The Upper Owens River in the shadow of Mount Whitney is one or the last places to fish in the Eastern Sierra where you can still catch decent fish and the crowds aren’t too bad
I’m anxious to get back to Silver Creek and see how the Kilpatrick Pond restoration turned out. I understand they dredged and re-channeled the pond to keep the water moving and improve fish habitat. It should cool the water and improve fishing in the lower creek area. Here are three tubers last spring, just below the bridge.
Walking down to the Henry’s Fork in Idaho, I glanced over and saw this net hanging on a fence post. It makes you wonder. Did someone catch a fish that was so big it tore their net apart? Or was it just an old net that had seen better days and the fisherman left the bones here in this fitting place. We’ll never know, but it sure makes you wonder.
Been to the Silver Creek Store lately? Picabo Anglers has expanded their fly shop to include just about anything a fly fisherman might need while fishing Silver Creek. No need to make the long trek up the valley to purchase a license, buy flies, get the latest info on the creek or upgrade your gear. The store also has a great restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and snacks. Next time you’re in the area, stop in!
Tubing the creek
These anglers are starting their day on world famous Silver Creek in Idaho with their fishing guide on Kilpatrick Pond. This area of the creek is known for feisty large Rainbow Trout. If you would like to order a print, clicking the image will take you to an order form on my other website, http://rncphotographer.photoshelter.com