Monday, April 27, 2015

Caddis Hatch - Not

While some around the state had visions of the air filled with caddis and snouts breaking through the surface of the water, the forecast only had one thing going through my mind, Streamers. As the alarm went off at 5:00 am, the curtains of the Holiday Inn swung open and with a shout, I was happy, heavy cloud cover, spits of rain, just what we wanted for a successful day on a river with very large predatory fish.

It had been a while since he had visited the mid portion of the Colorado River, as we prefer the lower stretches as it typically has fewer people and boat traffic. This day would be A-typical and we would see no one. Our own private river.  We would decide to float State Bridge to Catamount, a very long float for this time of year at 800 cfs., especially with great streamer fishing and slowing the boat down.
As we always do, leaving our watch behind, we hit the Two Bridges launch only 3 miles down 4 1/2 hours later, as the fishing was real good, hearing that we had another 10.5 mile togo, we decided we better fish and row a little faster. This would prove to be hard as there is a lot of nice rip rap to throw your fur and feathers into. Holy shit did we catch, turn and loose some really nice fish. 
First and smallest fish of the day. Always a great sign. 

The sun was only out for an hour or so the entire day, but when it was, 
did treat us to some nice sights on the river.

One fish on the nymph rod then we put it away. Fat Pat never fails.
Oh I forgot, you can't go to the Colorado and not catch a whitey, Mary did. 
Our day was complete.

The trip would not be complete without hitting snow, blizzard condition almost all the way from Edwards to Floyd Hill.  Can't wait to do it again next week.

1 comment:

  1. If this was the smallest fish, you must have had a wonderful fishing day.
    Ernie W