Posts Tagged ‘streamers’

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 New Fork River – Private Refuge for Trophy Trout

June 18th, 2009

New Fork Brown

New Fork Brown

A watershed’s ability to provide sanctuary for both the angler and the trout is an important and often overlooked attribute of prime trout water.  As more people learn about the outdoor opportunities in the high deserts of the western United States, the pursuit of solitude here can be a challenge.  Fortunately, the West has an abundance of trout-filled waters that largely flow through public lands, and on some occasions you experience that riffle or run all to yourself.  However, imagine a wild, freestone stream that has the fertile growth of a tailwater without the crowds!  The New Fork River of the Green River drainage in Western Wyoming has these characteristics and more.  The river flows over ninety percent of its length through vast private ranchlands, which protects the resident browns’, rainbows’ and cutthroats’ refuge from constant angling bombardment.

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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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