This was just one of the big fish I caught on the Big Thompson River the other day. When I got there I took a look at the water. Nothing at first. Then I saw a fish that I thought was a log. Catching him would've been a great way to start a day, but I spooked him. I kept fishing. A few suckers. Then some pretty rainbows. Caught some nice small browns using a size 22 zebra midge. Then it was the end of the day. I saw the big one again. I put on a rust colored Slump Buster streamer. After about 20 minutes I hooked him. When I got him into the net, it was about a 19 to 20 incher. It was an awesome day!
John Barr's Slump Buster!