Fall is my Favorite

Alan and I could hardly wait as we drove to Sky Harbor International Airport. We were heading to Utah for three solid days of fall fishing. Utah weather is never consistent. We were planning this trip the first of September and at that time, snow was falling in the high country. After talking to a few people who thought November would be too late this year for fall running Browns, we booked our airfare for Oct 21st.

After those initial storms in September, the weather changed and high pressure dominated. When we arrived we were greeted by 71* temps and sun. With a storm coming in and cold temps promised we stayed optimistic that Fall fishing would turn on.

We didn’t catch the monsters we were after but we had a heck of a trip. Five different waters in three days, and some great memories made. Here are a bunch of photos of our whirlwind fall trip to Utah.

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Alan made this trip possible and was great company. It was fun heading back to some of my stomping grounds and sharing what I love about Utah with someone who really appreciated it. We’ll be back for those big Brown Trout soon enough.

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17 Responses to “Fall is my Favorite”

  1. Alex Says:

    Awesome.
    That cutty is bright.

  2. David Cooper Says:

    Great photos! You fished some of my favorite water in all of Utah.

  3. Angie Says:

    Such beautiful photos! Utah is amazing.

  4. Alan Says:

    Kyle you certainly know what’s up when it comes to stickin fish! Great time in Utah!!

  5. Alan Says:

    Awesome blog by the way!!

  6. Kyle Says:

    Thanks for the nice comments! Cant wait to get out again.

  7. rick Says:

    Awesome trip and great photos!

  8. Kirk Says:

    Great fish and great photos. Love it! If I was home (Utah) for 3 days I would have a hard time deciding between my shotgun or my fly rod – looks like you made a good choice!

  9. Zach Says:

    Kyle…beautiful pics!! I’m new to fly fishing and to your site (Ben Smith at AZWanderings referred me to your blog), but have enjoyed every post! When you said “We didn’t catch monsters we were after” I expected much smaller fish!! Those are some beautiful trout…I guess I need to go to Utah!

  10. Kyle Says:

    Hi Zach, glad to see you comment. Hope you come back often. I did get a little bit spoiled living up in Utah. My biggest fish this trip was 21″ and compared to what i’ve seen that river produce, thats not a monster. 🙂 I’d love to get out fishing sometime. Feel free to email me anytime.

  11. Brent Says:

    Awesome fish and photos!

  12. marilyn Heap Says:

    Kyle you lake such beautiful pictures…. Thay are great. Utah is a beautiful place. We love it here. WE will be moving back to Cedar City soon and have mixed emotions, We love both places. Hope things are still going great for you and your sweet little famly… Give Michelle and Kaylie a hug from us…Love you….Gram…

  13. Sharla Says:

    That was an amazing post and I loved looking at all those beautiful fish. So good to see you and share some fish (sushi) with you and Alan! Very great trip even if you didn’t get the giants you were after!

  14. Kyle Says:

    Thanks everyone, wishin I was fishin today.

  15. Daryl Willis Says:

    Kyle- Until I saw these pictures, I didn’t realize you could see the cliff pool from the boulder pool. Looks like you guys did well back in October. You would have killed them in the upper section near the dam. There were fish stacked up in every riffle, and someone who knew what they were doing would have killed them. I only spent three hours up there and caught a fish on my second cast. I finally found a riffle I could fish without waders and I was able to land several. If it doesn’t storm, I may go back next week. Hmm. that thought just popped into my head. Oh, oh.Thanks again for the info- I had an absolute blast.
    The first day I saw absolutely no one. The second day an old guy showed up a the boulder pool. He had caught three all afternoon. I caught three in the few minutes I visited with him. I gave him a yellow egg. The third day there were two guys on the upper section. I didn’t see them until after I had caught two fish. I asked the guy closest if he was doing any good. I’m sure he lied when he said it was really slow. I went downstream away from them and got into some more. I really think that if I had had my waders, I could have postioned myself below the riffles and had an outstanding day. Hey I did have an outstanding day. 🙂

  16. Kyle Says:

    Glad you had a good time up there Daryl. Its a special river. We just hit it early. Still did pretty good considering.

  17. marilyn Heap Says:

    Never get tired of looking at these beautiful pictures…

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