Fishing Update May 12, 2012: One of Bozeman’s Secret Spots

Fly Fishing Portraits, LLC

Throughout the Gallatin Valley near Bozeman, Montana there are hundreds of spring creeks and ponds that contain some spectacular trout.  In one such pond that covers less than one third of an acre, there are numerous fish that exceed 10 Lbs.  I’ve had the privilege of fishing there on three occasions in the past month where “the census” has yielded dozens of fish between 16 and 20 inches and at least eight rainbows between 5 and 10 Lbs.  Pictured here is one of my favorite fishing partners, Ron Burnside from Colorado Springs, CO.  The smile he radiates is contagious, the fish are epic and the condition/fitness of the fish are possibly the healthiest we’ve ever experienced.  I know that there is a 12 pounder there Fly Fishing Portraits, LLC(because I’ve had him on the line) but there’s a reason that these fish are that large – food is abundant and they’re very educated!  Expect spring creek conditions in these remote/private fisheries and don’t expect to catch much on flies larger than size 16.  We hope you enjoy the portraits in the gallery.  T.O.

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