We made our summer trip out to Wyoming again this year, this time in September. As usual, it was a great time being in the Tetons and the surrounding areas, seeing old friends, and of course a little fishing.
This year we hiked in and fished on foot more than usual, and had some fun exploring new waters both in Idaho and Bridger-Teton. We started with some fishing in Idaho, where we stumbled across some Kokanee Salmon that were spawning up some small feeder creeks. Quite a bit different than our Alaskan experiences, but still a fun alternative to find practically by mistake.
After some time in Idaho and meeting up with good friends from Boise, we made our way back down to Jackson and did pretty good in some backcountry spots that are always as nice of a hike as they are good fishing. Small water and sneaky presentations paid off with some beautiful cutthroats.
Mid-week, we took a fishing break and spent some time with our good friends at Snake River Waterkeeper as they hosted a showing of Felt Soul Media’s film, Damnation, at the Pink Garter in Jackson’s town square.
Later in the week we enjoyed a float on the Southfork back up in Idaho. Despite a light bug hatch, that is a fun river to fish.
As always, a great time in Idaho/Wyoming…escaping some Southern heat and playing catchup on some rusty freshwater fishing skills!