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Lake: Trappers Lake
Fish: Colorado River Cutthroat

Great Day at Trappers

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/27/2020 8:11:15 PM     Points: 305    
I've been wanting to get up to this area for the last two years now...Every time I would have it planned, something dumb would happen or something would come up and I would have to cancel....FINALLY made it up there for this video though!

Had a great time with my buddy/teammate Remy! Strange fishing though to say the least...All of our bites came in the smack dab middle of the lake, and most of them were probably around 20+ feet deep...Tried dry flies, dropper hopper rigs, and some nymphing from shore and got nothing. After Remy smashed 3 out in the middle, I decided to get my belly boat out...Problem was...NO FLIPPERS! Forgot them at home😩 Had to do some scissor kicking action constantly to gain any traction...Also was going against the wind which was fairly rough that day. A good size canoe flipped, everyone was ok though at least!! Caught some fish and went back in to shore since my legs were overworked!

All in all, got some good fish and got some great drone footage! Just had to put in a little/lotta work for the fish😂🤣 Hope you guys enjoy the video! Had a blast editing this one!

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 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 8/27/2020 8:36:01 PM     Points: 7641
Nice video as usual, Too bad about the fins it looked like just what you needed to get to the larger cuts. It looks like another trip there should happen and bring all your stuff next time lol. Maybe it's time for a checklist before the trip.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 8/27/2020 9:05:44 PM     Points: 280
Wow! I have been eyeballing that fishery for 5+ yrs so Iím glad you made it up there! What an absolutely picturesque setting to fish and get away! Nice Cutties!!! Thanks for sharing! Maybe Iíll get up there next year? 💥🎣👊🍻
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/27/2020 9:11:22 PM     Points: 305
not too old to fish

Thanks man! Glad you checked it out and enjoyed it😃 Ya definitely a bummer but at least I got to scissor kick my way out and get a few lol...Good suggestion. We do that for ice fishing but might have to do it for regular fishing too now. I was a pretty sad camper at first when I found out I didn't bring them. Remy wanted to yell at me😂🤣
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/27/2020 9:13:10 PM     Points: 305

It's WELL WORTH IT for the scenery alone! I'm so happy I finally got up there and fished. We'll be heading back to take Sam there and also hit a few lakes around that lake! I bet you'd love it up there based on your posts!!!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/27/2020 9:14:00 PM     Points: 305
-not too old to fish

Also, we will def be back there!! Need to take Sam and also we want to hit little trappers!!
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: 8/28/2020 1:12:10 PM     Points: 463
Beautiful place, beautiful fish - glad you got into them.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/28/2020 2:46:47 PM     Points: 305

Now I know what some of my friends were talking about when they said the scenery was unreal up there! Made for a great time...We should be able to get up there again before winter, need to take Sam there!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 8/28/2020 6:33:50 PM     Points: 44477
Nice job guys! Great scenery there....very nice venue.
 Reply by: whitehook      Posted: 8/29/2020 12:10:05 PM     Points: 23
Iíve been wanting to make it out there for several years as well. I guess I just need to make it happen. Looks beautiful.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/29/2020 1:20:46 PM     Points: 305

Appreciate it Bron! That place was unreal, can't wait to make it back there!! Lots of other good water too I hear in the area.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/29/2020 1:22:21 PM     Points: 305

It's worth it! Just bring some type of belly boat or canoe in case they're out deep in that channel, Like they were for us. Everyone we talked to that fished shallow that day didn't get a bite...You can rent canoes there too.
 Reply by: ark angler      Posted: 8/30/2020 8:09:41 AM     Points: 212
Iíve had some great days at Trappers with a black ant pattern. The lake and fish are beautiful. Be careful if you take a canoe out there. We saw a couple of guys that flipped their canoe and were hypothermic by the time they were rescued. Lucky to be alive...
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 8/30/2020 9:08:25 PM     Points: 177
Awesome! You can just see the change in the air up high. Im so ready for it!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 8/31/2020 8:35:04 AM     Points: 305
-ark angler

IDK what it was, maybe peak summer conditions but all the fish were really deep and in the middle. I went with dry fly fishing and dropper hopper fishing for the first few hours there and didn't get a bite. Ya that wind was a bit much that day, glad the people that flipped were ok!


Same with us...We were out fishing for bluegill yesterday and most of the conversation was Fall Fishing and Ice Fishing lol. Looking forward to the ice the most!!

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