Here is a pair of pictures that juxtapose the outing Stephen and I had with our kids on Sunday.
Stephen and I fished a Baraboo Hills stream Sunday with our kids in tow. The kids had a great time exploring and Stephen and I caught about 15 Brook Trout on flies (without really trying).
Have you found that fishing for trout in the morning or the evening gives you better action than fishing in the middle of the day. I have. I’ve always attributed it to water temp or trout hiding from the bright sunlight. These may be factors, but there’s another element that I just recently became aware of. Smart guys call it the Diurnaly Periodic Behavioral Drift of aquatic insects.I call it bugs that let go and float downstream at around the same time every day.
Behavioral drift: The nymphs and larvae of many aquatic insects sometimes release their grip on the bottom and drift downstream for a while with synchronized timing. This phenomenon increases their vulnerability to trout just like emergence, but it is invisible to the angler above the surface. In many species it occurs daily, most often just after dusk or just before dawn.
Last July, my wife Rebecca and I took a trip to the Grand Tetons and Jackson, Wyoming with our good friend Courtney and Brian. Brian and I did some fly fishing, landing a total of three Cutthroats, while Courtney and Rebecca went shopping and on a day trip to Yellowstone. We spent a day together at Jenny Lake and Cascade Canyon as well.
This is beautiful country, no doubt about it. If you’ve never seen the Tetons in person, you will surely want to someday. They are breathtaking.
The trout water is very different from our spring-fed creeks, as they are reliant on snowmelt and precipitation, along with hatching insects that provide food for trout. Brian and I were told later that we likely fished too low for July conditions, and that we should have fished a bit higher in elevation. It is essential to find a reputable fly shop for advice on which rivers are in good shape each day.
I hope you enjoy the photos!
Great article on a father-son duo who’ve been fishing with Len for six years…
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