Posts Tagged ‘trout’

Montana Fly Fishing Trip

July 18th, 2013
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Rainbow trout caught on Coyote Creek Ranch

Waking up at 4 A.M. is only enjoyable if the woods or the river is involved. We watched the sunrise as we traveled over the Teton Pass on our way to fish Montana Live Water. We had big plans to enjoy the next two days fishing the waters of Montana for the first time. It proved to be an angler’s heaven. With turn-offs and public access to waters around every corner, we were amazed at how much passion the entire state of Montana has for fishing. » More: Montana Fly Fishing Trip

Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited Clean-up Day

June 11th, 2012

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In May 2012, members and friends joined the Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited (JHTU) board in giving their time to clean up Flat Creek during the Town of Jackson’s Spring Clean Up.

It’s hard not to make friends when you are walking along your town stream and straining to find trash on the shores of Flat Creek. This stream project takes place once a year; the banks were relatively clean. The water ripples by, almost imperceptibly rising with spring run-off. However the current is ripe with foam, places where trout will break the surface for a dry fly come July. » More: Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited Clean-up Day

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
Photographs courtesy of Scott Smith » More: A Saturday in September: Fishing on the Snake River

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

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!

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.

Fishing on the Wind River Indian Reservation

August 23rd, 2010

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Bill Healey of Live Water Properties caught a nice brown trout on the Wind River Indian Reservation in July while fishing with friends.  He landed the trout just before the group stopped for lunch.  Of course, the fish wasn’t part of the midday meal; he was happily released back into the river waters.

Fishing on Lewis Lake in Yellowstone National Park

June 28th, 2010

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On an un-crowded boating day in June, Alex and Macye of Live Water Properties, discovered solace and excitement along the shores of the Lewis Lake in Yellowstone National Park.  The drift boat churned through the water and then anchored.  With stunning clouds hovering, Alex and Macye found a place where sandy bottom mixed with darker volcanic rocks.  Anchoring, they geared up and almost played like they were in saltwater, side strikes and beefy hook sets looking to achieve the results:  lake trout, some more silver, others tempered brown, again and again into the net.  It was a blast.

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

Live Water Properties Boasts New Listing in Montana – Flyway Ranch

January 6th, 2010

flyway10Just 25 miles as the crow flies from the Rocky Mountain Front, Flyway Ranch lies equidistant between Great Falls and Helena, Montana, along the fabled Missouri River. The 160-acre ranch was purchased in 1993 and has been meticulously updated and improved to become not just a prime wildlife refuge, but a place where residents and their guests can enjoy privacy and seclusion while having access to two cities with endless outdoor and cultural opportunities. The ranch sits at 3200’ in elevation, enjoying mild winters and easy access all months of the year.  For the avid outdoorsmen, the Flyway Ranch boasts over a mile of prime fishing on the blue-ribbon, tail-water Missouri River, where there are thousands of fish per mile. The Flyway Ranch also has prime habitat for ducks, geese, Hungarian partridge, pheasants and deer.  Most remarkably, the ranch boasts views of pristine mountains and ranchland.  There are no houses visible from the ranch, which is highly unusual on such a popular trout river. » More: Live Water Properties Boasts New Listing in Montana – Flyway Ranch