Post By: BCIII Posted: 6/20/2012 2:13:42 PM Points: 2585
Ok first off this is a long post with lots of pictures... If that bothers you, you might as well go on to the next post :-) So my dad made his second annual visit from Idaho to Colorado a few weeks ago. What a trip we had... Fished 11Mile and Spinney and for the 8 days of fishing straight we caught some pretty nice fish. In windy conditions to calm conditions, from cold to hot, it was a great time spending wtih my dad and look forward to next year. These were the ones we took pictures of but several more were caught after that. Hope you enjoy the pics as much as I enjoyed taking them. And just to clear the waters as I know it might come up..... No fish were caught on bait, all fish that were not kept were released safely.... (we are ending up mounting 2 of them)..... Laters
THanks for the comments.... as far as conditions report... This was about 3 weeks ago.... Trout at Spinney were from 17-25 FOW for best action. Mornings of course were best but afternoon picked up also. Days that it was glass for water, it was tough fishing. Days with a ripple was best, days with hurricane winds, you just wondered how stupid you were being on the lake. Tube jigs have been the hot spot.... at Spinney... 11Mile was more of the HD's and #5 mepps.... Fish were hanging deeper at 11Mile, of course 3 weeks ago... some things could have changed. We were dead sticking Fresh Water Rainbow colored 7" tube jigs using waves on the water as a natural motion..... It was cool as hell. We were about 14 feet of water and you could see the northerns just hammer the tube jigs.... Weeds are probably pretty high now. I am not stingy when it comes to sharing hot spots..... If you have a boat,.... head to the North Shores and about 150-200 yards from the restrooms... Stay in between both restrooms and just drift, if current is to fast then drop N drag an anchor. Jig it like ice fishing and hold on to your britches. Trully a fun challanging way to fish cause you cannot see anything. White, rainbow,coffee, pumpkin tube jigs with 1/4 oz jig heads.
Reply by: BCIII Posted: 6/21/2012 11:07:22 AM Points: 2585
For the most part he did.... Early early years. We used to fish the Big Horn River in Montana quite a bit growing up, not to mention Puget Sound and the Callowits river in Washington for Steelhead and Silver Salmon. His health has dropped a bit so its a matter of taking advantage of everything now, rather then wishing what you could have had.