Posts Tagged ‘cutthroat’

Drift Creek Ranch – The Hot New Oregon Ranch for Sale!

February 21st, 2012

Drift Creek Ranch represents one of the last great strongholds of wild salmon, steelhead and sea-run cutthroat trout in the lower 48. Comprised of 126 +/- acres of pristine Oregon Coast Range forest, the ranch contains approximately 15 acres of cross-fenced pasture, a 3,932 sqft custom creekside home, large barn, tack room and more. In addition to the 1-mile secluded stretch of Drift Creek frontage, the property affords adjacent access to an added 1.2 miles of private fishing on hard-to-access public land upstream of the ranch. This provides an incoming owner with access to over 2 miles of riffles, runs and deep pools that hold 10-40 pound fresh, wild steelhead and salmon. With healthy runs of fall Chinook and Coho salmon and large runs of wild winter and summer steelhead, complimented by a population of sea-run cutthroat trout and a few Chum salmon, Drift Creek can out-rival any wild anadromous fishery and keep any angler entertained year-round.   » More: Drift Creek Ranch – The Hot New Oregon Ranch for Sale!

A Saturday in September: Fishing on the Snake River

September 21st, 2011

By: Macye Maher
Today Beckett (5) and I went with Scott Smith and fished from the dam at Jackson Lake to Pacific Creek.  It was epic.  A chilly wind and powerful sunshine created a decadent fishing atmosphere.  Beckett caught three cutthroat on a dry fly, all of which just surprised Scott and me to no end.  The cast grew better and better.  The first cutty took on a skating fly and the other two we watched very visual trout “takes”, and when we told Beckett to set, he did urgently.  He fought them well, and afterwards gave thumbs up and a smile.  He is a patient and happy angler, loves the boat and went barefoot the whole day. 

To fish with Scott Smith e-mail ssflyfish@rocketmail.com
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Double L Ranch Club – Star Valley, Wyoming

September 19th, 2011

Nestled between meandering bends of the Salt River and the rustling aspens, the Double L Ranch affords the most discerning buyers an opportunity to enjoy a true Western paradise that has been carefully planned from the big picture sporting amenities down to the custom details. This picturesque setting gives a limited number of individuals the chance to design an inimitable home meticulously created by one the country’s most well-known custom builders – Lance Mortensen – while enjoying the incredible amenities provided by the western landscape and private sporting club. The 400-acre Double L Ranch Club is located a short 45-minute drive south of Jackson Hole in western Wyoming’s wild and scenic Lincoln County. » More: Double L Ranch Club – Star Valley, Wyoming

Legacy Spring Creek Ranch – Come Fishing With Us!

May 19th, 2011

Legacy Spring Creek Ranch  – Springfield, Idaho

This 671-acre ranch is arguably the finest waterfowl property in the entire state of Idaho. It is located 2.5 hours from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 2 hours from Driggs, Idaho, and 2.5 hours from Salt Lake City. Legacy Spring Creek ranch has over 3 miles of spring creeks located next to the 56,000-acre American Falls Reservoir in Springfield, Idaho. This combination coupled with a productive agricultural component and with the ability to grow key food crops, creates the perfect storm for record numbers of ducks and geese. It is not uncommon to see thousands of mallards and Canada geese loafing on the spring-fed creek systems and grain fields. An array of both game and non-game birds frequent the ranch including Widgeon, Teal, Gadwall, Canvasback and diving ducks. The ranch harbors a robust wild pheasant population to keep any bird hunter occupied after a morning in the blind. For the angler, large trout in excess of 30” cruise these waterways and provide a size class of fish rarely seen in a wild system. The most prominent species are rainbow and cutt-bows, and massive brown trout have been caught on the property. This turnkey operation offers a 5-bedroom home, a garage/shop with gunroom and bird cleaning facilities, plus equipment necessary to enjoy the Legacy Spring Creek Ranch immediately.

Wind River Fishing in Thermopolis, WY

December 14th, 2010

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John Merritt of Live Water Properties took off with a few friends to get one last fishing adventure in before winter. They headed for the tailwaters of Freemont County, looking for aggressive trout.  The weather was challenging, however they managed to catch a few trophy fish. » More: Wind River Fishing in Thermopolis, WY

Burney Creek & Clearwater Lodge – Fall River Mills, CA

November 29th, 2010

The Clearwater Lodge is a picturesque western fly fishing lodge on 43 acres offering several accommodations for family and friends. Choose from the main Lodge, Annex or one of several charming cabins. Connected to the Lodge by a portico, the Annex provides European-style lodging with six single bedrooms and two large shared baths. The Annex’s spacious sitting room features a natural rock fireplace and is perfect for gathering with friends to share golf stories and fishing encounters.

The Howell Farm on Robinson Creek – Price Reduction

April 20th, 2010

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The Howell Farm on Robinson Creek has been reduced to $1,750,000 from $1,902,000.  Located near Warm River, Idaho, and ten minutes from the farming town of Ashton, The Howell Farm on Robinson Creek is comprised of 317 rolling acres.  Green pastures, aspen groves, timbered areas and stunning views of the Teton Mountains and Caribou Targhee National Forest create the landscape of this incredible property.  One mile of Robinson Creek flows through the ranch where angling opportunities abound as owners fish for rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout.  These trout often reach trophy sizes due to the healthy populations of aquatic insect life and terrestrials, as well as lack of pressure on the creek.  In addition to onsite fishing opportunities, angling waters are plentiful in the surrounding areas.  » More: The Howell Farm on Robinson Creek – Price Reduction

Private Fishing on New Fork Meadows

November 11th, 2009

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The trout in these pictures are a good representation of the healthy fish thriving in the fishery located on our newest ranch listing, New Fork Meadows, located in Pinedale, Wyoming.  A small private meadow fishery, the New Fork River in its upper stretches provides exceptional habitat for rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout to thrive.  For more information on New Fork Meadows, please click here. » More: Private Fishing on New Fork Meadows

Team USA in the Jackson Hole One Fly

October 2nd, 2009

Photo courtesy of Neal Henderson with Reaction Photo

Photo courtesy of Neal Henderson of Reaction Photo.

Alex Maher and Brian Hartley of Live Water Properties rounded out a team of exceptional anglers to form TEAM USA in the 24th Annual Jackson Hole One Fly competition. Maher posted a lofty score during “Saturday’s competition with numerous quality cutthroat between 15-18” – his secret weapon was a small black terrestrial which was deadly in the braiding side-channels. Hartley was assigned the often overlooked whitewater section from West Table to Sheep Gulch.  Given the low pressure system that had moved in and the ominous cloud cover, he opted to fish sub-surface with a clouser minnow variation. » More: Team USA in the Jackson Hole One Fly

Fishing on the Flying Goose Ranch

September 23rd, 2009

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The fishing on our newest listing, the Flying Goose Ranch, on the Gros Ventre River is fantastic. Red hot cuttys coming strong to dry flies.  The dimples on the water in the last image are of rising fish – it looked like the water was boiling with big heads (I broke one off by a massive cutty just as the sun was setting).   For more information on the Flying Goose Ranch, click here.

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