Sunday, September 5, 2010

Busy Saturday


After watching four grandchildren run in a fun run, I headed for Sand Creek Ponds to work on a story about banana trout.  The turkey vultures were staging to migrate and I saw 17 of them soaring as I drove to the lakes.


I interviewed this lady who had caught a nice rainbow, but no bananas.  They had seen some swim by, but could not catch them.


So I rigged up my fly rod with a small nymph and moved to an area void of fishermen.  The banana trout would follow my fly and finally one would take it.


                                    

They were small, about six to eight inches, and  were easy to see in the water and even the ospreys got into the act and caught them.


                                 

Just another wild day in Idaho.

11 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Nice looking fish. It really does look like a banana and I've never heard of that kind of trout before. Great catch!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I've never heard of banana trout!

Janie said...

It's fun to see the osprey fishing. I've never heard of banana trout.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Never heard of banananana (I can't stop!) trout -- banana slugs yes -- all over Oregon. They do look like their namesake.

Looks like a great weekend.

Friend of HK said...

Love your blog and the interesting stories!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shots and the osprey shot is amazing. We have many osprey here but have never been able to get a shot like that.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I know the grandchildren must have enjoyed their fun run. Glad you got some fishing ing and must be fun to be so close to Osprey~

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Bill, I always enjoy hearing from you.. Can't believe that you have already had frost.. Hope it didn't destroy your Fall garden.

Beautiful picture of the Turkey Vulture in flight.

Good Luck with the fishing. My son (Texas) just caught a big one yesterday. He was SO happy.
Betsy

NatureFootstep said...

the vulture photo is really great. Well done on this one.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Bill: Neat capture of the little Golden Trout.

Jann E. said...

I've never heard of a banana trout, that I recall, and my dad is an avid NW flyfisherman...will have to see if he's heard of them.