Posts Tagged ‘snake river’

Cruisin’ the Snake

November 7th, 2012

 

Beckett and Sydney

This October day smelled of fresh pumpkins and drying leaves as young anglers Sydney Smith and Beckett Maher took to the Snake River for adventure.  The gleaming sun warmed the water, awakening the trout.  Long-time Jackson guide Scott Smith navigated the drift boat.  There were animal sightings and the intermittent cry…”Trout on!  Raise the tip.”  » More: Cruisin’ the Snake

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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Jackson Hole One Fly Event A Success!

September 19th, 2011

By: Macye Maher, Owner/Manager

The Jackson Hole One Fly  is a much anticipated event every September that supports yearlong conservation and fly fishing education.  Annually Live Water Properties sponsors a team and this year’s members included:  Team Captain Alex Maher of Live Water Properties, Jim Finley of Finley Resources, Jonathan Scott of First Interstate Bank, Mike Fitzgerald, Jr. of Frontiers International Travel, Carlos Ordonez of Live Water Properties, William P. Healey of Live Water Properties and Greg Kerley of Southwestern Energy.   Matt MacMillan of Live Water Properties was a part of the WorldCast Anglers’ team.  All of these men actively fish the world over. » More: Jackson Hole One Fly Event A Success!

New Idaho Property! Fisher Bottom Ranch

February 1st, 2011

Fisher Bottom Ranch – Swan Valley, Idaho

  • 437-acre canyon setting with trees and rolling hills
  • 2 + miles of river frontage on South Fork of the Snake
  • Existing conservation easement
  • 3 cabins: main cabin, homestead cabin and study cabin
  • Incredible canyon views
  • $2,700,000

The One that Got Away

August 25th, 2010

billcuttyBill Healey of Live Water Properties caught a 19-inch cutty on the Snake River yesterday.  The fish slipped away just before Bill could turn around for a picture.  Bill appears empty-handed in the photo just after the trout got away.  The group floated from Deadman’s Bar to Moose Landing on the Snake River.

The Shoulder Seasons of Jackson Hole

June 18th, 2009

A frequently asked question during the busy summer fishing season is: what do I consider to be the best time to fish our rivers in the area?  I generally have to laugh as the angler up front hooks yet another nice fish on a large dry fly and the person behind me is so awe struck by the scenery and cobalt sky that he or she is not too concerned about the catching.  My initial thought is what most everyone prefers, the peak summer months, which are July, August and September. Then I begin to recall truly incredible excursions almost every month of the year, so after releasing a solid 15inch trout from the net I look at the guy and comment that April and October are the best times in my opinion.  Again, I laugh as he looks back and says “but is it not snowy and cold then,” as everyone assumes.

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