While Johnnie’s been working I have been  out playing as much as possible, and now and then we have gotten out together. Most of the time we have been out on the Big Hole or the Jefferson, as this is a great time of year for those rivers and they have been fishing well.  It’s still a little on the cool side for this time of year, so there hasn’t been a huge rush to get on the river before 11:00 a.m. or so.  We’ve seen a few March browns and Skwallas, as well as good numbers of BWOs, but for the most part we have been hunting up the pigs with the real deal.

Yesterday John and Skinny joined me on the Big Hole from Notch to Pennington, and we had a pretty good afternoon. We had a steady mix of dry and streamer action all day with quality fish, and even a couple net fillers.  Skinny stuck with a #12 Skwalla most of the day rose over a dozen fish, while John and I pitched junk.  At the end of the day the Olive Bottoms up and the Black Dungeon were top dogs.  Honorable mention goes to the new color (Mottled Tan) of the Galloup’s craw, which fished like a champ the last mile of float, and we’re thinking that this new color is going to do some serious butt kicking this year.  Rounding out the top five were the olive peanut envy and the black butt monkey.

Pretty huge day for the United States, so I thought I would send a pic along of my Buddy Brennan Bradley  who is in Iraq fighting for our freedom so we can all be free to go fish when we want to– Kelly