Cutthroat Trout on Soda Butte Creek

                                                John McGarrity, Soda Butte Creek 1, Yellowstone NP, WY 2016                        Proghorn Antelope 1, Soda Butte Creek, Yellowstone NP, WY 2016

Soda Butte Creek is located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Situated in the northeast corner of the park, the stream is a tributary of the Lamar River. It offers great scenery to anglers, along with regular encounters with wildlife such as proghorn antelope.

                                              Polly Dean, Soda Butte Creek 6, Yellowstone NP, WY 2016                        Polly Dean, Yellowstone Cutthroat, Soda Butte Creek 3, Yellowstone NP, WY 2016

The fishing is relatively open and easy for the native Yellowstone cutthroat trout that abound in the creek.

Published August 11, 2016

Guadalupe Bass in South Texas

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Guadalupe bass are a black bass species found only on the Edward Plateau of south-central Texas. These river fish grow only to weights pushing 3 pounds, but are scrappy fighters and great to catch on a fly rod.  The Guadalupe River State Park just north of San Antonio is a good place to find them. Several rapids broken by deeper pools offer good places to fish.

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The average Guadalupe is likely to be in the 10- to 15-inch range, but they are plentiful and usually ready to hit artificial lures and flies. But, be for warned, if fishing the park on a summer weekend, you will have lots of competition from swimmers and tubers!

Published July 21, 2016

Fishing Georgia’s Cooper Creek Scenic Area

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The Cooper Creek Scenic Area is located in the central portion of the Chattahoochee National Forest of North Georgia. The stream is a very popular put-and-take trout fishery, with two national forest campgrounds located on its shores. Access is easy from Forest Service roads.


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However, when the road bends away from the creek in the scenic area the fishing is very different. It requires some hiking from the bridge on Forest Service Road #236 up into the scenic area to find wild and colorful rainbow trout, but the effort is worth the walk.

Posted July 6, 2016