UPDATE: 4/30/2015 -- Bugs, bugs bugs! Light colors are now here in force. Today, when the hatch started, the fish were on sulfurs and ate those for a while. Then the blue-winged olives started and the fish made the switch. When we changed patterns we were back in business. Later, the fish switched again to Pale Evening Duns. These big yellow mayflies really get the attention of the trout and anglers should pay close attention to see what the fish are taking. By careful observation and willingness to change patterns, you can keep catching fish all day.
Warm water options are heating up and I'm offering 1/2 day trips in the Cookeville/Crossville area for anyone wanting to target bass, bluegill and shellcracker and trout all in one trip. This will only last a short time as the water will soon warm too much for the trout so get on this trip option in the next couple of weeks.
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Photo of the Month: Dry Flies and Brook Trout
Monday, December 16, 2013
Still Some Left
After the recent arctic outbreak here in Colorado, I'm sure that most people don't want to be reminded of how good they could have it. You know, those nice fall days where the colors are peaking but the daytime temperatures are still reasonable...? Or maybe you will think of spring with its increasing BWO hatches and hungry trout. Anyway, whatever it is, I discovered I still have some fall pictures left, quite a lot of them actually. So here are a few more of my favorites from back in October.
The Flatirons after an early season snow shower
Nature's Canvass in the upper Crystal River Valley