Finally, I got a Tiger Musky here in Colorado. After at least a dozen attempts at Harvey Gap and Clear Creek Reservoir the Gap produced. I know he's just a little feller, but an accomplishment none the less. I actually caught him off a stand up paddle board. Can't say it was amazing angling. I was about to blow onto shore and I flipped my large black bunny strip to the side of my board with my left hand so I could paddle with my right. (I'm right handed). Out of the corner of my eye I saw the Musky sitting there with my fly in its' mouth. All I had to do was jerk the rod. I couldn't strip because the paddle was in my other hand. Luckily I'm ambidextrous, and only had ten feet of line out. I missed two other strikes, couldn't tell if they were Skies or Pike. I was able to put together a pattern though. Fish were holding on wind blown banks with submerged vegetation. To get bit the fly had to be held stationary for a few seconds. My wife and I had celebratory cheese burgers at the new Culvers in Glenwood Springs afterwards... Delicious. My next goal is a big Tiger Musky out of CCR. Wish me luck, the first one only took three years.
It's a sad thing the state is going to drain Harvey Gap, destroying all fish. Saving the native species in the Colorado River seems a bit fishy to me. Politics! If anyone knows who to contact so I can file a grievance please share.
On a side note, the Crappie fishing has been great at The Gypsum Ponds. I know there are Smallmouth Bass in there too. The State better do something about that.