I was hoping to do some exploring for access to The Little Bear, but cold, cloudy weather made me debate whether or not to even go for most of the day. I ended up scrapping my plans of exploring hit The Blacksmith Fork later in the afternoon. I didn't make it onto the water until after 3:30. There were a lot of people up there so I ended up fishing a stretch I don't really like. Fishing was okay. I landed 9 browns, 1 whitefish and a cutthroat in a couple of hours. Nothing too exciting.
The fish hit on a variety of flies. A rubber legged foam stimulator, free living caddis larva, jelly eggs and a golden brown Prince variation. Sadly the sun came out about five minutes before it went behind the canyon walls. It was a chilly couple of hours, my wading shoe laces were even frozen when I got back to the car. It was still nice to get out though.
Total for trip: 9 browns, 1 cutthroat, 1 whitefish
Total for year: 19 fish