Oh what a day, what a day.
We decided to fish an off the beaten path stream that we will call stream x.
The days adventure called for a 3.5 mile hike into stream x’s valley.
It was a fairly moderate hike with several minor encounters with wildlife along the way, and one major run in with a herd of Bison.
As we were making our final descent down to the river we heard some loud grunts, and after some research we noticed about 50 Bison headed right for us on the trail we were hiking on. After both parties realized the situation the Bison kindly decided to take the side trail and avoided us by about 20 ft.
It got the blood moving, but the fish in stream x are what got the heart pounding.
After quickly rigging up, our feet were wet and fish were eating.
Many, many fish were brought to the net and several more left us scratching our heads.
The fish were 90% Yellowstone Cutthroat,…
…but an occasional cutbow would make an appearance.
Most fish were in the 10-14″ range but a few in the 15-17″ area came out to dance.
We saw absolutely no other fishermen, (thus the name stream x) and were kept busy all day.
The water was gorgeous and the company was great. All in all it was a pretty perfect day.
To make a perfect day better, on the way out we saw 3 black wolves on the ridge above the Northeast Entrance Rd.
Tomorrow’s day of fishing will consist of some exploring of the Soda Butte and the Lamar. Want to know more about stream x sign up to come out with us next year. Heck, I will take you there!