Archive for March, 2010

Sunday Fishing

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

As we were leaving the lodge, there were some deer in front of us. We were turning up to the last gate to the main road when we saw some geese in the field in front of us. I took a picture to show the view as we turned onto the main road. A little farther down the road we saw a good herd of deer and then domestic buffalo. As we neared the end of the gravel road , we saw a Big horn sheep. We reached the river about 11 or so and headed to one of my favorite fishing spots. Erwin caught a few and decided to head upstream, but I stayed back to catch a fish before I moved on. I caught a really nice rainbow. Erwin and Nevaeh were catching a few here and there as we headed upstream. I was not connecting, but that was OK it was a great day to be fly fishing. I have another favorite spot and when I reached it, I started catching more fish. One was a big brown. A great day for me. Erwin had headed back and was fishing just below me when I caught the big brown, and he caught a really big brown that was over 20 inches and I had the camera. When we got in the truck to head home, Nevaeh was asleep in 5 minutes. We stopped to check on the horses at winter pasture and the mule named Lucky came over for a snack. He has quite a personality. We saw another herd of deer while we were in the horse pasture. The water is still low and the wind was blowing, but there is no day better than a day on the river fly fishing.

Family Fishing Day

Monday, March 15th, 2010

We went fishing for the first trip of 2010. Before we left the lodge. the kids had a little snowball fight to start the day. The weather was good, but the fishing was a little slower than we are used to. The water levels were a lot lower than normal. We caught several fish and had a wonderful day. All the kids had a turn reeling in fish and the oldest took on the task of netting the fish. It is a great opportunity to get the kids started with fly fishing and enjoying the outdoors, and best of all, quality family time. When we left the lodge we saw a couple Big Horn Sheep on the way as well as deer and antelope. By the time we started fly fishing, the kids were ready for lunch. We waded upstream a couple miles fly fishing  some really great holes along the way. The morning fly fishing was a little slow, but as the day went on and some bugs started to hatch, the fly fishing got better. As you can tell from the photos, the trout , browns, rainbows, and even a cutthroat ranged from 12 to 20 inches.

Erwin & Sherry Clark
Broken Arrow Lodge & Outfitters
Erwin Clark, Outfitter #5715
406-842-5437
P.O. Box 177, Alder MT 59710
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