Slough Creek was the destination for Day 8. It involved a fairly difficult 1.5 mile hike in. Over half of that was uphill.
We started out with a big breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and biscuits and gravy. As soon as we were done, off we went.
The hike in was tough but, the views were breath taking when we arrived. Jeff, being the avid hiker, decided to push for the second meadow.
Within the first 20 minutes Spencer was hooked up with a nice 18″ Cutthroat.
The fish on the creek were rising constantly, but only to exactly what they wanted.
Early in the day it was size 12 beetles. In the afternoon it switched over a bit to size 8 crickets.
Many fish were caught. Many, many, many more were missed or broke off.
Charlie hooked an absolutely beautiful Cutthroat of about 17″.
When released he decided to pose for a few extra underwater shots.
Dick laid into a nice fish that found its way off the hook before it reached the net.
We stayed and fished until 5pm and started our journey out.
On the trail we met up with Jeff who had a spectacular day in the second meadow fishing strictly dry flies.
We conversed about the phenomenal day of fishing we had, and about all the big fish that got away.
When the trek was said and done everyone was a little sore, but with an easier day on the docket for tomorrow and a huge dinner of Burgers and Brats, soreness was soon forgotten. Needless to say everyone slept well.