Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Wild Man of Wise River

I took advantage of the terrible weather to camp in the Wise River valley - I love it over there. I had the entire campground to myself on Memorial Day Weekend. The Wise itself has bank-full and turbid, but there is much fishing to be done over there.
Got up to a lake near Wisdom that I was told had grayling - it does.
Then fished a sweet new spot on the Big Hole, but all I got where whities. There was an excellent March brown hatch and fish were looking up - I believe they were trout, but not positive.
This morning, I fished a little crick next to my campground that looks excellent - probably better when it's a little lower tho. I managed a 13-inch brown trout however.
A wonderful 24 hours spent in the Big Hole - I might retire over there.


Josh Bergan said...

Does that spot/fish in my profile pic look familiar? I try to keep that one on the down low - don't be offended if I delete your comment after a few days.

Bigerrfish said...

I see I see,,,
so the answer to my original question is... Yea it is my secret spot. ? I wont be offended in the slightest... good luck up there.

Josh Bergan said...

Yeah, that's definitely one of 'em. For the amount of traffic up there, if it was well known, I gotta believe it'd get hammered. A fair number of people know, but not the masses.

Will Jordan said...

Wishing I'd have tagged along...sounds like a good trip! The weather must have helped thin the crowds. I haven't spent nearly enough time in the Wise River country, but when I have gotten up there I really liked it.

Josh Bergan said...

Yeah Will - it was good. I would take that kind of weather every weekend if it meant I could have that much space to myself.