Sunday, July 16, 2017

Another Powell Trip!

I am going to keep this short, sweet, and to the point, which is fishing! We fished Powell again, my first time in a long number of years since we were living in Germany for a decent number of years. On to the pictures!

We stayed at a family friends, friends house boat, and it was awesome!

We started fishing as soon as we could and the lake was up a good number of feet, and is still rising!

Give it a few weeks and there will be a TON of new cover all over the lake

There were fish to be had all over the lake. No matter where we fished we were able to pick stuff up. I had never targeted, or caught a Stripper on the fly. This trip I decided to give it a go. An hour into day one I scratched that off my list.

Big fish of the trip went to me this time. Though is was a Golden Bone it still put one hell of a bend in my rod. We had an audience watching us as I tried to land this thing. I pounded the shore for bass and this guy hit like a Large Mouth and took at least 15 minutes to land.

We fished as far south as Iceberg Canyon and as far north as Good Hope Bay

We always seem to hit the time on the head when it comes to Bass fishing there

You can not beat the views at this place

Even from the lodge the views are something to behold

Even leaving, as hard as it is, the drive is awesome

Finally, the oddest catch of the trip, goes to my dad. He was ponding the bank looking for Crappie and Walleye when he thought he had a weird bump. He reeled in this prize, which he somehow still caught in the mouth

Another great trip, with great company!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Finally back home

We finally got back home to the states! I took a quick trip out to Dallas to visit my Mom, pick up my truck and dog, and just hang out and have a good time.

I even had about an hour to fish a farm pond for bass, and it was a success 

 I got to see Audie Murphy's birthplace. If you don't know who he is, Google him, he is a true American badass!

Once I got some what settled, I got to go fish. I pulled up to a blue bird sky, calm water, and 14F temps.

I started catching fish almost immediately.  All of these fish were hard hitting, hard fighting tanks. A change from the fishing I was used to in Germany. The first fish I caught was thick as a tank.

This continued for the rest of the day

At the end of the day, I decided to head home, and stopped to admire one of my favorite views in Colorado

Sunday, September 4, 2016

We are moving!!

It has only been a year since I posted here. I have fished less and less, but we have finally received word that we are leaving Germany and moving to Colorado. I can NOT wait to start fishing all of the time again. I might even consider giving up golf for fishing, since golf is all I have been doing since last year. 

Here is a little piggy I caught out of the Dream Stream a while back that went all of 17 inches long, but huge around the gut!

Friday, May 15, 2015

It sure has been a while

well over a year since my last post. Well I am heading home for some golf and fishing, so a picture heavy post will come soon, I promise!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Fishing the Alps

This past long weekend I had the chance to head to Mittersill Austria. I am going to try to keep this short and to the point and let the pictures do the talking. We got into the valley around 0830

We were able to see a sign of the National Park Hohe Tauern

We stayed at the Hotel Braurup, the service was out of this world, the food was amazing, and the fly shop was top notch, even the views were great

The Hotel had access to something like 90 miles of various streams and rivers, and multiple lakes. It would take you months upon months to fish all of the access they have. Be sure to visit their website at the Hotel Braurup

The first place we hit was the Hintersee and every where we went there was water from every direction

The views from the lake were out of this world

We heard and saw two very large avalanches in the back of the valley

After several colorful Brookies and Grayling we called it a day. Our second day started on the Felberbach. I spent the first part of the day watching and taking in the sites.

After a short bit we decided to head up to the Leni See

We went from there to a neat little restaurant and had a killer lunch and finished the day fishing the Stausee

The last day I got to fish there we passed by the Kimmler Wasserfalle

We headed up to the Finkau See, which no one in our group had ever been to. It did not disappoint. Though the weather was not the best in the world and it snowed a little bit the fishing was lights out. I see now why certain folks love Brook trout. These were the bigger of the fish we caught this trip, and they had some eye popping color and a ton of fight in them. We also found a cool little alpen haus up in the hills. 

We are thinking of heading back down in August and hike the higher mountain lakes. Slovenia is on the radar as well, stay tuned

Monday, March 3, 2014

Open Season

Our season fully opened here in Germany on the 1st, so now pretty much everything is fair game. I took a day off of work today to head down to the river and try to get some fishing in, and I was not disappointed at all. 

I had all of the gear I needed for the day

I got all geared up and went at it. The rivers here are a mix of rivers like back in the states. The Black forest has everything from free stone streams, to rough and clear chalk streams. 

I sure had some slippery hands today, I could not keep the several fish that I caught in the net. I did manage two, because the game warden was around, and hes a great guy, he showed me quiet a few places so when I caught the rainbow and brown I of course had to keep them. The rainbow and brown I kept to eat went about 16 inches each, nothing stellar but good table fare. 

Of course after such a rough day of fishing its good to have a cocktail at one of the local watering holes