Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Trifecta

This past weekend, Bucko and I, hit the Trifecta of favorite southwest Montana waters: the Big Hole, the Beaverhead, and the Slough. The conditions for fishing were tough. The sun was ever present and as such, the streamer fishing was too great. With this year's high water many of the hatches have been pushed back. Throughout the weekend, the PMDs were coming off with relative strength. It was a unique experience to fish a PMD and trico hatch in the same morning. There was some outstanding sight nymphing on the Beaverhead on Saturday. Bucko spotted a 25 inch brown trout from a bridge. Our goal was took hook the fish. Based on it's position in the river, landing it seemed nearly impossible. Bucko hooked up to the fat submarine of brown from the bridge and the fight was on. The brown seemed a tad clumsy. It seemed as though the fish just recently gained a great deal of weight and said weight was proving to be quite cumbersome. The brown took three uninspiring, but entertaining jumps and finally came unbuttoned after taking a run downstream. Enjoy the video.

The Trifecta from Yukon Goes Fishing on Vimeo.

17 comments:

DarkoV said...

Great Music. Great Mix of video & music. Great slow shots (particularly liked the "follow the barbed wire fence " shot and the slow curvy shot of one of the caught fish. Ivan, your stuff simply gets better with each new venture.
Carry on...

AZWanderings said...

They just keep getting better. Loved it Ivan. Strong work as always...

Ben

mike doughty said...

beautiful colors on those browns

Sanders said...

Well done sir! Between the music, fish, bar...this one had it all.

Cheers!

Ivan said...

@DarkoV/Father/Tats - glad you enjoyed it. your MT journey will soon be making it's appearance on the interwebs.

Ivan said...

@Ben - thanks man. thanks for stopping in.

Ivan said...

@mike d. - there is a reason the big hole is my favorite river. it's brown trout are striking.

Ivan said...

@sanders - I usually leave the camera packed away during the night time hours, but I figured I should probably document the entire experience. The Melrose Bar is a great place to grab a Moscow Mule or High Life after a day on the water. Thanks for dropping by.

upacreek333 said...

Sweet. Love the release shots. You're getting dangerously good at this! Keep up the good work.

Fly Waters Edge - Kevin said...

Ivan... NICE!!! Very Nice!!!
Dig the release shots. Sweet looking Browns but you gotta leave that Miller alone...Pale Ale... Yum! I got fish Montana.

Travis said...

Modern mans hustle! I like it.. sweet song that goes perfect with the video. the osprey to fish shot was awesome..you hit all sides on this video.. great work

Ivan said...

@chris - thanks man. i appreciate your kind kind words.

Ivan said...

@kevin - thanks. i love me some pale ale, some IPA, some scotch ale or what have you. but, a high life after a day on the water is the most refreshing of beverages.

Ivan said...

@travis - the osprey lost the fish as he pulled away. It looked like a monster whitefish. Or so I like to think. It was awful shallow and the big fish seemed to be tucked away in deeper pockets with the sun being ever present that day.

Jen said...

Enjoyed watching your videos, very well done!

Ivan said...

thanks jen. thanks for stopping by.

Gary Thompson said...

I likes me some brown trout hookin! Very cool.

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