The following is a logbook of my private fishing days when I am not guiding trips.

Friday August 18th, 2017

Colorado River:

River clearing after long monsoonal weather pattern kept it high and dirty. Sunny, no clouds. No visible insect or feeding activity.

Fishing time 1.75 hours. 

  • 9:50 loss
  • 10:02 12" Rainbow Trout,  Copper Walts
  • 10:04 loss
  • 10:17 loss knot failure pink bunny
  • 10:32 Rainbow Trout,  Copper Walts
  • 10:35 14" Rainbow Trout,  Copper Walts
  • 10:40 14" Rainbow Trout,  Copper Walts
  • 10:52 Rainbow Trout,  Copper Walts
  • 11:12 13"  Rainbow Trout,  Green Papaya
  • 11:19 15" Rainbow Trout,  Green Papaya

Tuesday August 15th, 2017

the Zika Midge doubles well for the trico hatch. 

the Zika Midge doubles well for the trico hatch. 

Yampa River,

Steamboat Springs. Party Cloudy, mid 70's.  Landed 11 of 12 fish for 3.5 hours angling time.

RaonbowTrico Blizzard, 10:00

  • 11:15 17" Brown trout, Zika Midge
  • 11:20 14" Brown trout. Zika Midge
  • 11:31 12" Brown trout. Zika Midge
  • 11:38 10" Brown trout. Zika Midge
  • 11:37 15" Rainbow Trout.  Zika Midge
  • 11:45 15" Cutthroat Trout. Zika Midge
  • 11:50 19" Brown Trout, Sexy Walt's copper rib.
  • 12:00 18" Brown Trout, Sexy Walt's copper rib.
  • 12:02 loss
  • 12:03 9" Brown Trout, Sexy Walt's copper rib.
  • 12:25 16" Rainbow Trout, Sexy Walt's copper rib.

Wednesday August 8th, 2017

Goa Worm, an excellent late summer larva immitation

Goa Worm, an excellent late summer larva immitation

Roaring Fork River:

Sunny and mild, in between monsoonal systems with mud on the way. Got out while I could because the river is blown out in Carbondale with mud on the way. 1.5' visibility, olive green color. 1300CFS.

Total 9 fish hooked, 8 landed fish for 3 hours.

 

Thursday August 3rd, 2017

Colorado River:

3 fish landed of 6 hooked.

  • 12:17 15" Rainbow Trout, Green Papaya
  • 12:30 loss 3
  • 12:42 12" Brown Trout, Goa Worm
  • 1:06 12" Brown Trout, Olive Polish Quill jig
 

Thursday July 27th, 2017

Pink Bunny, AKA Pautzkees Hares Ear, Sexy Walts

Pink Bunny, AKA Pautzkees Hares Ear, Sexy Walts

Roaring Fork River:

Hooked 9 landed 8

  • 8:46 14" Rainbow Trout, Pink Bunny
  • 8:53 10" Brown Trout, Pink Bunny
  • 8:56 16" Rainbow Trout, Green Papaya
  • 9:00 Brown Trout, Green Papaya
  • 9:05 loss
  • 9:08 11" Brown Trout, Green Papaya
  • 9:15 10" Brown Trout, Pink Bunny
  • 10:37 18" Brown Trout, Green Papaya
 

Monday July 24th, 2017

Pink Bunny, AKA Pautzkees Hares Ear, Sexy Walts

Pink Bunny, AKA Pautzkees Hares Ear, Sexy Walts

Eagle River:

Found one decent pool with willing fish. Only fished for an hour.

  • 12:08 Brown trout, Pink Bunny
  • 12:09 Brown trout, Pink Bunny
  • 12:11 Brown trout, Pink Bunny
  • 12:12 18" Rainbow trout, Pink Bunny
 

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Ginger variant EC Caddis doubles for cranefly and newly emerged PMD mayfly duns.

Ginger variant EC Caddis doubles for cranefly and newly emerged PMD mayfly duns.

Frying Pan River:

Landed 15 of 16 fish for 2.15 hours angling time.

 

Thursday July 13th, 2017

Colorado River

  • 8:20 loss
  • 8:27 16" Rainbow trout, Green Papaya
  • 8:57 20" Rainbow trout, Green Papaya
  • 9:23 10" Fine Spotted cutthroat Trout, Green Papaya
  • 9:31 Rainbow trout, LOSS
  • 10:30 16" Rainbow trout, Olive Vindicator Dry.
 

Tuesday July 11th, 2017

Coppertone Frenchie

Coppertone Frenchie

Colorado River

Landed 7 of 9 fish for 1.5 hours.

  • 8:20 12" Brown Trout,  Zika Jig
  • 8:24 12" Brown Trout,  Zika Jig
  • 8:30 18" Brown Trout,  Zika Jig
  • 8:36 6" Rainbow Trout, Zika Jig
  • 8:54 12" Rainbow Trout, Zika Jig
  • 9:03 loss
  • 9:33 14" Rainbow Trout, Sally Jig
  • 9:41 13" Brown Trout,  Sally Jig
  • 9:56 loss 
 

Monday July 10th, 2017

Bank Maggot

Bank Maggot

Colorado River

12 fish landed for 15 fish hooked.

  • 8:40 10" Snake River fine spotted cutthroat trout, Bank Maggot 
  • 8:44 10" Rainbow trout, Bank Maggot 
  • 8:48 10" Rainbow trout, Purdee John PMD
  • 8:59 13" Brown trout, Purdee John PMD
  • 9:48 18" Brown trout, Pink Bunny
  • 10:16 @18" Brown trout, green papaya. Knot failure while landing.
  • 10:23 10" Rainbow trout, Green Papaya
  • 10:24 Loss
  • 10:27 13" Rainbow trout, Green Papaya
  • 10:30 13" BT Green Papaya
  • 10:39 loss
  • 10:46 loss
  • 10:53 12" Rainbow trout, Sally jig hot collar
  • 10:57 12" Rainbow trout, Sally jig hot collar
  • 10:59 Rainbow trout, Hares ear
 

Wednesday July 5th, 2017

Roaring Fork River:

River still high from runoff but starting to become fishable. Fished for about 45 minutes.

 

Tuesday May 27th, 2017

Mondo Rubber Legged hares Ear

Mondo Rubber Legged hares Ear

Roaring Fork River. 

Runoff subsiding, flows down to 5300 CFS. I am able to reach a slot that fish congregate in during high water.

Landed 15 of 16 fish, 3.5 hours fished.

 

Monday May 26th, 2017

Sopris Creek

I don't keep too many detailed records when I fish Sopris Creek. 

Landed 30 fish today.