Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Beautiful Afternoon On The River

The afternoon temperature reached 69 degrees.  The fish were willing to play!
The Fish Spotter thought playing in the water was fun too.
It was sad to see an 18" fish dead in the water.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Last Day of the 2012 Season

After 125 float trips this year, I decided to retire this pair of boots.
The Fish Spotter and I will be off the grid for awhile.
Be back later.

My Last Guide Trip

Wayne tried real hard to join the 20 inch club, but he'll have to wait till next year.
However he caught some nice rainbows.

Stacie also enjoyed catching some bigger fish. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Icey Morning

We fought ice on the guides till 11am, then we endured 30 mph winds
in the afternoon.  The catching was still good.  Used the the grape Jelly Belly
and a red Copper John.

Wayne is trying to become a member of the 20 inches club.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Low Water Float.

Started at 211cfs. A lot of ROCKS showing today. Ended the trip at 239cfs.
Used dries all afternoon.  That was fun.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The River is LOW!!!

In the 16 years I have been in Salida, this is the lowest I have seen the river.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nice Fall Day

Matt's first time on a float trip.


This fish was almost 20 inches.  Jay was on top of most of the fish.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mark's day on the River.

Mark had a good time today.

Nice fish.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

No Rain Today.

The Two-Bit Hooker was the fly today.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Way Down Stream Trip.

 The line-up.
 Nice cast.
Big or little??

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Perfect Colorado Day

 This brown is showing its' fall colors.
 The rainbows were taking caddis' on the top.
 This rainbow took a PMX
Vance caught this beautiful rainbow on a size 20 Parachute Adams.
What a catch!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Double Dries Today

 The Grape Jelly Belly at work.
 The Jelly Belly played a big role in the fish being caught today.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Warm and NO Clouds

The foam Gray PMX and the Hot Wire Prince were the flies used in the morning. 
After lunch we used a double nymph rig.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Great Day of Fishing

 A nice brown hit the Black Jelly Belly.
 The cloud cover increased the catching.
 This rainbow attacked the Jelly Belly.
 Madeline's laundry is out drying after she took a swim. 
Snow on the mountain tops after the clouds cleared.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

One of the Best Days This Season.

Cool to cold start this mourning.

We started out with a nice brown

Rainbows were hitting as well.

Today was one of the best days for nice fish. Many fish over 15".
This a new fly called the Grape Jelly Belly.