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Last full day on Slough Creek -- June 28, 2019

By Troutnut on June 28th, 2019
Having fished the previous day from our campground upstream to the park boundary, we decided on this day to work our way downstream from camp instead toward the lower end of our meadow. The day started fairly well around 10:00 am when I got an aggressive strike from a deep pool and landed a fish with its gullet packed with earthworms and cranefly larvae:




In the year before I took up flyfishing I became an increasingly avid and technically serious worm dunker (to the extent that it's possible), but as far as I know I never caught a trout that was actually stuffing itself with earthworms until now. It made perfect sense here, given the location toward the tail end of a long bend where the river was eating into the silty meadow and the bank was all soil.

The fishing for the rest of the day was pretty slow, as we only hit one or two spots with good action. However, the sunny weather with scattered dramatic clouds kept me focused on my camera as much as the water, each scene more jaw-dropping than the last:



We worked our way to the bottom of our meadow, walked back to camp for a late lunch, and went out for the evening to re-hash the upstream water we fished the previous day. It was slower this time.

Photos by Troutnut from Slough Creek in Wyoming

 From Slough Creek in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationSlough Creek
Date TakenJun 28, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
 From Slough Creek in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationSlough Creek
Date TakenJun 28, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Bison across Slough Creek From Slough Creek in Wyoming.
Bison across Slough Creek
StateWyoming
LocationSlough Creek
Date TakenJun 28, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
 From Slough Creek in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationSlough Creek
Date TakenJun 28, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
 From Slough Creek in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationSlough Creek
Date TakenJun 28, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
 From Slough Creek in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationSlough Creek
Date TakenJun 28, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
 From Slough Creek in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationSlough Creek
Date TakenJun 28, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
 From Slough Creek in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationSlough Creek
Date TakenJun 28, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
 From Slough Creek in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationSlough Creek
Date TakenJun 28, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Mouth full of worms. This is the first trout I ever caught that was stuffed to the brim with ordinary earthworms, thanks to living in a pool of a meadow stream with eroding soil banks. There were also some cranefly larvae in its gullet. From Slough Creek in Wyoming.
Mouth full of worms. This is the first trout I ever caught that was stuffed to the brim with ordinary earthworms, thanks to living in a pool of a meadow stream with eroding soil banks. There were also some cranefly larvae in its gullet.
StateWyoming
LocationSlough Creek
Date TakenJun 28, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
 From Slough Creek in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationSlough Creek
Date TakenJun 28, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II

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