Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Summer Trip


I am planning on hitting all the local waters this year from the Sevier, Boulder mountains, few trips up north to the hit the Provo at my sisters house, and possibly trip to stay at friends and fish the Logan river, just to name a few. However, I want to plan a good summer trip to an "A" list river.

I've really been liking the idea of fishing the South fork of the Snake near Swan Valley Idaho or the Arkansas river in Colorado near Carson City. Both are about 8 hours away and both are prime fishing spots. Arkansas is better for targeting big browns and lots of fish. South Fork is lots of dry fly fishing for lots eager cuts.

I would like to take a guided day on the first day and fish/float on own the second. I figure a 4 day trip would work, a day for driving each way and 2 days of fishing. The average guided trip for two anglers for a full day is $500 on the South Fork. Arkansas is around $350-$400 If we got 3 others beside myself we could really cut the expenses of the trip.

I think around mid-late July would work for the flows on both rivers to be down. Possibly earlier who knows. Let me know if interested.

1 comment:

Lori said...

My husband says that the Arkansas River in Canon City isn't as good as the South Fork in Swan Valley. We used to live in Colorado and he fished the Arkansas a lot. Pick what you'd like though. :)