Typical Montana small stream cutthroat, so much fun to catch.
Gorgeous brook trout, honestly we should have kept these for the frying pan. They are invasive in Montana, they are actually an East Coast species and were transplanted here. Montana Fish and Game encourages people to remove these guys from the stream. However on this trip everything was released.
Another cutty, caught a lot of these guys about this size. Some were really colored up and gorgeous. This one was pretty colorful.
My son enjoying some evening fishing.
The next morning we got up bright and early and headed out to fish the Boulder River in Big Timber Montana, not far from Bozeman, and then visit Joe's girlfriend that lives in Bozeman. When we got down to the river it was super crowded, by Montana standards, and the wind was really blowing. So we only fished for just a bit then just scrapped it and headed over to Amber's house. Honestly I think I will take the Boulder off my rotation, there are a lot of cabins, summer homes, and vacationers. I have had some good days fishing there but honestly there are much better options in my opinion.
Golden trout have been on my bucket list for years and the plan was to leave Bozeman on Saturday morning and head down to the Beartooth mountains in southeastern Montana, camp and fish on East Rosebud creek and then get up early Sunday Morning and hike into Sylvan lake and try to catch some golden trout.
Photo to the left is a picture of the East Rosebud Valley, it was gorgeous and has lots of history. If you're interested, google the battle of the Rosebud, a sad time in US History.
Going to leave it off right there for now, to hear about flat sleeping pads, snow, and picking up Continental Divide Trail hitchhikers, and of course more fishing click on the link Montana 2018 Part 2. As always if there are any requests or comments feel free hit me up in the comments.
See you on the creek, Chris