03-18-2003, 09:56 AM
A friend and I had our first fishing trip of the year up on the North Platte in WY. The male fish are starting to show their spawning colors and some of the females were fat with eggs. The fishing is not great yet, we landed about 50 fish between the two of us. We caught most on midge pupa and emergers, RS-2, miracle, black beauty, barbed wire and Yong’s size 20-22, we did not have to resort to the small stuff. We also hooked a few of SJ worms, and scuds. I only picked up one fish that went 5-6. I worked him for maybe 5 min and almost had him in. He saw me and high tailed it over a small falls breaking my 6 lb tippit like it was 7X. No fish over 20” were landed but we both caught fat males right at 20” that went about 2-3. I took my worst dunking yet on Sunday. I was fishing a deep channel standing waist deep on some slippery boulders. I got my foot stuck between some rocks, lost my balance, spun around and landed back first in the channel. I started floating in the 38 F water with only my head and feet visible. I crawled out of the channel, swallowed my pride and headed back to the truck for a beer and dry clothes.