Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Daniels Creek Blues

Well here I am back in Utah for the remainder of the week with enough time this evening to visit my favorite fishing holes in the Heber Valley.

Highway 40 winds out of Heber City and climbs Daniels canyon on the way to Vernal. A small creek parallels this state highway and I decided to head up to see if I could find a cutthroat or two.

Summer comes late at 7,000ft elevation and the wildflowers were everywhere.

The spot I wanted to visit should be familiar to regular readers of this blog. It is at Three Forks, where a nice pool usually holds a few eager fish.

I made some pretty casts with the WRT but couldn't seem to find a fish. The creek was low and the weather hot so I'm sure the fish had moved to the deeper holes and beaver ponds. I know where one nice spot is a little downstream but decided not to pursue that course in favor of a trip down the valley to Snake Creek.

As I made my way back to the rent car I was thankful to have been able to enjoy this trip up the canyon even if I didn't find any willing fish.


Renna said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous views!

Wool Winder said...

Thanks for the flower pictures! Too bad you didn't find a fish.

Paul Batchelder said...

more fish...less flowers!

Bawana said...

The flower's are spectacular! Nice composition.