Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Geen River Brown's Park 3/29/10

I have had a trip planned to the Green for a month or so to deliver a boat to Trout Creek Flies. They now have one of our boats for rental, which is a great way to enjoy a day on the river, and be in one of our boats. Here's a link to their web site... http://www.fishgreenriver.com/ From here you can make a reservation.
Doug agreed to meet me in Brown's Park, and save me from having to drive all the way up. I mentioned the prospect of a "D" float to a couple of folks, and we came up with a plan to camp Sunday night, and float Monday. This was new water below Swallow for all of us. . The river down there is dominated by cut banks, gravel bars, and grass beds. We saw herds of deer, lots of geese and ducks, canyon beaver, and open range beaver, red tail hawk, and maybe an otter. The fish we caught were all Browns. The weather was variable. It could have snowed once or twice, When the wind wasn't howling it was almost warm. The sunny and warmer day before must of kicked Red Creek loose. The water color was a little off.
Here's a nice fish Herb caught. I'm thinking it's a little over 20". He ran into this one lurking between two refrigerator size clumps of grass about ten feet off a very steep bank. It ate a small black leech. We threw tandem rigs, and big segmented numbers, but the most productive was a # 8 or so single streamer. The fish didn't necessarily cartwheeel over the top. The water is still cold. The Green is lining up to having an old fashion kind of good year. The water is running a steady 900 out of the dam. I'll be heading back to check in on our boat, and see how the blue wings are coming along around the terrace pool.