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Lake: Thornton Gravel Ponds #2 & #3

Motherís Day and a little time

Post By: i2fly      Posted: 5/12/2019 9:21:54 PM     Points: 2353    
I had a little time today. I was able to fish a few hours. Started 2pm til 4:30. I put five in the net. I missed 2x that... quick grab and gone. Real good hatches today including some damsels and a few caddis as well. Still the fish are on the chironomid. I did manage a couple very respectable trout the last 2 outings 19Ē and a 20Ē. I found Really long casts and patience are necessary. I had to put it out and wait sometimes 5 minutes. Before recasting. Just let it drift. When Iíd wear out my welcome... Iíd move and go looking for feeding fish. Walk slow and cast close to the rise forms. Today good hatches with lots of pods feeding 2-5 rising in a group. #16 chironomid black and clear body. White or silver bead.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 5/13/2019 1:38:49 PM     Points: 415
Nice job! 👍🎣🍻 Iíve only fished those ponds once! I lived out by Brighton for a few years! Canít wait to get back over to South Park!
 Reply by: skunkmaster      Posted: 5/13/2019 5:30:37 PM     Points: 1055
Congrats, i2, it appears you have a knack for finding bigger trout wherever you go, even in a local warmwater pond. :)
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: 5/13/2019 9:58:58 PM     Points: 2353
Thanks guys. Gary, my 10í 6wt rod makes the difference. I was able to really launch a great cast. Seriously I got it all on the cast and caught that fish. I think 70í the backing was showing. Someone said to me that the rod doesnít catch fish... I beg to differ.

No way Iíd make out to the fish. With a lesser rod. Trying to steeple cast because the fence is 7í high and 25í behind. All I did was hit the timing correctly. Trust me the fence was very unforgiving when the timing was off. Lol.... i2
 Reply by: 2bithooker      Posted: 5/14/2019 1:24:54 PM     Points: 2
stating that the fence was 25' behind gives a pretty good indication as to where you were fishing on that pond. I have wrapped a fresh tied 3 fly rig and lost it to that fence umpteen times and it is more frustrating than willows. I learned a shooting line technique at that very place. be careful on the rip rap rocks they are unforgiving too. good to see decent fish in that water. imagine getting to fish lake #1 or the west side of lake 2. love hopper dropper fishing thee in the summer.
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: 5/14/2019 10:43:38 PM     Points: 2353
2bit, the fence runs the length of the pond... 3/4 of a mile or so. I walked up a down looking for fish. If that told you where is was then great. You know they move and feed where the bugs are. Thatís what I do I move too. Iíve landed fish from the parking lot end to the backside curl. I will give out info as to how but not where. Notice the photos I post. They will give very few clues as to where Iím at exactly....But judging from the pressure the ponds receive. They are well known. I think there is power bait splatter on just about every rock. That in itself makes catching quality trout special to me. I2

Also mom wonít be by to pick up behind you. You carried it in carry it out please.
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