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Lake: Vega Reservoir
Fish: Cutbow Trout

First Float Tube trip and Fish on Fly of 2022

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 5/13/2022 5:37:54 PM     Points: 174    
Had a nice outing recently with the GF on the Float Tubes. Usually I get my first float tube outing in by late February or early March, so it was a little late this year. As most of us have experienced, it's been REALLY windy so that has also deterred me from trying. Regardless, the water was still very cold but the evening bite we showed up for was pretty active.

I remembered my thermometer this time! About 2 1/2 feet depth from shore was 48 degrees and out in the middle of the lake, the surface temps were 42 degrees. Fairly windy conditions with big gusts here and there but we were tucked over by the dam wall and the wind was blowing over that. Luckily, it didn't effect us too much! Water levels still seem pretty low, especially compared to years past.

The trout rises were plentiful and the bite was nice, with fish caught on 2" swimbaits, HD trout crankbaits, and I got my first fish on the fly of 2022! Caught on a size 18 rainbow warrior midge (pictured below). I'm looking forward to getting out to higher elevations soon to get some more belly boating done😀 Hope you enjoy the video below and the pictures!

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 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: May. 13, 5:38:29 PM     Points: 174
Cheyenne got a GoPro and the videos will have her POV in them now too when she joins😀🎣
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: May. 13, 7:56:39 PM     Points: 2301
Great timing. Just getting my tube ready to live in this summer. I bought Shanko's tube last year. Still trying to figure out how to hang my catheter and IVs on the PVC apparatus.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: May. 14, 5:20:02 AM     Points: 174
-Barnacles

Ya I'm planning on doing the same thing this Summer as well! LOL, I need to invest in some pvc myself
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: May. 14, 9:00:31 AM     Points: 7369
Great video and looks like a lot of fun. Some healthy-looking trout in that lake it's amazing that it still producers such nice trout after all these years.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: May. 16, 10:47:29 AM     Points: 174
-not too old to fish

Thanks man! Sorry for the late reply, been out of town all weekend.
They certainly do a good job with this fishery. The forage in the lake is so bountiful, between the crawfish, minnows, and other bugs. Hopefully some of those tigers get huge in there!
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