|June 6, 2009
Colorado Trout Hunters
Fly Fishing Trip Report
June 6, 2009
Private high mountain lake fly fishing trip
Call 303-325-5515 for availability and bookings.
Number of Anglers:
Foggy in AM; nicer through day with temps in the 50's-60's
Water temps in the mid 50's Clear water
Every year ice-off offers exceptional fly fishing opportunities on
Colorado still water fisheries. As the ice comes off the lakes and the
water warms, the trout feed actively. They have not seen flies for
months and are more than willing to eat our handcrafted offerings.
Chris was in town from Hawaii and did a fantastic job with these
energetic trout. The morning started out cool and foggy but slowly
turned into a beautiful day. The trout were active from the start and
through the day Chris caught lots of brook trout, brown trout,
rainbows, and some very nice cutthroat trout. The fish responded to
a variety of fly patterns, including dry flies and nymphs.
Sight fishing is always a fly fishing treat. We were able to sight-fish
to many trout, often watching the trout open its mouth to inhale the
fly we offered. Although lake fishing is not for every angler, it does
offer spectacular scenic views and a chance to spot and stalk trout
for the true "trout hunter".
Generally we are starting to see water levels stabilize, but the
streams and rivers are still a bit unpredictable. Everyday they are
starting to clear and fish better. The rivers may jump up again if we
have some exceptionally weather but should generally be improving
in the next few weeks. The lake fishing has been outstanding and
should be great for anglers interested in a different type of
Thanks again for a memorable trip, it was everything I expected and
This nice brown
trout could not
Chris with a beautiful cutthroat trout
Fat rainbow trout caught in deep water.