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River: Yampa River - Steamboat Springs

Yampa by Steamboat

Post By: mike2_72      Posted: 10/8/2019 6:19:02 AM     Points: 83    
Fished the Yampa through Steamboat both Saturday and Sunday morning for a few hours. It Was cold when I got there and the eyes on my rod were freezing up until about 8:30. I was just spin fishing and fished floating raps in various colors. Managed quite a few nice browns in the 18-20 range and a few nice rainbows in the 14-16 range. All in all it was a great couple of mornings.
 Reply by: mike2_72      Posted: Oct. 8, 6:22:12 AM     Points: 83    
A few more pics
 Reply by: Americanwolf      Posted: Oct. 8, 6:43:57 AM     Points: 358    
Nice Mike! I've been waiting since the closure of the river in the summer to get back over and fish. You made up my mind I gotta fish yampa this weekend. I bet I wont have to cast in between the tubers this time. haha.
 Reply by: VolcanoSteve      Posted: Oct. 8, 8:21:44 AM     Points: 6    
"Just" spin fishing? Never apologize for spin fishing! In no way is it a lesser form of fishing. ) Anyway, nice haul! I'll be out there this next weekend as well. Did you hit any pike with the Raps?

 Reply by: mike2_72      Posted: Oct. 8, 9:08:24 AM     Points: 83    
Steve, I never meant it like that but as I read it back it does sounds like that. No way of fishing is lesser than any other for me, whatever catches fish works for me. I didn't get any pike or see any follow. I did have some follows from larger browns, I would have liked to sink my hook into.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Oct. 8, 12:59:10 PM     Points: 4655    
I like your attitude, (mine too) anything that catches fish I will use. I can fish using just about any method in lake or stream so I am not committed to any one method. Some times I will select one method to use just because I want to fish that way, at least for awhile. If this method isn't working I can always try something else. Congrats on the nice fish and thanks for sharing.
 Reply by: RPG      Posted: Oct. 9, 10:23:18 AM     Points: 6587    
Congratulations on a nice catch Mike. Your last picture looks like you were fishing more than through town. Way to go.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Oct. 9, 11:33:14 AM     Points: 197    
Nice catches! 🎣🎣👍🍻
 Reply by: VolcanoSteve      Posted: Oct. 10, 9:23:47 AM     Points: 6    
Just funnin with ya! The superior fishing method is the one that catches the most fish in the conditions. Sometimes that's a fly, sometimes it's spinnin!