Trip Report: Rainbows, Browns, and Couch Fishin’

This happened today. These guys know what’s up!


Anyway, I got out of work with enough sunlight left to go fishin’! It’s the last day of the extended catch and release season. Brookies and Browns are preparing to make sweet love, the trees are changing, and rainbows have been released. The cloudy skies spit rain and winds blew enough to make casting tricky. Temps hung in the low 50s.

I noticed a few fish gulping bwo’s off the surface and a spare caddis fluttering about. I was fixin’ to catch a bunch so I tied on a size 20 bwo nymph.


This wide bodied bow put up a great battle on the 7′ 9″ three weight. I steered him into the net with no issue. After bringing over a dozen to hand I headed to another spot. A few browns chased a little streamer but the water was clouded by livestock. I headed home shortly after arriving.


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Trip Report: Last chance

I planned to fish all day yesterday and today. Mother nature threw a wrench in those plans with a few inches of rain. I spent yesterday afternoon checking four area streams that are typically fast to clear. No dice. This morning I headed to a nearby headwater that had cleared since my visit yesterday around 130pm.

It was a little windy. Skies were sunny by the time I arrived streamside at 830am and the air was crisp. I considered the streamer but after spotting a few hoppers kicking around i opted for the San Juan worm. The brownies above affirmed my choice.

A few brookies fell for the worm fly as well. These fish are clearly colored up, but I was hoping to find a total stunner.


This bespeckled beauty made my day!


This one made it even better! Fish came consistently for the hour and a half that I fished the first spot. Before calling it a day I decided to head to an area that suffered a fish kill recently. I headed to a spot just downstream of the reported affected area. This stream held a perfect stain but fished slow. I tried the worm for an hour with only a few to hand before trying the streamer.


Nothing huge but he put up a great fight on the 7′ 9″ three weight. I have a few rods to do but with little precious time for fishing I’m glad I went out today. The extended C&R season closes on the 15th so my next trip report will be from a state park!