What is catching a trophy fish worth to you? Will it change you as a person? To what degree would you go to catch a trophy?
A recent conversation caused a stirring in my mind. This individual referred to us[fishermen and ladies] as stewards of the water. At the time, I had very little opinion on the subject but decided to chew on the idea and now want to pose a few questions; Are there decisions and ultimately sacrifices to be made when we fish? Have we as stewards overstepped our bounds in the pursuit of trophy fish? Read more…
This is no trophy fish story, and more than we all would like to admit it, a certain comradery is formed as we fish together. Often all that remains of epic adventures are a few fish stories and mostly, the company we shared in that experience. I can remember hundreds of times fishing with my father and grandfather, yet when i think back i can’t remember ever landing a fish. I am sure there were many caught and lost over the years but what remains are the impressions of people who brought me to their favorite finspots and how their influences shaped the corners of my soul.
I want to introduce you to a well know fly fishing area that I spent much of my summer fishing, it was a place where I didn’t think I could catch big fish or even numbers of fish, but I was introduced to a body of water where I learned alot about trout and fly fishing. The Logan River, located in northern Utah, is home to a large population of Bonneville cutthroat trout. These fish are native to the Logan River. There are also two additional trout species, the brown trout and the brook trout. As you can guess browns and brookies are not native, but thrive in this river. You could say there is the trout trio in the Logan River!