Monday, September 26, 2011

Secrets Dry Fly Fishing For Fall Tiger Trout & Staging Monster Rainbow Trout

Secrets Dry Fly Fishing & Catching Fall Spawning Tiger Trout & Staging Rainbow Trout
Late Fall Spawning Tiger Trout have voracious appetites putting on weight for the spawn (false), although they are sterile they still come with a full set of hormones for both male and female.  These teeth are desinged to grab anything that moves including grasshoopers, adult damsel flies as well as ants, spiders, water boatman, and big dragon fly adults.

Go To Where The Big Trout Are
Whether you are fishing on private waters or public lakes and streams you need to locate the locations that have an abundance of the Tiger & Rainbow trophies you want to catch.  After all your research is going to be the first step to your successful outing for giant trout.

What Are The Lunkers Eating Right Now...

Once you know a desirable location start checking out the fly hatches for the area so you know what flies are available when you arrive.  Look especially for a good supply of terrestrials...since this is key food source for lunkers this time of year.  Here is a  link to a FREE hatch chart for Northern Utah Waters:

Contains weekly updates.

What Are The Current Anglers Catching

Check the local information to see what is happening and where to fish on the water as well as times and techniques.  Trophy Trout School provides complete assistance whether you use a guide or not.  Our information is to help everyone have a great day of fishing for Monster Tiger & Rainbow trout.

Huge female Tiger Trout showning off that awesome yellow belly of the brown trout with body size of a mature well fed trout feeding on large terrestrials like hoppers etc... I love fall fly fishing for these monsters.  Trophy Trout have been living on the ranch for over 10 years and run in size from 3 Lbs - 12Lbs!  These are awesome adversarys  that tail dance and run for Mexico when they feel the bite of your hook.
Check Out The Lay Of The Land & Water You Will Be Fishing

Google satelite maps will give you a really good look at what the terrain and waters will look like.  At trophy trout school and Hogans Ranch you can zoom right in on the still waters and even see the shallow flats next to the deep gin clear water where the fish hide.

Be sure to zoom in on the waters and watch how the water enters and leaves the ponds so you know where the feeding fish will be lingering.

Fall staging Monster Rainbows are preping for Spring Spawn just like their ocean loving cousins Steel Head Trout.  If we only had access to the Pacific our giant Rainbow Trout would be true Steel Heads and not the land locked type.

Early fall photo of the ranch still water upper pond with not even a breeze moving the water.  Note the intense blue sky and clouds reflected in the gin clear waters.  Home of trophy tiger trout and monster rainbow trout close to provo, salt lake city, park city and ogden utah.  Dove Creek West @  Hogan Ranch is a working cattle ranch that offers priv ate  fly fishing for both Trophy Tiger & lunker Rainbow Trout.  Fly fishing instructors are available year round from Trophy Trout School located at Hogan Ranch.  Year round access by reservation open to the general public 7 days a week.

Oh yes male Tigers are fast, smart and fight like there is no tomorrow.  Dry flies or nymphs and streamers will land a good size Tiger almost any day at Dove Creek West at Hogan  ranch in Tooele county, Utah.

Now Get Out Before Fall Slips By & The Hoppers Die Off

Fall Trophy Tiger Trout Trophy Trout School Fly Fishing Video

How To Catch Spawning Tiger Trout With Hoppers video

Monster Fall Staging Rainbow Trout & Tiger Trout Fly Fishing Near Salt Lake & Park City Utah

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall Spawning Brookies, Browns & Hybrid Tiger Trout & Staging Rainbow Trout

Fall Spawning Brookies, Browns & Hybrid Tiger Trout, Fly Fishing Heaven

The dogs days of August are behind us as the cool evenings carry over into the perfect short sleeve weather of days where the sunlight even feels softer to our skin.  The Brook Trout, Brown Trout and their hybrid, the Tiger Trout are all in the early stages of the fall spawn and their bodies have begun that annual change to a large girth with that all familiar kipe jaw and the colors are brilliant.
Sunsets come late but give us an awesome reward with vibrant colors in the cool fall evening air.

