A beautiful Greenback Cutthroat caught in a special mountain creek. The pool this fish came out of was roughly around 10,500 feet in elevation and had some of the most spectacular views one could possibly imagine.
Me with the above fish. It rained on me heavily that day but the fishing was too good to call it a day.
The last day of a Blue Grouse hunt with a couple new friends. We camped for 4 days in the mountains on this trip. It rained on us every single day we were there.
This was the results of my the best day of the year. Not in sheer numbers of birds shot but of the quality of the day. I took one bird over each my dogs that day and as you can see the view isn't to shabby either.
Kolt taking time to enjoy the view.
This year Hunter accompanied me out to the local preserve and he was able to take his first bird over a pointing dog. I hope for many more days just like this one.
Scaled Quail are a fun and challenging bird to hunt. It took me two years to finally shoot one over one of my dogs. (note the red on the bird on the right)
This might be one of my favorite images of the year. It was incredibly windy that day and the wind was blowing the birds feathers way up and in mind ruined the image. I cropped the blowing feathers out and ended up with this.
My good friend Jesse and I had the pleasure of fishing with Gary Thompson this year on his drift boat on both the North Platte in Wyoming and the famed Bighorn in Montana. Jesse is hooked up in this photo with the biggest fish of the trip. (He's smiling because I am yelling at him not to lose the fish!)
Probably my best fish of the year. Caught on the North Platte River in Wyoming on a squirrel tail leech.
Jesse releasing a beautiful rainbow caught on the Bighorn.
Again I hope you enjoyed my memories of the 2013 season and I hope that you will take the time to record your time afield so that you too can look back and enjoy them many years after the fact.