excitement yell, the sound was like a cow had swallowed a rooster and they were talking over each other. This was all done opening day and we planned on 4 days, so what next.

Next was a trip over to Knott Creek to do some fishing. We made the trudge from camp over to Knott Creek and we set up shop and proceeded to land fish after fish; once Derek found the "Honey Hole".   We were in some of the most beautiful landscape Nevada has to offer.

We managed to put in over 110 miles on the quads, I found a nice mule shed, Derek found an arrowhead, downed a nice buck, landed a bunch of fish and kicked back on our down time. I'd say it was a trip to remember...

Sunday, June 15, 2014

"This Boat is Real"

Tip of the Day~ Watch for spines!!!

Headed out with Wicket, Andy & Beck for a little afterwork session. I'm not one for angling still-water and yet I enjoyed this mission! Started off with streamers and worked to dries. 

The main course were all Blue Gills and albeit small they are a lot of fun, especially landing as many as Chuck Norris lands punches. 

 I will still-water fish from time to time!