Well the 7th Jigfest was another success and not just because of the fishing, it was good seeing old friends made as well as new ones during these gatherings.
The fishing wasn’t great my first day, the high water flows of the white had dingy water and trash on Friday and the fishing was rough as Phil stated. I invited my friend Nick to join us for his first experience on white river, it wasn’t I was hoping for his first experience there. However the gatherings that evening and the Eric’s BBQ where awesome as usual.
Today was a different story, with the advice of Ham and ZigJigMan aka “the human seines”, some of us made a trek to the Norfork as the flood gates flows where at a decent level for fishing. That decision turned out fantastic. Nick fished with me till 2pm and we had 83 boated by the time he had to leave, and I mean some fat fiesty rainbows with several cutthroats mixed in. Nick started the day with an 18 inch bow on the Second cast of the day, I knew then it was gonna be a good day! DJ “JestersJK” joined me soon after and we continued to lay the smackdown as my son says on some heathy trout. After my dismal day Friday fishing I stayed with the zig jig most of the day as I was shooting for 100 boated fish, DJ did well throwing jerkbaits as well. My boat ended up boating 114 trout and my last fish of the day was a 19 inch Cut that fought like a smallmouth! Hooked it right before a sketchy shoal and things got interesting as we where trying to keep the boat out of it and fight the stout fish! This was actually my first ever fishing the Norfork, so was highly impressed and looking forward to going back soon.
The last pic is for Johnfolly, I hate he couldn’t make it this year but thought I’d do some micro brown trout fishing in his absence! Another great gathering y’all, looking forward to more reports here! God Bless!