I fished this property exactly two years ago, when I was a very novice angler. The spring creeks were a little past my skill level, as I did not have the casting skill that is required that is necessary to successfully fish them. I did hook and land my first brown trout in the Roaring Fork, so I was looking forward to getting back out there to see if I would catch more fish this time around. My Dad and I fished the Roaring Fork in the morning, seemingly starting to hook fish from the very beginning. The fish were very active, taking both stonefly and baetis patterns. Rainbows and browns were both caught, and I even landed a couple Mountain Whitefish as well. I had never caught any of them before, but they fought hard and were fun to catch nonetheless. My Dad had his best day on any Colorado river, landing and releasing lots of healthy fish.
Me and my buddy fished the Spring Creeks in the afternoon, slowly leapfrogging each other up the two miles of the North Fork of the Spring Creek. Heavily weighted patterns and lots of split shot were required to get down fast enough to have a chance at catching fish, but once you got it dialed it, seemingly every pool yielded at least a couple fish. We fished all the way to property line, where you are greeted by arguably the best view on the entire property. Fishing this amazing place makes me so grateful to be back in Colorado, doing what I love with the people that I love in such beautiful places.
|Property line at Gianinetti Spring Creeks|
|First Mountain Whitefish|
|Nice face, Better fish!|