Posts Tagged ‘Fishing’

Three days TAIL…

March 5th, 2012

Written By Captain Don Gable

Feb 28, 2012

Day 1: After spending the last three days on the water fishing Permit I think it’s safe to say the 2012 Permit season is off to a great start!

Angler Alex Maher from Jackson, Wyoming, took his spot on the bow of my boat Wednesday hoping to catch his first Permit in the Florida Keys. We set out early on the falling tide, under partly cloudy skies, wind south 5-10 miles per hour with water temps around 74 degrees. I slowly polled up to our first flat to find four or five fish tailing and working in very shallow, slick water. They were so shallow their backs were exposed and we even watched one fish swim on his side as he worked to cross a shallow bar. We worked through the slack and then rising tide for about two hours throwing at tailing fish and managed to get one solid eat that never came tight. The fish turned and ate the fly while quickly traveling down current, towards the boat making it almost impossible to get a solid hook set. “Let’s find another.” I suggested.

Alex and I continued to fish through the top of the high getting a dozen or so shots, it was now 2pm. After a brief roll over, the tide started to drop…fast! It wasn’t long until we spotted a good sized Permit slowly moving across the flat and slightly away. “Eleven o’clock, 70 feet going away…You got him?” I yelled.

“GOT HIM!” Alex said. I made another push and Alex launched his cast placing it about a foot in front of the going away fish and slightly left. The fish turned…Alex gave a long slow strip…another….and then the fish inhaled the fly! “YES!!!!”

Fifteen minutes later…Mr. Permit is in the boat.

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The Historic Dell Fork Ranch – Bondurant, WY

February 27th, 2012

This jewel of a historic ranch has everything the legendary West has to offer, including two miles of private trout-filled streams packed into its 127 acres. The Historic Dell Fork Ranch is 30 miles from Jackson Hole, which offers four golf courses, luxury dining and world-class skiing. The pioneering traditions have been preserved on the Dell Fork, including the original homesteader’s cabins, barns and bunkhouse.  They are beautifully restored while incorporating all of the modern day conveniences.  The Historic Dell Fork Ranch also boasts a newly-constructed, custom handcrafted log cabin for guests.  The ranch is located at the base of the 11,600-foot Gros Ventre Mountains and is directly adjacent to the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Wilderness areas. Hiking and equestrian trailheads lead directly from the ranch to spectacular waterfalls, hot springs and rarely fished timberline lakes.  » More: The Historic Dell Fork Ranch – Bondurant, WY

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!

Bar Cross Ranch – Incredible Wyoming Sporting Property

January 6th, 2012

A rare offering due to its size, the Bar Cross Ranch consists of 12,045 deeded acres, 1,440 acres of state lease, 15,711 of adjacent National Forest grazing allotment and 3,587 of BLM allotment, for a total of 32,783 acres. The ranch is located 12 miles northwest of Pinedale and one hour southeast of Jackson Hole with dramatic views of three mountain ranges. This sporting property borders the Bridger-Teton National Forest, BLM, and State lands that provide thousands of additional acres of recreational land. Bar Cross has been used for hay production and cattle grazing in the past. Private trophy trout fishing abounds on approximately 3 miles of the New Fork River and 7 miles of Willow Creek that flow through the ranch. A private 40-acre lake and several small ponds are stocked with large trout and are fed by natural springs. » More: Bar Cross Ranch – Incredible Wyoming Sporting Property

RiverSong Farm and Forest Sanctuary – Hood River, Oregon

October 11th, 2011

RiverSong Farm is a 91-acre Oregon ranch property located in the Hood River Valley, 15 minutes from downtown Hood River and 30 minutes from four ski resorts, Mount Hood Meadows, Timberline, Ski Bowl and Cooper Spur.  In the heart of steelhead country, the property consists of 19 acres of irrigated organic farmland, old growth oak, bigleaf maple, fir trees and fenced pasture for horses.   Improvements include a restored 4BR, 2BA farmhouse, several yurts and a barn, all fronting a ½ mile of the Hood River.  Recreational amenities include summer and winter steelhead fishing, with the best steelhead run on the entire Hood River rumored to be onsite.  » More: RiverSong Farm and Forest Sanctuary – Hood River, Oregon

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

Conservation Project Recently Completed on Twin Waters Fishing Retreat – Henry, Idaho

September 15th, 2010

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dsc_0170resizedLive Water Properties and the owners of the Twin Waters Fishing Retreat are proud to announce the completion of a recent conservation project on the ranch.  The 700 acres of wetlands that provide critical habitats for the area’s elk, deer, moose and waterfowl, have recently been placed under a Wetlands Reserve Program conservation easement.  This same protected riparian corridor is also the setting for the 3.2 miles of Blackfoot River frontage found on the ranch.  Both sides of this trophy fishery meander through the heart of the ranch providing excellent fishing opportunities for the area’s prized native species, the Yellowstone cutthroat trout.  » More: Conservation Project Recently Completed on Twin Waters Fishing Retreat – Henry, Idaho

Tuna Fishing in Oregon

August 11th, 2010

dsc00083resized2Ryland Moore and Spencer Frantz of Live Water Properties caught 23 Albacore tuna in early August about 55 miles from Newport, Oregon.   Fishing off of a 26-foot Striper they caught many 20-pound fish with some weighing in over 25 pounds.

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Sheep Creek Ranch – Manila, Utah

June 15th, 2010

sheep-creek-ranch-6-5-2010-001Live Water Properties is excited to announce its newest listing in eastern Utah – Sheep Creek Ranch.  Located seven miles south of Manila, Utah, and less than one hour south of Green River, Wyoming, the property consists of 234.37 deeded acres.  This Utah ranch for sale is completely surrounded by national forest and state lands.  Sheep Creek flows through the ranch for approximately one mile offering private fishing for wild trout, with miles of additional fishing in adjacent creeks and rivers on the forest and state land.  Sheep Creek Ranch is 32 miles from the Flaming Gorge Dam and the world class trout fishery on the Green River.  The property is four miles from the boat ramp at Sheep Creek Canyon on the Flaming Gorge Reservoir which is well known for huge lake trout.  The county road to the ranch is on the Sheep Creek Geological Loop, offering some of the most spectacular geological formations in the country.  » More: Sheep Creek Ranch – Manila, Utah