Late October. Most rivers are closing down. The Brown trout are on Redds. So are the Bull trout. We had our first significant snowfall the other day.
Recently I fished a Cutthroat stream several times with a friend, Bruce. Below are some photos from this season and also last Fall when we visited some of the same rivers. When fishing with Bruce I cover several pools to get a few good trout. Bruce generally stays on one pool and catches many. An outstanding, versatile angler. My dog Abby also enjoys his company as he always brings her a bag of treats.
The photos below are of another outing this Fall where I was privileged to be guided by Vic Bergman owner of the famous Crowsnest Angler Fly Shop: (https://www.crowsnestangler.com/). I worked part-time at his iconic Fly Shop this season and last, and he generously treated me to a day on a British Columbia Cutthroat stream. He stayed in the background and took some action shots and a few fish photos which I fully appreciated as I generally fish alone, and therefore don’t get that type of photo perspective on my blog. Many thanks to him for the day and memorable shots.
I hope Pool 85 will be there for a long time. Bruce knows how to catch fish, that’s for sure. I don’t think I did any “guiding” the day we went out. I just stood back and watched. You knew what you were doing. It was probably the easiest guiding trip I have done. It was a fun day!
Hey Vic: Thanks for the day on the creek and great photos…hope drives (road conditions) to Ft M have been ok past few days..
Those are cracking fish Bob!
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Hi Joe: Yes some nice cutthroat trout…clear water and sunshine this Fall. Saw a quick video of you with lake fishing gear…inflatable tube/ boat. Looks fun!
Hope all is well.
Great post Bob. Big, strong looking, and healthy fish. Bruce really is a jack of all trades, and a master too. Beautiful BC cutthroat in the last picture. Lower stretch? I think the snow is here for good now. See you next year!
Daniel: Thanks for comments. Yes, lower stretch…you know that creek well. You probably have figured out a way to book it for next yr. You probably have 10 days booked and an equal number on the Wig. You are probably camping riverside right now…with a box of freshly tied bull trout flies. Graduate yet? Because if you have, I need a bridge designed and built. Hope you and family all well. Last day for me at shop. Hope Vic can handle it on his own, ha!
It looked like a nice spot to spend an afternoon. Long flat stretch like the spring creek pool on the SC. I can’t wait to get my hands on some licenses for next year. We should try and book a day on either creeks for next summer. Hopefully your internet is good enough to hold up against the influx of Washingtonians willing to spend half a million dollars to get a month on the wig. Anyways, have fun on last day.
Yes, we should try and get an overlapping day on one of the creeks. I must say Cutts on SC are as fine maybe better. Take care.
Very nice photos, it’s good to see some colors in your blog as well as to see you in action.
Humberto: Yes some color…not a bad thing. I look forward to your blog posts during my winter; your summer. Good luck.