The outdoors revitalize my being no matter the activity and even if only for a moment.
Being outdoors reminds me of what is most important; therefore, I long most days to be in the great outdoors.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Low & Clear

LOW & CLEAR Official Trailer from Finback Films on Vimeo.


More eye candy for you guys who like this kind of thing. Interesting looking video.
"Personality comes out in fishing and there is no way to hide it."

Opener of Pheasant Hunting

Brad H. and I went out on the opener and got 3 birds.  We saw about 12 birds total which was really good for not having any dogs.  Fortunately, there were so many people out that a lot of the birds got pushed to us.  Most of them sat really tight and had to literally be kicked to get them to fly.  It was a great day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

ksl.com - Another ‘big one' that didn't get away

ksl.com - Another ‘big one' that didn't get away
October 29th, 2010 @ 8:33pm
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR -- Remember the big catch made at Strawberry Reservoir we told you about earlier this month? Well, here's another fish tale for you.
Bryant Bunnell of American Fork caught a nearly 30 inch-long cutthroat at Strawberry Reservoir on the morning of Oct. 23. Hey says he was fishing from the shore at about 9:00 in the morning and was using chub meat as bait.
Here's the story in his own words:
"I saw a fish swirling around my bait right before my bubble disappeared. The second I tightened my line, my drag started spinning and I knew I had a big fish on -- but I had no idea how BIG. After a few LONG minutes of working the drag and wearing it out, we finally netted it and pulled it out of the water getting a good look at his size. I couldn't believe my eyes: he was FAT and LONG. As I lifted up the biggest fish I'd ever seen in person, I let out a couple ‘yeehas' and it was pictures and smiles for the rest of the day. A day I'll remember forever, a trout of a lifetime. "
The fish measured 29 inches long, with a 15.5 inch girth, and weighed 8.4 pounds.

Monday, October 18, 2010

ksl.com - Fisherman catches ‘the big one' at Strawberry

ksl.com - Fisherman catches ‘the big one' at Strawberry

October 15th, 2010 @ 9:44pm
By Rod Zundel

This 34-inch, 14-pound cutthroat was caught this week at Strawberry Reservoir
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR -- This is "the big one" that didn't get away. It's not a "fish tale," either. It's the real deal.
Tuesday, a 34-inch, 14-pound cutthroat was taken out of Strawberry Reservoir. According to Paul and John Phillips, owners of Strawberry Marina and Lodge, this is the largest cutthroat caught at Strawberry since the lake was poisoned in 1993.

We didn't find out the identity of the fisherman until he saw our story. Midvale resident A.D. Green he called KSL Sports Friday night to let us know it was him.
Green said he made the big catch using a needlefish lure.
Monday, a 10-pound rainbow was taken out of the reservoir. With the cooler temperatures, the big fish are in shallow water and are very active.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Our dinner...


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Triple Catch on "Somewhere" in Montana

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The last of "Somewhere" in Montana pics...

Look at those amazing spots!
Paul- the King of Spinner Fishing.
Another pic of the brown that snapped my rod.
Never a dull moment.
I can't wait until next year!

Even more of "Somewhere" in Montana

The very upper part of the canyon.
Even the small creek up the canyon held decent trout.
More spinner fishing on holes that I could not pass up along the road.
The mountain range at the top of the canyon.
Paul scoping the small creek at the top of the canyon that we still caught trout out of.
Paul with a nice rainbow.
Brad stoked with his fatty bow.
Another solid hook by a Gilbert Rowley Nymph.
A nice underwater shot by Brad's underwater digital camera.
A snapshot of one of the releases.  We caught and released over one hundred fish in 1 and a half days.
A nice brownie.
The only pic of the biggest fish of the trip.  Paul caught over a 4 pound brown, but it fell to the ground and got dirty.  He wanted to rinse it off for a good photo, but it came out of the the gill hook during the rinse off!  I have never seen a man so devastated.  The good news, was that his bad fishing streak was over!
Paul caught this one right after losing the over 4 pound one.  This one was a lot skinnier than the one he lost.
Working the stream from all angles.
Brad gets another one from nymphing.

More of "Somewhere" in Monatana

This Brown broke my 4 wt by swimming through my legs when I was trying to net it.
 
The road looking down "Somewhere" Canyon (Creek to the right).
Getting ready to go fishing for the day.
Brad's Beauty.
The flow of the water.
A Gilbert Rowley Nymph that Brad had great luck with.
A nice brown by Brad's Dad, Paul.  It inhaled the lure.
Our morning of fishing on "Also Somewhere" Creek- in rained, sleeted, snowed , and hailed on us.  We did not catch a single fish on the creek so we went back to "Somewhere" Creek.
Brad's self portrait in Moose Territory- we never saw him, but heard about him.
The storm in the distance.
There are mountains in the background, but you can't see them from the storm.
The campsite.
The view from the campsite.
Getting ready to go fishing again.
Paul drenched after falling into the water up to his neck.
The fun just never ended.
Getting some spinner fishing in over lunch.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Somewhere" in Montana

My fishing trip with the Hansen's to "Somewhere" in Montana on August 26, 27 & 28th.