Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Last chance for local bass

String up your bass rods now before it is too late! In another month or so the local bass ponds will be too cold for good warm water fly fishing. But October afternoons are still a great time to get out and whack some bass!
You may not have the same great top water action you had this think about heavy streamers on longer 2x and 3x leaders. Dark, reddish brown (crayfishy) streamers are in order. A couple of my favorite flies are "Geezus Lizard", "Belly Ache Minnow" and the "Mini-Sculpin".

Saturday, October 3, 2009

City Slicker

You can take the trout bum out of Junction, but you can't take the Junction out of the trout bum. Yuk, yuk, yuk. Anyway. Patrick Knackendoffel moved out to the Front Range a couple years ago from Grand Junction to go to school and guide for us. Patrick and I drove into downtown Denver the other day to scout for carp in the South Platte river...but got side tracked by big trout! You may be surprised at the quality of the fish in the middle of the city! If you live in or near Denver you ought to be involved, or at least aware of the efforts of the Denver chapter of Trout Unlimited. They are investing a lot of time and energy into that stretch of river.