The End of the Record

by | Jul 1, 2011 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

I probably popped off a couple times over the years on my blog that I’ve never been skunked on Island Park Reservoir. It’s a tough lake and worth a brag or two if you always catch at least a fish. But today that perfect record came to an end.

Look back exactly a week and you will see the blog where Rick Schreiber and I fished Jenny Lake. We absolutely put the smack on the mackinaw and even snuck in a few cutties. Well today at Island Park Reservoir the fish put the smack on us. We were the men of a thousand casts and no fish.

I drove up to Island Park this morning. I met Rick at the TroutHunter at 8 AM. You already know how much I love it up there so I was there early and hung with a few of the usual crowd, most of who are heading home today. Then Rick and I drove the long dirt road to the west end of the lake. It’s an area of finger shaped bays and usually big fish hunting nymphs. We motored around so Rick could see the lake then we began fishing, and fishing. and fishing. . . Before we knew it the clock struck 7 PM and we hadn’t landed a fish. We both thought we had a touch once during the day and we saw a total of 5 rises. It was brutal!

On the bright side, it was a gorgeous day on the lake. The wind blew lightly only on occasion. It wasn’t too cold or too hot, and the scenery on Island Park is breathtaking. We called it a day kind of early, two hours before sunset because Granny set us up with steaks all carnivores dream of. We feasted and tonight we are camped in pure paradise. You don’t always catch fish!

1 Comment

  1. Erik Moncada

    Al to familiar with that kind of day.

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!