Fishing Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Weather: Rain, Cloudy, T-70s
Moon Phase: 1% Moon
Location: Hams Fork River - Kemmerer, Wyoming
Bait: Assorted nymphs, dry flies, and streamers
Who Went: Me
I was able to sneak out and go fishing one evening while working in Kemmerer, Wyoming and drove up to Lake Viva Naughton where I parked and walked down to the Hams Fork River below the dam.
It was a warm cloudy night with light rain showers and the bugs were out in full force. Lucky for me, not many were mosquito's, but I think the fish were in seventh heaven with a constant dinner buffet floating on the water. It made for some tough fishing as I used dry flies and nymphs to no avail. I finally landed one small brown on a streamer, but that was it. The weather made for some awesome views though and the scenery on this river is worth the walk. I may be working up that way again in the near future and I can’t wait to give it another go. Hopefully the bugs will have subsided by then and give me more of an advantage.
I fished a community pond near the Naughton Power Plant the next night for a few minutes, but the wind blew me and my fly rod off the lake. Imagine that... wind in Wyoming. One of my work contacts up there is a local of Kemmerer and told me there are some big browns in this pond that come shallow and get active in the fall. Not a horrible spot to try as its 5 minutes from my job-site.
I took a couple nice photos of the storm moving in over Lake Viva Naughton right at sunset...