Friday, August 31, 2012

Hunt Lake Hike

The Fish Spotter made the 8 mile trek today.  She like to hike.
The Fish Spotter need to cool off by going swimming.
There were some nice green back cutthroats that were roaming the bank.
Hunt Lake is low like all the other lakes and rivers.
The trail going up to Hunt Lake.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Day Not To Forget

 Jay set the hook on this fish and went over backwards into the river. The good news is that he landed this fish.
 The NoMad was working to day.
Dave laid his rod down on the back seat so  he could make a video and fish hit one of the flies and pulled the rod/reel/line and fish into the river never to be seen again.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tincup Pass Ride.

Mirror Lake
Mother bear.
Young bear.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Snow is Coming.

After the clouds cleared the mountain tops had some SNOW.

The net had to work today.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mike and Mike

This was Mike's first float on the Arkansas.  He enjoyed it!!

Check out this chunky rainbow.
Mike stayed in the back of the boat all day. 
Therefore there was a fish sweeper in front of him.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fall Is In The Air

Smoke in the air from fires to the west.
Jim caught this rainbow on a foam PMX.
Geez, another nice rainbow.
Jerry had success with the hot wire prince as the dropper.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fishing Was Good Today

George caught fish on top flies and droppers.
Eye to eye.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

WaterDog Lakes Trail on up to Banana Mtn. (12,323 feet)

 After leaving the WaterDog Lakes, the trail gets steep and rocky.
 The Fish Spotter made it too.
Looking back towards the ridge after descending from the top.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Calm day on Spinney

Many fish 20" and over today.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Finally Get To Float Down River

 Rick caught many fish today on a foam hopper & a hot wire prince.
This fish jumped out of Mike's hands and landed in the water.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fished with Jason White from Crested Butte Anglers

 Fished out of a Boulder Creek drift boat. The Fish Spotter was very attentive today
 Caught wild rainbows. Caught wild browns.

This brown came up from the lake. It is ready to gorge on salmon eggs.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Morris Gulch above Whitepine, CO

Mining activity above timberline.
Old miners cabin.

Modern conveniences.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Crest Trail to Bald Mountain.

We started off from the Old Monarch Pass road on the Continental Divide Trail. Hiked through the Monarch Ski Area to the start of the Crest Trail going North

 The top of Bald Mtn. and wind was howling.
 Upper Water Dog Lake.
Darlene only needed to go 3 more miles to finish the trip.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Father & Son Trip

Vincent said this was a strong fighting fish!
John  landed a few and missed a lot.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Beautiful Morning

Dennis worked on his casting and mending today and successfully landed some fish.
The fish took the big foam hopper this morning and also the hot wire prince.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Old Guides Day Off

Darlene was the guide today and The Fish Spotter was the fish counter.
She didn't have to use all 16 toes.
This building is a bit of Arkansas River's history.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Day 2 and Day 3

Don was smiling again today.
Don fished with a foam PMX and a Hot Wire Prince.
Nice spots on this brown.
Don's son and son-in-law enjoyed their fishing trip too.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Don's First Day On The River

We had to find clean water to fish in today.
Don managed to catch some nice browns.