This is prime time on area private lakes, which are always at their best in June when area rivers are at their worst. Depending on the lake and the weather, we use a variety of tactics including sight-nymphing, stripping streamers, casting dries to cruising trout, and yes, even watching bobbers. We have three private ranch properties within reasonable range of Gardiner that each offer something different, including a property that had been unavailable for about ten years that just reopened to guided use last week that hosts big browns. The pic below shows Kody with one of five browns in the 21-24″ class that he and Trevor tied into during about two hours of fishing using sight-fishing techniques on June 7, despite tough wind and weather conditions.
We’ve converted two trips over the next couple weeks that were originally booked for something else into lake trips, for obvious reasons.