Thursday, October 30, 2008

High Water

In the right column of this site are the flow rates for Colorado streams. I know because I put them there.

Today I decided to drive to the Big T for some fall fishing. No need to check the flows. A few days ago they were around 150 cfs and, after all, it was early fall which means low water.

When I arrived, I was greeted with 450 CFS!

Do yourself a favor, ALWAYS CHECK !

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More of the Same

A repeat of yesterday...around 1:30 pm I had black stones all over the front of my shirt!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Warm Weather Sparks Dry Fly Fishing

South Boulder Creek is very low but a stealthy approach with dry flies in the deeper runs will yield some nice rainbows. This afternoon there were small mayflies (size 24) and black stones (size 18). The fish were focused on the later. I happen to have had a size 20 black midge with a light-gray antron tail and a snowshoe rabbit wing (dun shade). The fish just couldn't get enough of this fly.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Carp Action in October

The approach of cold weather does not spell the end of carp fishing. Just wait until it warms up in the late morning and enjoy a beautiful fall day with plenty good shots at feeding fish. Black patterns seem to be producing the most consistent results.