Monday, July 27, 2015

RMNP - July 27, 2015

Got a chance to bring Z up to RMNP and catch some little guys.  It was high sun and the fish were a few less than last time, but we still managed a ton of fish - again, most wiggled off before getting to hand - but that was ok.

Pics to come once I get them off the GoPro.

RMNP - July 20, 2015

Took an early morning off and headed up to RMNP to fish some small water.  The water was lower than expected, but the fish were there and fat and willing to eat.  I only used the same two flies all day and caught about 40-50 fish - all were super colorful and fun.  Most wiggled off the hook long before I got them to hand - which was perfect, less touching means a longer life for these little guys.

As always - amazing scenery, quick drive, beautiful fish, great day!!

Delaney Buttes - July 18, 2015

Had a chance to fish with my buddy Steffan while we are staying in Granby....and of course I got skunked.  Doesn't really matter, had a good time hanging out - and it was only a 1 hour ride (instead of 3 from Denver).

Saved this guy from drownding!

Monday, July 06, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Colorado River

Got a chance to sneak out of the house in Granby and do some fishing for a couple hours on the Colorado River (the spot to remain nameless, but most probably know where this is).  It was hot and sunny and the water was high - very high - but not too off color, more of a tea-colored.

I did not catch anything for quite a long while.  I was frustrated because the water was nice, with lots of slower moving stretches which I knew held fish.

Then I decided to take a break, enjoy the scenery, take the photo above and just enjoy myself.  The next cast, I got the skunk off.

You may laugh at the size, but the fact that I landed this fish is amazing, especially when you consider 1) he had to attack a fly about 1/3 of its size, 2) the hook had to stay in his mouth, 3) with all the flopping around these little guys do, I'm not sure how he stayed on the hook and 4) any type of normal hook set would have ripped the fly out of his mouth or launched this fish 30 feet behind me.

I was happy.

I did manage one more fish after that - a nice little 14 inch brown.

Again, I was just happy to get out in the area and fish - and the surroundings are always beauitful.  It was a nice couple of hours that took my mind off things and I had to myself.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - WP area fishing

I had a chance to hook up with a buddy of mine while we were staying in the Granby area.  There are tons of places to fish up that way and fishing with a local is always a good way to find new water.  But, this was not new water to me, I had fished it a couple times prior - but at much, much lower water levels.  I believe flows were in the 450cfs range and that is big for this river.

I only took this one picture, didn't hav ethe camera/phone out much.  It was a fun few hours with Jon.  He ended up tearing it up, probably caught 8 fish including a couple of brookies, a rainbow and the rest browns.  I did manage a couple of browns, with a bunch of ldrs.

The day was a hot one, then the clouds came in and we got thundered and rained on - those huge drops that hurt when they hit you!

Fun time out on the water - thanks Jon for finding the time to fish.  I'll be up there every weekend in July, I hope we fish again.