Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Biggest Trout of My Life

I am not going to dilly dally around the events of this weekend. It was great. Went to the Madison River, the Ruby River, Warm Springs Creek, and some name-redacted ponds and caught fish in each body of water. The weekend started with the biggest trout of my life. A brown trout, 4+ pounds, between 22 to 25" inches (a guestimate), with a massive head took the M&M's streamer that George Kesel tied up for me in some ponds. While, the fishing could only go down from there, I was able to manage some solid fish on the Madison, despite the 40 mph winds and gusts of 60+ mph. The Ruby River, which has been described as a mini-Beaverhead, certainly proved to be worthy stop on our trip as it's browns were healthy and hungry. It was a great weekend of fishing. Check out the video (in HD). I am fully aware that I have two pairs of sunglasses on in portions of this video.


fly fishing the madison, the ruby, and some ponds
from Ivan Orsic on Vimeo.


Side Note: Clif from the Lunker Hunt recently spent some time out here in Montana on the Big Horn River. Check out the video, posts, and pictures from his trip. Looks like it was a good one.

25 comments:

Clif said...

Man, right out of the gate with that stupid bottle...caught me off guard.

Thanks for the blog love...Montana was pretty sweet.

Ivan said...

you're welcome for showing you the preferred method of high life ingestion and also for the blog love.

Stephanie and Dustin said...

Congrats on that awesome brown. Great footage!
-stephanie

Ivan said...

thanks stephanie. it was quite a trout.

Jay said...

Congrats! Nice fish. Nice video.
The droplet of water on the lens makes you like the "anonymous angler" for a moment with the big brown.

Ivan said...

thanks jay. alas, the droplet is the gift and the curse of waterproof cameras.

Matthew D Dunn said...

Love the epic High Life shots. And you can probably cross 24" brown off your list.

Ivan said...

thanks Matt. Have to give High Life it's due. I have been debating whether to cross it off or not. I never got the tape on it because I wanted to get it back in the water, but I am fairly sure it reached that landmark.

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

I want to go right now to the Maddy!!! Good for you...My best was about the same size on the Madison. But, I have to wait until October to go back up. :(

AZWanderings said...

Fantastic work and congrats on a great fish. Strong work as always. Love the video.

Ben

Ivan said...

@RD indeed. tis a great river and october will be a great time to hit the maddy with the browns getting ready for spawn and all.

@Ben thanks man. much appreciated.

Mel said...

Just wanted to add that was some weekend of trout fishing and video making. Very nicely done on both ends.

Ivan said...

thank you very much Mel.

Gary Thompson said...

I'm thinking contest for most cracked windshield. Think I've got you beat.

Isn't it too cold for beer? It's brown water season until May 1st. I make the switch when I de-winterize the sprinklers. It's kind of like not wearing white before Memorial day.

Sweet fish porn!

FCFT said...

FCFT channeled through Sean says, "I can dig it!".

DarkoV said...

I believe there's an ancient Chinese proverb that goes something like this... "All great theses are preceded by great fish jumping out of water to pursue the fly"

May your correct fly be tied for the thesis...and congrats on the Big Mama.

da East Coast Old Man

DarkoV said...

p.s.
Think this is the best video to date (although I'm hoping that the music will some day actually be more Montana-like....). SOme of the longer shots could Bureau of Tourism Montana bits.
Looking @ this video..I'm thinking there's not way in hell you'll ever move back to the East Coast.

da East Coast Old Man

Ivan said...

@ Gary - you definitely have me beat. My windshield is in perfect condition, it is my friend Bucko's car whose windshield has been damaged. With regards to beer, it is never too cold for a beer, especially a high life. I certainly understand your current setup, brown water does work well in the winter.

@FCFT - thank Sean and FCFT

@DarkoV/Tats - I certainly hope so. that is apparently the path i am taking. thanks - i know the music could be a little abrasive. but, I was so excited for my "pig mama" that I chose the most abrasive music possible.

Owl said...

YEAH MAN, IVAN! W0000-Hoooooo! Way to go! A great fish and another cool video! :) THANKS MAN! Feels like I'm right there with ya!

Ivan said...

thanks owl. glad you could make by my puny blog after you done blowed up yesterday.

Travis said...

awesome video, i like the road trip/driving all weekend vibe, and sweet fish!

Ivan said...

thanks travis. there is nothing quite like a fishing road trip.

Sanders said...

so sweet! high life...big fish...snow...bacon...what else is there?

Ivan said...

@ sanders - nothing else. nothing.

Troutdawg said...

Great looking fish!

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