Friday, June 21, 2013

Bear Creek- 6/21/13

Finally I kicked off my summer fishing today, spending a perfect afternoon on Bear Creek, cooling off in the nice, cool mountain water.  With starting my new job recently, more time has been devoted to work, and the fly fishing was put on the back burner.  After almost a month of no fishing, I decided that an afternoon wet wading was exactly what I needed.

With the drought year of 2012, I only fished Bear Creek early season last year.  I have always enjoyed this little gem that is so close to home.  I was afraid that with last years low flows and high water temperatures, this fishery would take a beating.  But it just goes to prove how resilient these trout were. I found eager fish in every pool, willing to chase large foam hopper patterns.  I tied on a Fat Albert at the car, and only changed out a few droppers.  Skating the hopper across the water would cause the trout to go crazy, chasing the fly down from all the way across the pool.  It was almost as fun watching these fish react to the fly as it was having them hook up.

It felt good to be back on the water, and this made me super excited for some awesome Colorado summer fishing.  I am planning some fun trips to some new water, and am hoping that this summer turns out perfect!!

Cool spider web

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