Thursday, September 30, 2010

The First Day of Three

Riverside gourmet lunch.
Clinton caught the biggest fish of the day.
This rainbow took a PMX.
There were more rainbows caught than browns today.
Lee was all smiles when he caught this rainbow.
Lee was mad when he had to hold this brown for a picture.
Lee drug this fish through a rapid. He finally got it to the boat.
It was a fall day and a low water run--270 cfs

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Warm Day On The River

This was the last fish caught today.
Peter is from Africa. He enjoyed catching fish from the Arkansas River.
Another nice rainbow.
This is one of the few brown caught today.
John caught this rainbow out of a pod of 10 rainbows.
John landed this rainbow using a 2-bit hooker.
The river is clear and dropping--276 cfs today.

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Beautiful Fall Day On Antero

Ray trying to watch his strike indicator and check out the fall colors.
Ray landed this rainbow, but he has a fish story
about the one that got away.

Jim was happy to catch this cutbow.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Not A Cloud In The Sky Today

Chris likes to catch big rainbows.
This brown took a black midge pattern.
Many fish were in the deep part of the river today.
We pulled over and fished a drop off. Chris landed one and missed three.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

First Day of Fall

Shavano is covered with a dusting of snow.
Mt. Princeton from the front porch of the Fish Spotter's home.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Fall Float

The 'Fish Spotter' is waiting for the release of this fish.
This was ESPN Film's moment. A big mouth came up
and in slow motion it inhaled the yellow PMX.
The water was so clear you could see all the action.

I added this raccoon to the list of animals I have seen on the river.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wade Fishing

The 'Fish Spotter' stuck out her tongue at me because she had
to go wade fishing for 3 days. She would rather be on the boat.
The above picture is what the fish are feeding on now.
This fish took a size 20 pheasant tail.
The fish are also still hitting the PMX's.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rainbows Prevailed Today!!

Chris with a big smile and the biggest fish of the day.
Jim with the first fish of the morning.
Jim caught this brown on a Yellow PMX.
Chris caught this rainbow on a psychedelic pheasant tail.
This brown was fooled by a yellow PMX.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bill's last day on the river for 2010

Bill proudly displays the largest fish caught for the day.
This rainbow is a fatty too. It took a yellow PMX.
Check out the spots on this brown.
Bill just kept on catching some nice fish!!!
Bill said that there was a fish robber behind him all day!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Morning Half Day Float

This was the first fish that Dave landed this morning.
This was the only rainbow landed today.
This big brown took the yellow PMX.
Dave saved the best for the last!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Bright Sunny Day On The Arkansas River

Fishing was good but the catching was slow above Badger Creek.
Below the rapid the catching picked up.
Jim fooled this fish with a yellow PMX.
Jerry landed this one using a flashback pheasant tail.
The clarity is increasing and therefore the fish are spooky.
There were strong downstream winds in the afternoon.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Full Day Wade Trip

John landed this colorful cutbow on a PMX.
This brown was surprised by the hook of a hot-wire prince.
Barbara still has the rubber legged hopper in this fishes mouth.
This is the first brown trout Barbara has ever caught. Nice job!!!!
Road construction hindered the "catching" today.
You could feel the vibrations of the big trucks through the rocks
we were standing on. Surely the fish felt it????