Most people will never understand why I get up before dawn, in the rain, snow, or summer heat, to stand at water's edge. Whenever I am asked why I do it, my response is..."for the rise."

The Pictures Tell the Story

I am sitting here totally stumped on what to write about this trip. I’ve started and then erased a bunch of clever lines. The words are not deserving of these fish and these places. The two spots I was able to fish with good friends for the last four days are so special to me that I really have no words to describe them. I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking. We started out on the Boulder Mountain where we spent two and a half days fishing all over the mountain targeting Brook Trout in some lakes and Cutthroats in others.
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There were a few stand out fish that rewarded us for our hours of standing in one spot stripping dark colored leeches. Matts fish was 20 inches and close to five pounds. A size few Brookies achieve, even on the Boulder.
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We left the mountain elated and headed down to Hatch. Hatch Utah is one of my favorite places on earth. Its where I went as a kid to visit Grandma and Grandpa, its where I caught my first Trout, and where I watched my great uncle fly fish which was the first person i’d ever seen cast a fly rod. I’ve explored miles of the river there and have a good understanding on where the big fish hang out. This trip did not disappoint. Each of us caught several Browns over 20 inches in a small stretch of river. This is truly great Brown Trout fishing and the rainbows seem to be doing well this year too.
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A huge thanks to these guys for the great company, phenomenal photo skills, and many laughs. Can’t wait to get out again with all of you.

11 Responses to “The Pictures Tell the Story”

  1. Arizona Wanderings Says:

    Kyle,

    Looks like one hell of a trip. You guys landed some beautiful fish. Nice work.

    Ben

  2. Craig Says:

    No call or text …. I feel slighted… That brookie is a toad almost looks like a female tiger with brookie fins…

  3. Kyle Says:

    Thanks guys! Craig, I was finally invited on a boulders trip instead of me doing the inviting. Haha. So as usual I was sworn to secrecy.

  4. sharla graf Says:

    Beautiful fish Kyle and so glad we got a little hug and visit with you there in Hatch! That is one of my favorite places also and so I am glad you love it as well. So many stories told this weekend and of course the one that came up at the Ranch was all about you fishing out the slough with Great Grandpa Garth when you were around 2 or 3!

  5. Nate Says:

    Great stuff! Wish I could have made it!

  6. Ryan Says:

    Stand up work!!!!!

  7. Angie Says:

    Gorgeous fish, gorgeous pictures, gorgeous country. I miss Hatch.

  8. marilynheap Says:

    Great fish Kyle. They really are beautiful. Uncle Dunk, Aunt Aleen and Derick were here this week working on the Riggs home and Dunk and Derick got a little fisjing in. They cought some beautiful fish also. Dunk dosn’t get in much fishing anymore because of his health but he still enjoys it very much.. Miss you and love you. It was great to get a little hug last week end. Keep in touch….Love Gram

  9. Kyle Says:

    Thanks for the kind works everyone. Grandma, thanks for the post! I love that you get on here and check in on our lives. We love you!

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