What an incredible day of shooting we had at the Circle 3 Ranch yesterday, thanks to Poncho McCoy and David Thompson for their time. All those rumours of big browns, I can confirm them. I was filming Brickhouse Creative's principal David Thompson/ The first fish David Thompson hauled out for me was 24" and not a Guide 24" either. Stodden Slough ( Circle 3 spring creek) is a beautiful spring creek fishery and one of the latest pay for play fisheries to come on line. The weather turned out to be incredible (althoug slightly windy) and the I shot some fantastic footage thanks to David Thompson whose casting was unfazed by the winds. . Circle 3 is one of David's clients, incidentally David's side project "Fishing Music" is providing some tracks for the Spring Creek: Ranchers, Anglers, Water and Trout soundtrack. David's musical parnter Ben was supposed to join us for the day but unfortunately (for him!) couldn't make it. David said the fishing was tough, hmmmm I thought it was spectacular...... I can't fathom a better day on the Circle 3 Spring Creek. At least not for my own sanity! I recall David telling me later in the evening "they always say you never catch the biggest fish in the creek, thinking about that here.... frightens me!" BIG THANKS to David, who while he should have been driving home to Bozeman offered to row me out in the Circle 3's pond so I could have a crack at a rising fish. In the best way to end the evening I traded my Canon 7D for David's rod and boated another big beautiful Circle 3 brown. Poncho you were right... my Streamside guide net was to small.
David Thompson and one of his clients (technically speaking)