Quick update. Went to Spike Buck yesterday afternoon. Cloudy, drizzle, and 40 degrees. Started at east end of Spike Buck and worked my way up about a mile or so along the south shore. Threw an egg layer. Not many on the water but I found that throwing the fly up against rocks in the water and let the eddy carry them back around I got plenty of strikes. In fact one of my best days on the water. Must have had at least 25-30 hook ups and landed about 20 fish. Some good size ones in the 14-16 inch range and chunky. Many small ones too. It was a blast. I watched a few egg layers hit the water and watched the action. As they swirled in the eddy’s they got swallowed up so I did the same and same results. Great time. Only spent about 3 hours tops on the water too.
Thought you’d like to know.
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Fish yesterday were hard on egglayers from Texas Creek up to Cotopaxi in the afternoon. Clouds of gravid females were on the water around 3PM. Emergence of new bugs was slow, but should be big today around Vallie Bridge. Even in cool weather, the fish have eaten pupa continuiously. This hatch is a little sporadic, but fishing is certainly very good. Lots of new fly fishers hooking up.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
We fishd near Texas Creek this morning, water temp was 49 at 8:30, took a long time to warm up, only 51 at 9:00. Fishing was slow, some on larvae and pupae. Moved down to Parkdale at noon, water was 5 degrees warmer, fish were eating pupa on the swing. About 2:30 began to see good numbers of rising fish, and took them on foam caddis for 2- 2 1/2 hours. Some fish on egg layers later.
Friday, April 21, 2006
Since water temperatures are not soaring towards 60 degrees, fish are continuing to eat Caddis pupa voraciously in the mornings thru early afternoon. A pretty good hatch is going on the Canyon City riverwalk right now and the adult numbers should increase a lot this weekend. Concentrate on fishing the pupa wet fly style and fish egglayers after 5 PM for the best dry fly fishing.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
My trip today was instruction for an intermediate fisherman,so we weren't hunting fish real hard. Water temp at Parkdale this morning did not break 50 degrees until nearly noon. Some fish were taking caddis pupa on the swing, and got a couple of takes on stimulators on top. We saw a light caddis hatch in Canon City this afternoon, with some egg laying activity. Water temp was nearly 60. The sun was high and bright, so not much surface action--Should be better when light level is lower, or more bugs.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Hello everyone this Curtis and I was able to get out for about an hour today from 2pm-3pm and I found some caddis in Canon City on the river walk. We also got reports of some caddis at parkdale. The fishing was not great today for me but I did get one in that hour on a bubble pupa. The fishing will only get better now as the hatch grows, so make plans to come over and fish soon.
Monday, April 10, 2006
Guides today had great success with BWO nymphs. Flies like a Black Thunder and Black Ice in #20 were excellent. Fish were not moving to Caddis pupa as they were yesterday. Caddis are right on the cusp of hatching in the lower river. As soon as the pupa start to drift in the water column, the fish will be on them. If you don't see fish, stay with rigs underneath but not on the bottom. Use small split shot and drift the nymphs up in the buffer zone. We're on Caddis Watch now, so be ready.........