Thursday, June 28, 2012

A 6am Start

Pat is waiting for the next strike.
It was an absolutely beautiful morning.  The fish were very active on a double dry set-up.
This is the biggest brown that Pat will probably land on this river--18 and 1/2 inches.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fish Liked the Hopper This Morning

The Light Gray Hopper worked the best this morning.

Friday, June 22, 2012


Hopper with a small PMX.

The Fish Spotter was MAD, when I got home today.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My New Earring

Good thing there was a doctor on board to extract this wild flying hook.
Next time I'll duck.

Hopper Day

Tom caught all of his fish on a PMX foam hopper.
Phil fished all day with a gray colored hopper.

Dry Dropper Day

Sid came back to Colorado to fish after being absent for a few years.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Downstream Float

The water level at the put-in was 313 c.f.s.
Charlie, I'm sorry I cut off your head in this picture.
Charlie caught some nice looking rainbows today.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Early Morning Fishing

This fish was so hungry that it missed the fly and it ended up embedded on the side of its' jaw. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

All Smiles!!!

Thanks Stefan for taking this picture.  Normally I'm the one taking pictures.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Fish Spotter Has Been Demoted

The Fish Spotter was forced to guarding the outhouse at Spinney. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

4 Day Fishing Vacation

We ventured to Tarryall Reservoir.  Caught some nice fish.
Stephan showed up with flip flops on his feet and at 7am we were fighting ice build up on the guides.
However, the weather warmed up nicely and Stephan caught the heck out of the fish.
The 3 of us laughed together all morning!!!
This is the last Monday that Stephan will be able to go fishing, because he is moving on to a new job.
ArkAnglers should miss him.  I know I will miss him.  He has been a loyal friend for 4 and 1/2 years.
This is the hatch "caddis hatch" that we got to fish on Spinney.
And of course, Darlene had to catch the biggest fish.
Our friend Frank got to spend one of the days that we were on the lake with us. 
We had fun!
3 days at Spinney with this kind of weather was unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Beautiful Colorado Day

Eric was happy to catch this rainbow.
Sandy caught this big rainbow on a girdle bug.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Today's Weather

Jun 8, 2012 5:55 PM
Temp 87.8°F
Wind 15mph S
Hi: 88°F
Lo: 49°F
Rain: 0.00"
Wind Gust: S 30
Heat Index: 84°F
Humidity: 7%
Dew Point: 17°F
Avg Wind: 15 WNW
Pressure: 30.00"
Rain/Month: 0"
Sunrise: 5:39 AM
Sunset: 8:27 PM
As reported at: Harriet Alexander Field Airport
ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR WELLSVILLE 428 cfs 6/8/2012 18:15 
Summer is upon us.  The town is full of people and dogs.  The temperature is warm and people are jumping into the river to cool off. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Clear Water.

Pat's Rubber Leg  at work.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Girdle Bug Day

Wades started out with a whole box of Girdle Bugs.
Ended the day with fewer than he started with.

Wade commented on the quality of the fish today.
Jeff caught fish on a Pat's Rubber Leg and a Red Copper John.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Hatch

Todays hatch.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mama's Day To Row

Larry tried out a new articulated streamer today.
He was acting like a ninja dude showing me his fish.
I was practicing my rowing skills.  The river level was high enough so I didn't hit too many rocks.
The Fish Spotter was relaxing.  She wasn't worried.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Wooly Bugger Day

The river came up a 80 c.f.s. and was kind of discolored today.
Steve's arm was tired after casting buggers all morning.
We got caught in a severe rain storm towards the end of the trip.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pats Rubber Leg

The black Pats Rubber Leg caught many fish today.
Dave caught more rainbows than he ever has.

This was Jesse's first float trip.  Said he learned a lot today and wants
to come back and fish the Arkansas again.