I needed to get away from the wind and the slow fishing here in South Park so my bride and I did a trip over to the Pan.
I fished Mon afternoon, Tues morning and again this morning. Super fun trip, I was a bit surprising as the flow is down around 80cfs which can make for tough fishing in this gin clear tailwater.
Mon afternoon was wild, I started on a lower river spot I like and had a 20" rainbow on my first cast, that was the largest fish of the trip! The next two casts and two fat feisty 15" browns got on the scoreboard. My next two cast both drew bites but I wiffed both of them, 5 casts 5 bites and three to net, about what I was doing on Spinney in 3 hours!
This morning I fished an upper river section above the bridge and had 20 browns in 2 1/2 hours, most from 10" to 15" aggressive fish that fight hard.
I walked back to the Jeep and surprisingly no one was in the Bridge Pool so I slid down and managed 5 browns in the next 15 minutes.This pool had only produced 2 fish in 40 minutes in the morning frost.
I fished a total of 10 hours and landed 3 rainbows and 71 browns, it doesn't get much better especially with the low water conditions. I'm sure I missed as many fish as I caught, an amazing fishery with non-stop action on this trip. I hadn't been to the pan since the fall of 2014, I'll be back in the Springtime with some high water, could it get better? I guess I'll find out.
I'll add some pictures after I reduce the sizes down.