Even though Rainbow Trout will not begin spawning until early Spring they to go through a staging process throughout fall and winter.  We see this in their vibrant colors and growing girth as they put on weight for the great Spring spawn. 

During cool fall fly fishing weather the Tigers, Rainbow, Brown & Brook Trout are a favorite target for the angler.  Fly fishing grasshoppers, ants, adult damsel flies and anything else that falls into the water is a sure fire method for catching adrenaline filled trout who are gorging themselves before the winter freeze kills of the terrerstial popluation and their diet returns to scuds, leeches and nymphs.
Big Brother Little Brother & Trophy Trout School Guide Show Off Beautiflul Monster Rainbow Trout Preparing For Winter Staging Dove Creek West At Hogan Ranch, Home Of Trophy Trout School In Utah 
Everyone has the opportunity to tangle with really large trout this time of year and what great memories are made for the whole family to enjoy.  Not just catching and releasing the trout but taking in all of the beauty the outdoors has to offer.  Many years from now everone on this family adventure will recall the day and with the help of photo varify the rainbow trout truly was a monster who lived to
fight another day.

An Autumn Day Can't Be Beat Enjoying Still Water Dry Fly Fishing For Tiger & Rainbow Trout At Hogan Ranch.  Guests Fish With or Without Guides & Fly Fishing Instructors On Private Waters Close To Salt Lake City In Tooele County.

Beautiful Male Tiger Trout Ready For Fall Spawn (False Spawn).  When You Are 14 And Catch Your Utah Trophy Size Tiger Trout On A Fly Rod You Will Grin Ear To Ear...Just Like Adults Dol 
Before fall slips away take the family on a fly fishing trip with or with guides or even learn how to fly fish with our excellent trophy trout guides and instructors....Let the kids learn from a guide while dad and mom enjoy the time fishing on their own.  Dove Creek West At Hogan Ranch is only 45 minutes from Salt Lake City, Park City, Utah County, Provo & Ogden Utah.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall Fishing In The Uinta Mountains

An evening in the Uinta mountains fishing with my grandson

It was an interesting and very enjoyable evening spent fishing in the Uinta mountains with my grandson.  We arrived late in the afternoon with just enough time to get in some good fishing and relaxing time before the sun began to set. 
Fishing with my grandson
nice monster rainbow
trout he caught
...To Build A Fire
The setting sun was about one fingers width above the mountains and as I had promised, it was time to build a campfire for my grandson, Tanner.  He helped me gather the kindling from the surrounding sage brush and watched as I split the white pine I had brought from home into progressively smaller pieces.  There is something really satisfying about splitting wood, and it is more than the old “wood warms you twice” adage.  For some reason you somehow have a relationship with the wood and are grateful as it gives up its structure for your warmth.

Then we started the fire with paper and matches.  Tanner could hardly keep from piling all the wood on at one time, so I showed him how to add a little wood at a time so the fire would burn down into nice coals and still keep a nice blaze going. 
Then The Stars Came Out To Play
My fishing buddy with another
trophy trout
It got too dark to fish and we pulled our folding chairs upwind of the fire and warmed our feet and hands.  The darkness gathered around us like an old familiar blanket.  The stars began to speak up and the Milky Way appeared; something I haven’t seen for a few months but still a familiar silver cloud of stars adorning the darkness.  It always reminds me that there is more out there, so much more.

And then, my attention was drawn back down and into the fire.  Sitting there, wrapped in my hoody was Tanner with his face aglow in the fire light.
Good Night Sweet Dreams
Is there anyting more beautiful
 than the outdoors?
It’s at times like this that I get in touch with something.  It is more than fishing and catching fish and crawdads.  It goes beyond a day spent fishing and enjoying the outdoors – the animals, trees, flowers and water that seem to fill my soul.  I don’t know what it is except that I saw it…in a child’s face lit by the campfire.

                                   Fenwick Fleigenbinder  9/5/2011