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River: Colorado River Glenwood Spgs to Rifle

Colorado River Jerks

Post By: bharper      Posted: 10/20/2018 6:59:14 PM     Points: 232    
Well hereís the best fish of the Colorado River trip yesterday caught by my friend Shaun. Heís like 6í2Ē so this 20Ē 2 3/4+ lb Brown doesnít look as big! He caught this as well as three 19Ē,a 18Ē,several 17Ē Browns,and a real fat 17Ē Bow that was 2 lbs! He ended up with over 20 fish! He caught all of his fish on a Rapala Countdown in the Hot Mustard Muddler Pattern.He caught most of them on a slow crank in and on the edge of the current! I ended up with19 on the Colorado catching most of mine on a Dynamic J-Spec Fire Craw! I had Rapala Countdown Hot Mustard Muddler but it was old and wasnít tracking right. I did try a few different Countdowns in a Brook Trout and Brown Trout but they wanted the chartreusse color and all I had was the Dynamic Fire Craw! They liked that chartreusse color especially with a slow crank! We only fished for 4-5 hours since we wanted to try a Reservoir for Pike but we only seen one 33-35Ē that twice wouldnít commit to a Jerkbait! The water was way down and fish activity was real slow so we left for home!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 10/20/2018 6:59:57 PM     Points: 232    
Hereís Shaunís fat Bow!
 Reply by: skunkmaster      Posted: 10/21/2018 8:20:49 AM     Points: 1030    
Way to bait & switch us with the double entendre, was expecting a bankside human conflict story. Congrats on some stellar jerks/tugs there, has me wondering why I keep handicapping myself with the long rod these days. Gorgeous colors on those fall-run browns.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 10/21/2018 8:26:20 AM     Points: 7235    
You got my attention!
Good play on words.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 10/21/2018 9:18:47 AM     Points: 232    
Thx guys! I thought the title might get some people wondering especially if they didnít know how I mostly fish for Trout. I have caught most of my bigger Trout using 1/4 oz Marabou Hair Jigs! Iíll probably switch to the long rod when I get older? I like the action of moving and covering lots of water! I really like getting slammed hard having the fish come flying out of the water! I do lose more fish on the Jerkbait but truly love the action! ✌️
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 10/21/2018 6:22:05 PM     Points: 36927    
Good stuff Harper, way 2 go!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 10/21/2018 6:54:31 PM     Points: 232    
Bron- Thx! I found a new spot but itís four times as far as the Gunny is from me! Iím sure Iíll be hitting it a few more times before the years over!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 10/21/2018 7:12:24 PM     Points: 36927    
We tried for carp today but the cold fronts have shut them down. Got some bullheads.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 10/21/2018 7:28:36 PM     Points: 232    
Thatís a bummer but at least you got into some cats! 👍 I wanted to go bass fishing again but donít know if it will be productive? Maybe soon?
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 10/21/2018 7:39:05 PM     Points: 60813    
Killin it again right on!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 10/21/2018 7:47:38 PM     Points: 232    
Thx Kev-O! Nice day weather wise as well,low 40ís to low 60ís and sunny!
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 10/24/2018 11:39:08 AM     Points: 12370    
Nice fish Bryan. Never fished that area. No doubt a blast.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 10/24/2018 5:43:07 PM     Points: 232    
Thx SGM! Iím probably going to fish again sometime soon,maybe tomorrow? These fish were aggressive and fought hard!

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