Post By: NativeCuttie Posted: 6/2/2012 7:19:38 PM Points: 442
Tough day today..fish are smarter than I think. Managed to get a few though on the way up to Estes. The Vrain was tough and not much luck there but was able to get this beauty before heading back to Boulder. They wanted nothing to do with whatever I was throwing out but were finally hitting the orange scuds. Beautiful day before the clouds rolled in and glad I made it out. They are in full spawn now so be careful.
Reply by: NativeCuttie Posted: 6/4/2012 8:16:45 AM Points: 442
I really rely on sight fishing when going for these..its not my favorite place to go but like I said I was with my brother that wasn't up for a hike this weekend. I also got him to get his first fish on the fly rod so I'm happy either way. Very nice fish Dave and nice colors.
Reply by: NativeCuttie Posted: 6/4/2012 10:31:22 AM Points: 442
Yeah it was busy as I knew it would be. I kept truckin up highway 7 but not a lot of level water. A lot of drop offs and canyon pools. I drove through the Allen Park where a guy shot himself by accident in the face apparently.
Good looking fish. I haven't been out fishing for those guys yet. I've been kind of biding my time waiting for some of the higher altitude lakes to open up. There are two lakes in the Indian Peaks Wilderness that I'm determined to hit this year that should have bigger GBs, possibly grayling, and few people.
Have you been up to any of those higher lakes this year? If so, how are they looking? I lost one of my snowshoes, so I don't really want to posthole my way up there. Any word on the road up to Left Hand Res?
Reply by: team FMFO Posted: 6/5/2012 8:10:01 AM Points: 1425
Slayintrout- Yes u can wade and float tube Lily Lake. You can also Ice fish Lily !!! Hand augers only , no gas. Only 1 hole & 1 pole per person. The lake is C & R only. This nice male was caught just last winter.
Reply by: hackelmend Posted: 6/6/2012 6:26:34 AM Points: 42
They usually close the east shoreline for spawning. Hopefully it doesn't take them closing it for people to realize not to walk on the reds. I fished up there a few times early season and killed it. Orange asher is one of the best dries for that lake.