Many years ago now, I made the goal to fish every month of the year, no matter the weather or where in the world I found myself. Then it evolved into catching a fish every month, no excuses. My favorite fishing partner and, well, partner in all things, Garrison, had already fished every month for years, but was excited to specifically note that fish were caught every month.
We all brought quite a few to net and took a moment with each to enjoy their individual markings: electric red spots, hints of turquoise on cheeks and golden flanks.
We were recording a season 2 episode for our podcast Fishing Stories with our friend, Eeland Stribling, in early July, and like all conversations with anglers, the “we should fish together soon” came up. What is less common, finding a time that works for everyone in a timely manner. We made the date for August 1 and met at the trailhead bright and early.
Getting there early means a better fishing window for trout (temps lower to avoid stressing them out more in mid-summer) and hopefully less crowds. As expected, fishing was slower as we waited for the sun to creep over the canyon walls and hit the water. As soon as the light hit the water, the caddis started popping and the fish were eager.
We all brought quite a few to net and took a moment with each to enjoy their individual markings: electric red spots, hints of turquoise on cheeks and golden flanks. August is off to a great start with excellent fishing, finally fishing with friends of a couple years and a few miles underfoot deep into rocky canyons.
Our Side Channel Fishing Shirts are very lightweight for all day comfort on the water.
Explore Camp Mug
Made with the traditional enamel process, our camp mugs can be placed right on an open flame. Don't be fooled, though, they are just as great for a cold cocktail as they are a cup of coffee.