18 inch trout, from Keystone diversion area below Ogallala Lake dam - July 12 - one of 4 fish caught in an hour - 14 to 18 inches
grass and dirt on the fish -- floppy-like in the grass - went back into the water fine
July 11th - Chimney Rock at 5pm
on the road to Buffalo WY with my bro, Keith - July 12th
north on I-25 - the Big Horn Mts far off, snowy
coming into Buffalo from the east -
heading up Hwy 16 west out of Buffalo towards Meadowlark Lake
logging in full tilt boogie
heavy snow still on the Big Horn triple peaks
still a profusion of purple --
Meadowlark Lake at 8000 feet..... a brief rainshower delayed fishing for 20 minutes ---
after fishing, sunset slides in ...
bro Keith ties down the gear
ski lodge at Meadowlark
up west on Hwy 16 the next day, going to Crazy woman Creek --
getting the gear packed at Crazy Woman Creek
lots of fast water -- fishing: good!
small (av., 6 inch) brook trout -- lovely!
not sure what type this one is ....
bro Keith, fishing a bit upstream from me
beaver lodge/dam remainders
Keith took the camera for a while -- now, me, fishing ...
wild thistle --
whizzing back down toward Beffalo
a stop at Tiehack Lake -- Keith hiking off to the west
looking east, out across the plains, toward Ucross
back south on I-25, to Casper & Douglas
last look at the Big Horn range
Laramie Peak, taken as we cross the North Platte bridge in Douglas
the next morning, early - heading for the Grey Reef area on the North Platte River, for a float trip fishing day
a sentinel guards the westen approach ....
looking north, near Casper, at the 100s of wind turbines going in ...
the North Platte River, bank-full, gleams in the pre-dawn
the power plant
west of Casper, turning south to the fishing lodge and boats
Crazy Rainbow Lodge, about 15 miles south of Casper .............. we meet our guide, and head for the river dropoff at Grey Reef, 15 miles south
another angler, on a pontoon, gets his gear ready ----
looking across to another boat from Crazy Rainbow, fishing near ---with a fish on ....
wild, fast currents -- a lot of water moving down ...
Keith gets first catch of the day -- John, the guide, prepares to remove the fly --
another boat -- many out today ---
Keith, ready for another hit ...
John displays a 20 incher!! WOW!!
putting another one back
a fly stuck way in my finger -- john jerked it out
Keith plays one in ....
another leap and dive --
John finally nets 'im
another Keith fish roils and bubbles the water
stopping at the float-boat company's shelter fro lunch --
seagulls on the river -- they eat a lot of small fry
antelope along the east bank
beautiful high banks -- great sky -- good fishing ---
and another fish ...
on the way back to Douglas, turned off on Boxelder Canyon Rd...
took many pics of BoxElder Canyon, with varying light
Boxelder Creek, way down there - a series of falls and pools -- only accessible by a long hike down-- and up
verdant hillsides --
looking north out across the plains
good cloe look at the Creek
Keith uses the binoculars to scope out the far canyon wall --
the north canyon wall, with the plains way off ---
both canyon walls -- in mostly full sun
finally heading home -- just east of Scottsbluff