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Lake: South Delaney
Fish: Cutbow Trout
North Park Anglers - North Park Colorado Fly Fishing Specialists

South Delaney

Post By: myrone      Posted: 6/16/2023 2:45:44 PM     Points: 1693    
Spent three days and two nights in North Park. Fishing was very poor.
No success at Lake John or Big Creek Lake. Weather was mixed with occasional rain showers. However, I did finally catch/release a healthy 14" Cutbow on a small Adams dry fly offering to avoid getting "skunked".
 Reply by: nparker      Posted: 6/18/2023 9:04:35 AM     Points: 2330
It sounds like the hatches have not heated up? How bout the skeeters? Thanks for the report.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: 6/18/2023 4:33:47 PM     Points: 7009
.and who was it saying North Park is much better than South, really too many variables in fishing to predict which would be better on any given day.
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: 6/18/2023 4:48:25 PM     Points: 3339
Anteroman you are exactly right !!! The skeeters up there start mid June and are about done in mid August.
 Reply by: myrone      Posted: 6/18/2023 6:50:26 PM     Points: 1693
The mosquitoes only got bad when the sun came out and the winds calmed. They aren't strong flyers so a riffling breeze keeps them at bay and betters your chances of fooling a trout on the surface. Just my opinions.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 6/19/2023 9:41:54 AM     Points: 395
Haven't heard anything official but wouldn't surprise me if the Delaneys had some winter kill. I made one late March trip to north and the ice was incredibly thick. Didn't even get a touch on my offerings.
 Reply by: robsdad      Posted: 6/20/2023 9:09:14 AM     Points: 139
So right Anteroman as far as variables, although it never hurts to have a little inside intel from someone in the know. #ThefishingDJ. The lakes are as full as I've seen them in the past 20+ years, and the rivers are the same, but fishing well if you put in the time.
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