Post By: Jacob J Posted: 7/1/2015 7:03:45 PMPoints: 1015
It was my dream to visit this lake and finally put my hands on those graylings. Has entire lake to myself. Just a couple of other anglers came in for a short session. Weather was excellent. Got my first in my life grayling on first cast and it was 13" beauty on caddis. Caught a couple on prince nymph. After that spent a couple of hours figuring right fly. Was getting hits practically on any fly tried until put on one magi fly (see picture) and that when action has started - landed about 20 fish on that fly. Size ranging fro 8" to 13". Boy, they put a fight like crazy. I thought that I am pulling some kind of monster. After Jefferson Lake, this is my second memorable session for this year. Well worth the trip. I am happy. Oh, did I mentioned that all fish went back home?
It's a cool place to go to catch a different type of fish for Colorado. Wife caught the first one (for either of us) from shore before we launched the Kayaks and we were quite excited. About 30-40 fish later it was more routine. We also settled into using prince nymphs under a bubble. Went through my entire supply before we were done. Also, that same day, we watched from our boats as a family proceeded to walk up on a cow moose and calf near the inlet area. We tried to warn them but they were oblivious. It could have made for a real interesting experience, but instead, the cow and calf made a quick exit. In the end, I'm not sure if mom, dad, and kids ever even knew the moose were just down the path from them.
Reply by: Jacob J Posted: 7/2/2015 6:39:56 AM Points: 1015
Agree. It is beautiful place and worth the trip. One of my friends, who recently moved to Montana, fished this lake and he provided me with all information that I must know about Joe Wright, including moose awareness. But I quickly got carried away and forgot about wildlife. If moose will approach me, I would be caught off-guard since I was retrieving fly with closed eyes. I was entirely at the end of the line.