Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Successful Walk/Wade Trip During Run-off

 Annette practicing her casting at Wright Lake.
 This is serious concentration!!!
 Annette won the bet for most fish caught.
 The smile tells it all!
 When you get warm, you just sit down in the river to cool off.
Stuart's dog Trevor getting some love'n.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Family Day on Antero

 A double!!!
The Fish Spotter enjoyed watching us catch fish.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Day Spent With the Boss

 Greg caught on quickly.  He did have gloves on all morning
because it was cold!!!
The fish were cautiously feeding on a leach pattern.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Finally a Nice Day on Antero

 The cutbows were hungry today.
Most of the fish were caught on a black zebra midge.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Chilly Afternoon on the River

This was a 50 degree swing in temperature from Atlanta, GA to Colorado.
A fish is on!!
Lucas' client caught an Arkansas River brown.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Retirement Fishing Trip

 Frank used his new Sage fly rod that he received as his retirement present.
Pretty nice!!
 Frank said that he hopes he can fish more now that he is retired.
The skies were blue but the weather was still chilly.

Wooly Bugger Day

Gary caught this brown on a black wooly bugger.
He also caught fish on an autumn splendor.
A very successful day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Snowy Day at Antero

I landed this big cutbow on a green scud.
You can't even see the mountains in the background.
Will and I were the only ones out on the lake today.
Does that tell you something???
Will is proud of his new boat.  This was taken at the boat ramp at Antero.
Then disaster struck on the way home.  Will's boat headed for the ditch, almost taking
Will and the pick-up with it.  Luckily Will was not hurt.
I was behind him with my pick-up and boat.  The roads were wicked!
Saw 4 other accidents off of Trout Creek Pass.

Run-off Has Started

Mick caught a nice brown on a yellow stone fly.
Jim caught a large rainbow on a two bit hooker.
The run-off is starting.  The water level has been rising each day.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Only the Front Chair Was Filled Today

 John received this float trip for a Valentines present.

 This photo tells it all!!!!
On this stretch we did not see any boats all day.
Apparently they were all up river.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

More Smiles Today!

Lee and Clinton enjoyed fishing with double caddis' most of the day.

Friday, May 6, 2011

More Water Than Fish

 This is the new uniform for ArkAngler's guides.
 Clinton sporting a big smile after landing a nice rainbow.
 This cutbow had deformed lower jaw.
 Clinton's quote of the day, "You hook them in the tail and they fight harder".
Lee tried to agree.
They did catch some small fish too.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Caddis Hatch is Here!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Mick and Faye are ready for the caddis hatch.
 Mick landed this rainbow with an elk hair caddis.
 Faye also landed this brown on an elk hair caddis.
Mick is in deep thought about how he was going to present the replacement fork
from and insurance settlement.
(This has been an ongoing ordeal between the insurance companies.  haha)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

No Snow Today

The stone fly and two bit hooker worked in the morning.
A double dry caddis worked for Joe in the afternoon.
Jim stayed with a double nymph rig all day.
Jim said the size of the fish are bigger this year than last year.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Cold Weather All Day

Ray fished with a golden stone fly and a two bit hooker all morning.
Patrick landed this nice brown on a size 16 parachute adams.
The caddis are still sparse due to the cold snap.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 1st Snow Storm

 This is a look at my boat at the put in.
 Ross caught this big rainbow on a bead head pheasant tail.
 Charlie caught this brown on his own famous two bit hooker.
 We had to stop to warm up.
The fly of the day was the Black Double Gonga.
This is another one of Charlie's designs.