Monday, July 22, 2013
4 Days in Wyoming
Went up camping with my wifes cousins husband who owns some acres along rock creek res. just south of lander, wyoming. myself, steve and austin got up there wed. night and after we set up camp we headed down the road to the res. word on the street was somewhat recently some dam work had been done so the res. had to be drained a bit and in doing so apparently there was some fish kill. the res was then re-stocked with a couple hundred hatchery 'bows' and a some brookies. anyway we got down there in about an hour and a half before the sun went down we each caught two buck 'bows'. steve, chucking spinners caught the biggest fish he'd seen out of there at about 19". i was tossing a little olive crystal bugger. the next day after some breakfast we headed over to the little popo agie (pronounced-papozha). there we only fished two small sections and the lower one produced o.k. for some smaller browns and one that i caught around 16" and then the upper section produced a decent fish for steve but other then that it sucked ass. we also hit the lower sweetwater river and the flows were extremely low and the fish was pathetic. friday, both mine and steve's wives showed up. saturday myself, wife, step-son and niece made a scenic drive over to sikes canyon. sikes canyon is somewhat of a mystery as the river (middle papo agie) disappears into a cave and according to the visitors center, water entering the cave does not come out the other side for about two hours. apparently dye tests have been conducted which is where the two hours was derived. the middle has some amazing looking pocket water but it will have to wait till next time. a couple of times we headed to the papo agie for some much needed cooling off in one of the bigger holes in that area. all in all it was a pretty good trip.