Platt River Wyoming
My friend Matty and I are in pursuit of fish in warmer climates. I left Alaska last friday for Denver and headed straight for the Platt River in Wyoming. The Platt is known for its epic ‘Brown Trout’ and ‘Rainbow Trout’ fishing. We timed the weather perfectly arriving just after the first snow fall of the season.
The Platt seemed to be as productive as the Kenai River and between the two of us in four days we had caught over 150 trout. Morning seemed to be the consistant hot bite. By the time the sun was over the horizon the frenzy would die off. We didn’t have much use for dry flies or streamers because the orange beads were on fire. The use of up to three hooks is allowed so we spaced a series of 2 orange beads trailed by a San Juan (red worm imitation). This setup has proven to be the ticket for the Platt in the fall.
22″ Rainbow Trout
This ‘particular’ area we fished has a reputation for monster Brown Trout exceeding 30 inches. On day 2 of the trip I hooked and landed a 30 inch Brown and Matty caught a 28 inch Brown on day 3. We talked to a few guides whom all claimed to have not seen a Brown over 27″ all season. If that’s the case, I’d say Team Alaska represented well. The fishing techniques we use on the Kenai River produced the same successful results in the lower 48.
30″x16″ Wyoming Brown
Tomorrow morning we take off for Panama for three weeks of bone fishing. We plan on targeting an array of species including Tarpon, Permit, Tuna, Giant Trevally, Cubara Snapper, Snook, Peacock Bass, Marlin and Sailfish. We are equipped with 5 – 14 weight fly rods and various conventional gear along with over 400 new saltwater flies to toss at multiple species of pelagic and non-pelagic fish. It should be a good time and we are excited to get back in the deep blue.
I’ll be sure to keep you up to date with our journey with photos and reports. PESCAR EN!!