Sunday, July 24, 2011

We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties


So, we're here in Montana, at the end of 17 miles of dirt track, tucked into the incredible western scenery, far, far from home, or anywhere else - here to fish, learn about the good work Trout Unlimited is doing here and around the country - here to tell you about it as it happens.

And my laptop goes belly-up.

It would be painful at home, but devastating here, given what I'm in Montana to do. I still haven't quite figured out how to deal with it. You'll have to be patient with me while the reality settles in and a plan forms. My thanks to Travis for his quick connection loan here.

So while I mourn for a bit, I offer the above shot, my first westslope cutthrout, caught yesterday in Elk Lake as we waited for our cabins to be available. Seventeen inches of powerful, beautifully colored dynamite. And the week is only getting started.

I guess I may be forced to just concentrate on the fishing for a while.

Shucks.

9 comments:

Trout Magee said...

What a beauty. HOpe you can work out the issues with the laptop. Have fun and enjoy those Cutties. Tight Lines.

Jay said...

If you weren't supposed to be blogging daily about the trip, it probably wouldn't be such a big deal. Hope it doesn't slow down your blogging too much. I for one am living vicariously through you guys... it's just too hot to fish down here.

Kev2380 said...

Nice catch Mike.

Clif said...

That looks like a pretty good why to introduce yourself to cutthroat.

Chris said...

Ahhh that's too bad MIke. I might have to throw my computer in the bath and go fishin' this afternoon too.

Great blog.

e.m.b. said...

Concentrate on fishing. Writing can wait....but looking forward to those posts. Cheers to "unplugging" (by choice or forced), my writer friend!

Steve Zakur said...

The computer broke and so now you have to fish more. That story would carry a whole lot more weight if your blog had a different name. ;)

Looking forward to the fishing reports.

Lerrina said...

Do you have a picture of the trout you caught that first afternoon as you waited for us to finish your cabins? If so, I'd love to have a copy for the blog post I'm prepping on your visit. Anything else you're willing to share which features the 'crew' and fishing would be great. Of course I'll give photo credit. Thanks! Hope you made it home without incident. We sure enjoyed meeting you all.

Mike said...

Lerrina, feel free to use the picture at the top of this post. Just right click and save to your computer. If you'd like one with a bit more resolution, drop me a note.

THANKS for a great week!