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Lake: Crater Lakes - JPWA
Fish: Brook Trout

High Country Fishing with the Puppy

Post By: RockyMountainFlyGuy      Posted: 7/11/2022 2:47:12 PM     Points: 790    
They say time spent fishing isnít subtracted from our allotted time here on Earth. Time spent fishing with your dog must add time back.
Sure itís a little challenging to fish with Junebug in the water, but for me, she adds to the experience. Her excitement, wonder and joy are contagious.

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Location: Lower Crater Lake via the South Boulder Creek trail in the James Peak Wilderness Area. 6 mile round trip hike with 1,389í of elevation gain.

Fishing: Brook trout cruise the edge of the lake and the drop off looking for anything and everything to eat. They will readily take a well-placed dry fly or small nymph. While sighting fish is easier with calm water, a light wind/chop gives the fish confidence. Cast in front of risers or shadows. A dry with short (6-12 inch) dropper works well. Casting is difficult with all the trees Ė either cast sideways along the shore or roll cast to the drop off. Dry Files: Griffithís Gnat (16-22), Parachute Adams (18-22), Ant patterns (14-22) Nymphs: RS2 (18-22), Mercury Midge (18-22), Brassie (18-22), Rainbow Warrior (18-22).

 Reply by: JKaboom      Posted: 7/11/2022 3:13:33 PM     Points: 703
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 7/11/2022 3:16:19 PM     Points: 4991
Hope that's true about time fishing with your dog. Those pictures remind me of some of the best days of my life. Hope that's what Heaven is like. Funny how you can see the look of pure joy on a dog.
I'd like to purchase a hundred fins up for this one.
 Reply by: RockyMountainFlyGuy      Posted: 7/11/2022 3:38:47 PM     Points: 790
Thanks Guys

Barnacles - I'm convinced the Rainbow Bridge has a trout stream running under it )
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