Saturday, May 30, 2009

Woolly Mammoth

It was nice to finally catch some fish here. Even though the water was high, it wasn't as high as the other stream we also wanted to fish why we were there. I have been skunked here for awhile, but today everything came together. We started off throwing streamers hitting close to the banks and pulling fish from the undercut banks. We both caught our biggest fish of the day doing this. Matts biggest caught was 19," and mine was 18." After checking some other water out, we returned to where we started. The fish seemed to be in the deep, so we started with some nymph rigs. We started really catching them with a special fly. It was too bad, because Matt had to be home for work, so we had to head home. It took us forever to get home because of the darn tourists in Zion. He was an hour late for work. Ooops. Also, my battery to my truck was dead when we got back to my truck to eat lunch, so we push started it and it worked. Pretty cool. It was a definite high fiver.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Tried this picasa collage deal don't know what i think?
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Trout and Turkeys

Today Josh and I headed up to see if we catch some fish trying to spawn. How rude are we trying to catch these guys while trying to do their prehistoric dance of love. It was great. I met a guy by the name of Neal G. He is a member of the southern Utah anglers and was part owner of the late red rocks. Kind of funny, he was wearing a orange fishing shirt and fishing in flip flops. Looked really familiar. We talked and fished most of the time talking about how ridiculous it would be to change the regulations on Kolob. Not a family fishery huh? Ty had my niece up there and a family started fishing the same bank we were on, no joke at least 4 kids running around. We also saw some of those towable cabins owners all over that every ones talking about. Families all over, kind of weird I guess when they say not family friendly there thinking about those late night fires with drunks yelling obscenities all night? I made a good friend with Neal and we've planned to meet up for a little Panguitch fishing. Fishing was good, but company was great. I've enjoyed meeting all sorts of awesome fishermen this season.

On our way home Josh spotted a turkey on some land that I knew about where we could hunt. He jumped out of the truck and popped it. Pretty good shot, and now I have some marabou for some streamers from a Kolob turkey.

they worked!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

No Fish in Motoqua

Today Matt, Steve, and I tried are luck at Beaver dam wash in Motoqua. We started off the the introductions and found out Steve and Matt know each other through a good friend that is a great fishermen. We started fishing off fishing in Motoqua, this town is straight from "Deliverance". I don't know the history of the town, but get a real weird vibe. We saw lots of minnows and sculpins, but not trout. We tried many different spots on the stream, but didn't have any luck until Matt landed a 2" sucker? There were so many what we think sculpins in the water and the further we went up the bigger they got. I noticed a couple fish/sculpin that were bright yellow with black markings. I haven't found out what they are yet. The further up you got the warmer the water got as well. It was very warm at our final spot we tried. One of the tributary's Slaughter? was running into BD and it was very sketchy water. I think there were some high levels of something that may kill fish. It just didn't look very clean or healthy, no sign of life in it at all. We wondered if they locals maybe had something to do with it? they don't seem to like people snooping around. We dropped Steve off and headed to a little cow pond nearby to catch some cow pie eating bass. We got action as soon as we got on the water. Matt caught his first on a popper and I got one on a minnow pattern. It was great I ended up getting 3 to hand and Matt got 1, but he had lots of misses. I had a take on a huge frog popper, but missed it. It was a long hot day, but a good way to end the day even if it was with some bass:)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Who's with me?

I am planning on going to the DWR meeting coming up in Beaver next week. They will be voting on the current propositions for the southern region, specifically Kolob regulations. If anyone is interested in carpooling shoot me an email. Lets go and fight like we did for hb187. I think our efforts will be appreciated, signing a petition is easy, but showing up and voicing our opinions should go a long way. Who's with me?

Southern Region
May 12
7 p.m.
Millard High School
200 W. Eagle Ave.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


KRAK (Kolob reservoir advisory committee). This is a sorry excuse to push the regulations back to bait fishing for grown men that can't catch fish on anything but bait. They are using families and kids as excuses to get further with DWR. Kolob has been a better fishery since the regulations have changed to artificial lure or fly only. They have stats about the amount of fish being caught since regulations being changed catch rate down 10%, but what they don't put in is the average size of fish being caught 35 mm longer, and 127 grams heavier . This committee is a joke, and using families and children to catch/harvest more fish is sorry excuse. People act as if there is no where they can take there kids, this is the only lake in our area besides Minersville that has special regulations. Is it a coincidence that these two lakes have the biggest fish in the lakes named below? Take your kids your so worried about to Panguitch, Navajo lake, Grandpas pond, Quail lake, Beaver mountain lakes, and all of the fishing ponds strung about St. George. Better yet, take some time with your kids and teach them a way to fish that doesn't involve sitting around drinking beer, and slapping your high school buddy's ass talking about the good old days. Even better, drive your trailer to one of those lakes. Cabin owners. LOL. Its called fishing, not catching. Read it for yourself and talk to the committee and let them know what you think.

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