Thursday, July 24, 2008

Here fishy fishy...

The fishing has really picked up in Lake City, Colorado. With record snow pack this winter the runoff was late but the fish are hungry now. The monsoon season has begun and the water levels fluctuate as usual making things hit and miss but now is the time to take the risk and experience the best or worst day of fishing you have ever had. I have been caught in lightening storms deep in canyon water by mid-morning and have had days of constant fish on dry flies with storm clouds threatening but never doing anything. The weather is always tough up here but that is what keeps things interesting. The Lake Fork of the Gunnison is great but inconsistent however several smaller streams have been producing fish up to 18". The last few weeks I have seen some of the best small stream dry fly fishing of my life. Here are a few pictures from the last week including the large bull moose that crossed the road during the drive after a very productive guide trip. The moose was moving quickly but I managed to jump out of the vehicle and zoom in on it before he disappeared up an aspen covered hill. I hope I can post more soon but the season is busy and I have been on the water every day. If you come up this way look for PMD hatches, little yellow stones and bring every stage of the caddis life cycle. After the busy guide season I plan on posting several article about insects and the means to imitate them. Stay tuned for the good instructional stuff. In the mean time here are a few pictures to enjoy from the beautiful San Juan mountains.

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