Aaron, Alyssa and I ventured out into the Grand Teton Park today to fish over at the Jackson dam.Â We had a hot tip that all the trout make there way here to feed off the freshly churned water and what it carries from Jackson Lake. Â With the Grand Tetons and clearing storm as a backdrop, Jackson Dam had a magical feel to it. Â The majesty of the place truly shined as I could just try to take in all the beauty of the moment.
We arrived in pouring rain staying nice and dry thanks to the H3T. Â The dark clouds in the background shows the storm enveloping Jackson.
I really missed the benefits of a car, not until Aaron arrived and we drove around did I realize fully how nice having it is to have a car. Â We waited it out for awhile before heading out into to the river bank to fish. Â At first we tried some lures, while the view left nothing to be desired we couldn’t help but want a strike.
After seeing some others pull out fish after fish using worms, we decided to make the switch. Â In no time we had a strike.
At this point the flood gates opened, fish were biting the line with almost every cast. Â We threw some back and kept a few others, Aaron made a video, the beginning is some river rafting but about minute and forty seconds in the fishing starts:
Being in the presence of all this beautiful nature and witnessing the complex miracles that work in synchronicityÂ to make a fish swim and breath water, I can’t help but question my choice to arbitrarily cease their lives at random for the simplistic benefit of nutrition and sport. Â It seems such a waste of life’sÂ beauty.
On the drive back we spotted a moose. I snapped this photo, proof! Â Like bigfoot proof.
We cooked up the fish back at the condo and cracked open a few beers to celebrate a fun day. Â The brown trout tasted magnificent. Â We all had more than our fill and had a great time.