Blackfoot River Fishing Report:
To celebrate my Father’s birthday, we went fishing on the Blackfoot River on Saturday. We caught probably 40+ fish between the two of us in about 5 hours. My dad hooked into two really nice 20+ inch cutthroats but lost them before I could get my act together and net them. He did land a couple in the 20″ range and caught quite a few 6-12″ cutthroats.
I landed one beautiful Yellowstone cutthroat – a 24″er on a grasshopper fly that I skittered (my word for moving the fly across the surface of the water at the end of a run) across the water. He came up and drilled it on the surface. It was awesome to watch him come up and bust the grasshopper.
No one fly was hotter than the other. We caught fish on bead head prince and hare’s ear nymphs, various grasshopper patterns, and on a blue damsel fly.
Another awesome fishing day on the Blackfoot River.
Friday – McTucker Ponds
Friday was my son’s birthday and for his birthday party we went fishing with the cousins to McTucker Ponds. They all caught quite a few little green sunfish and had a great time catching fish. The green sunfish at McTucker Ponds are all pretty small but it is a great place for kids to go and to catch a lot of fish.
Here are some pics:
I wandered off my normal beaten path and took my son to Sublett Reservoir in Cassia County. The water was very very low and the reservoir doesn’t have much left to it. We caught one 14″ rainbow on a green bead head woolly bugger. I had more strikes but the fishing were just nipping at the tail end of the fly so strikes didn’t result in hook ups.
When we left we drove above the reservoir and noticed 20+ fish probably all in the 16-20″ range about 20 feet from shore sitting in the old stream channel. If we had seen these fish sooner we probably would have tried some sight casting to them. Oh well.
Last Friday our group of 4 caught over 30 fish on the Upper Blackfoot River. It wasn’t the best day but each of us caught one fish over 20″. My sister-in-law landed a 23 inch Cutthroat. Regretfully we didn’t have a camera at that moment.
Here’s a video of my younger brother catching a cutthroat on the Blackfoot River (and getting his line all messed up!):