Hosted Yellowstone Trip 2012 8/23/12
Well here it is our first day of float trips and our first day to the 2nd Meadow of Slough Creek. We had to build up our energy for our hike and for a day of casting to rising fish. Biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs , and of course fresh fruit were just the candidates for the job. And a great job they did feuling the fish catching machines . Eight of our folks met up with their guides and headed out to float the Yellowstone.
All came back with great results. There were even reports of some large fish that were caught. Lots of tails of 100% action on the dry fly. Tomorrow we will do a full report of all the float trips and will add some proof to these fishing tails by posting some pictures.
Today we are going to talk about our first visit to one of our favorite places in Yellowstone National Park, the 2nd meadow of Slough Creek. It is quite a hike in, 4 miles roughly, but the fish are spectacular and they can be large. 20″ fish are not uncommon. We started the journey with a brutal uphill hike for a mile, and then it settles down into rolling hills.
Along the way I had a first in Yellowstone after my 9 years coming out to Yellowstone. It was a badger. Don’s eagle eye picked it out and we shared company for about 5 minutes before we started on our journey again.
We reached the meadow of our desires and got geared up and heading to the water. Scott got into them quick and landed a really nice fish.
Don handed out several sore lips himself. On being an 18″ that inhaled a black and red ant.
Ants were the key in the early part of the day, with the focus changing to emergers as the day rounded out. Steve ended his day with a 20″ Cutthroat that sucked up a size 24 BWO emerger.
Scott stayed busy with fish most of the day and and ended it up guiding his dad, Ken E, into a beautiful fish.
At around 5 we had to pack up and head back down the hill to rush home for pork tenderloin and roasted red potatoes and ended it up with a delicious peach cobbler made by Susan.
There is no way around it, we have to mark another one down in the spectacular day column! Tomorrow we will be finishing up our floats and heading back to second meadow..