Monday, June 27, 2011

Tiger Trout

While fishing with "Dutch" over the weekend on the Allegheny River, we hooked this trout that we could not identify until we got it in the net.  It was a Tiger Trout.  It was only the second one that I have had a client catch and the first one that I have ever seen on the Allegheny.  The only other one that I have seen was on the Clarion River.  For those who do not know, a Tiger Trout is a cross breed between a Brown and a Brook trout.  It was a nice surprise and a really nice fish!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Last Chance Riffle

After a good day of fishing on the Allegheny River, we managed to catch this nice rainbow out of the last riffle before the takeout.  We had a good day with some quality browns landed and some nice fish that got away.  This best fish of the day came after drifting the same small pocket for 20 minutes before finally getting a strike.  I guess persistence really does pay off!  Nice fish Phil.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's not just about the fish...

There is more that makes a trip than just the fishing.  Seeing the wildlife and landscape make a day on the water all worth it!

Allegheny Bows

Just a couple more fish pics from our day off on the water.  A couple of nice rainbows

Hook, Land, Pose, and Celebrate!

 Shane with a nice rainbow and the whole story captured in a series of pictures.  It was a good day to be off and fishing the Allegheny with Dave acting as our guide.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Better Late Than Never

Finally the Allegheny river is fishable.  We got down there on the first day that the river was down and it felt great to get the Helios Switch Rod back out.  The fish are pounding caddis larva as usual.  Every fish caught had a mouth full of bugs.