Generally when you think of fishing in alpine country, you imagine feisty little trout aggressively rising to whatever dry is reasonably presented, whether it be in crystal clear lakes, or meandering meadow streams. Escaping to the high mountains has always been one of our favorite things to do in the summer, and this type of fishing is always a blast. Here in Northern Utah we're blessed with easy access to the Uintas, which house over 1000 lakes, more than 500 of which have sport fish populations., along with over 400 miles of streams. You could easily spend a lifetime exploring and fishing these mountains, and along the way I'm sure you'd stumble upon a few good secrets. Another cool thing about fishing the Uintas is the access to species that you generally don't find lower down: plentiful native Cutthroat, Arctic Grayling, and of course, Brook Trout! After some close calls with some ridiculous Brookies this fall, we were pretty keen to get back up to the mountains and continue our pursuit of behemoth Brooks. So far this spring/summer our persistence has been rewarded and we've stumbled upon some other pretty cool secrets along the way.
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