Saturday, April 30, 2011
Today I went back to the "Pan". It was a great day for fishing. The weather was lousy, but the fishing was awesome. Started out slow, I has a couple of fish on the line but I lost them. As the day progressed the fishing became catching. It was a slay fest. While I was setting up in the parking area I met a guy picking up litter around the river. His name is Pete, he told me he is a guide at a shop out of Aspen. We talked about the river for a while, he went to his truck and came back with a fly box. He gave me some of his flys he likes to use on the Pan. What a cool guy. I thanked him for the flys and he left. The upper parts of the river were hit or miss fishing. I moved around alot the first fish of the day was a small brownie. no pic. left the camera in the truck. I caught the brownie on a pattern called a Roy's emerger, named for Roy Palm, a local legend on the Pan. I fished the upper river for a few hours until I got too cold. Jumped in the truck and headed down river.
I found a spot on the lower river, nobody was there so I scouted it out. The fish were rising everywhere I looked. I kept the Roy's emerger tied on and added a jujube midge to trail behind the dry fly. I had a fish on the first cast. It was a small rainbow trout. about 10'' long
Sunday, April 24, 2011
I wanted to apologise to everyone for my poor use of punctuation marks,./; I have a idea where they go and how to use them, but as a electrician I don't do much writing. I also want to apologise for lack of detail in the storys, and using fishing terms only a fisherman would understand. maybe by the end of this I might learn something about writing.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Yesterday I went to Wolcott to try the Eagle. The weather was cold and windy and after 2 hours I called it quits and went for a drive up to State bridge to see how the Colorado River looked. the water was high and fast and very muddy. Not so good for fishing. I decided to follow the river downstream through Bond, McCoy, Burns, and Dotsero. It was a nice drive. I found some good spots to try later in the summer when the runoff ends, some good campsites too.
The middle section of the Frying Pan was also crowded so I decided to go get lunch and go home
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I love to fish. I set a goal for myself to get 100 days of fishing in this year. I am living in Rifle Colorado, a town in western Colorado along the I-70 corridor. I was convinced by my sisters to start a blog about my 100 days of fishing this year. I have been fishing about 25 times this year. Most of those days it was all fishing and no catching. I had a couple of good days so far this spring on the Colorado River near the town of Silt, Co. I fished the Frying pan river near the town of Basalt, I did not catch anything that day. The Roaring Fork River is a frustrating river to fish, I have not had much success there either. I am not counting those days towards my 100 days. We can call it spring training. So today I am going to Gypsum/Wolcott area of the Eagle River. The weather should be nice, I hope the fishing is too.