We’re all settled in here at TroutHunter on the beautiful Henry’s Fork in Idaho a short distance from Yellowstone National Park. Everyone met their guide at breakfast, discussed their experience level and preferred methods of fly fishing, and headed out for the water.
Ladawn Ostmann is a veteran of our Western trips and has traveled to Turneffe Flats Belize with us in addition to spending time with us in the Smokies. She really set the bar high for the whole group by catching this monster 23″ cutthroat / rainbow hybrid from Henry’s Lake before lunch on the first day of the week.
It doesn’t look like you could slap the smile off of Mike Downey’s face. He caught a number of nice rainbows like this on the Box Canyon section of the Henry’s Fork.
Chris Thompson shared the boat with Mike Downey and ended the day with this slab of a rainbow trout. Well done!
Charity and I spent our day with our children in Yellowstone National Park and did some fishing. As many of you know our daughter Willow is progressing as a fly fisher and having fun in the process.
Willow brought in this nice brown trout on the Gibbon River not far upstream of its confluence with the Firehole at the source of the Madison River. Willow actually landed her first trout with some assistance at the age of 3 in Yellowstone. Since then she’s started to hone her skills in the Smokies and is eager to get back on the water in the Rockies.
We end the day at the TroutHunter Bar & Grill every evening. So far we’ve enjoyed dishes like bison short ribs, wasabi crusted tuna, and cheese burgers and washed them down with some brew like Black Butte Porter. Here’s the view of the sunset over the Henry’s Fork from the window.