Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Break (SB2011)

I was off work and school all week after a bouldering trip to Newlin Creek, I finally got on the river for some fishing on Wednesday. I went up the Poudre Canyon the weather was beautiful like 70 degrees and I caught some small rainbows on dry flies. It was exciting that the fish were finally hitting on the surface so much better than nymphing.
Then on Thursday I left town to go visit some family in Missouri and it happened to be the beginning of Spoonbill Snagging Season. So we went out on Table Rock Lake up the James River and tried to catch some of these prehistoric river monsters. I didn't get any, but my dad caught a seventy pounder check out the photos, what an ugly fish.

They are pretty weird looking and they don't have any bones they're all cartilage like a shark. It was quite the experience to catch something like this in fresh water.