Great Trout fishing in Colorado
<p>The fishing in the mountains has been getting better every day as spring runoff is coming to an end. There have been hatches of stonefly's, caddis, pmd's, and even the brown drake on one stream that we fish. As the streams start to drop, and become safe to wade, the fishing can be very good. Most of these streams have not had any anglers fishing them since last fall! They are often anxious to hit the first dry that they see this time of year. On the small stream the best patterns have been hoppers and the mini hot. If they are not hitting them, all we have been doing is adding a small bead head or a large hare's ear if the brown drake nymph is around.
Below the dam the flows are back down below 500 cfs. Some days the fishing has been tough in the morning with the fishing hanging low in the water column. They wanted lots of weight and ate leeches, olive, brown and black midge pupa's. Lots of small stuff!
In certain areas the fish were killing Dodd's Cricket, We had to find the right fish, when we did you could feed several fish in the same area. Some fish are looking for black! Now all we need is the ants.
I also spent month fishing for Tarpon in Florida.
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About The Author: Captain Scott Taylor
Company: High Country Fishing Charters
Area Reporting: South West Colorado
Bio: Scott Taylor has been guiding fishermen since he was 20 yrs old. His experience led him to start his own guide service in Vail, CO for 12 years before becoming a Charter Captain on the Gulf Coast of Florida. With 6 years experience on the saltwater flats of Pine Island Sound, Scott specialized in sight fishing for Redfish, Snook and Tarpon! Now in the summer time Scott runs the only charter service out of Colorado on Navajo Lake - High Country Fishing Charters! In the winter Scott is the Training Coordinator and Ski Instructor at Wolf Creek Ski Area, just outside of Pagosa Springs. Scott is Full Cert. instructor with 16 years experience at the Vail Ski School. Scott has appeared 2 times on ESPN, and once on High Country Outdoors. For information on guided fishing trips, or for Private Ski Lessons at Wolf Creek with Scott, please send an Email. The main style of fishing offered on Navajo Lake is fly fishing and light tackle (spinning & bait casting) with artificial lures and fly's. On the quality waters of the San Juan River trips are fly fishing only, instruction being the specialty. Teaching how to cast, when to cast, how to work the fly or lure, and when and where to fish. I am a very patient instructor / guide, and enjoy teaching new anglers to fish with either spinning gear or a fly rod. For the more experienced angler, I also teach techniques to improve accuracy and increase casting distance.