Sunday, July 20, 2014

Spinney Mountain Ranch- 7/19/14

The 50+ hour work weeks have really taken a toll on my fishing time this summer, but I was finally able to get out with my Dad yesterday, heading up to South Park to fish the Dream Stream.  With life flying by at such a crazy speed, it's good to have days like this to slow down the pace and really enjoy the river.  The South Platte was flowing at a perfect 294, which is an awesome rate for this river and allows for the fish to spread out, meaning you can catch fish everywhere.  The river looked absolutely perfect, with bugs popping all day long, massive swarms of PMD's and Caddis flying everywhere and really getting the fishes attention all day long.

What made yesterday special was watching my Dad catch his biggest trout yet.  A beautiful Snake River Cutthroat that ate a Prince Nymph in a long slow run up by the dam right before we turned around and headed for the car.  Almost botched the photo, but we lucked out and were able to get some stunning photos of this awesome fish.  A perfect way to end the day in South Park, catching a monster fish on the Dream Stream.