Winter Trout on The San Juan
<p>Finally took a need break from teaching skiing at Wolf Creek. The conditions are still great with a 67-inch base mid – way, and 16 inches expected in the next few days. So if you are interested in a powder lesson, give me a call.
The river is running around 480 cfs, and has about 2 ft. visibility. The lake is turning over, but don't let this change your mind about fishing. The fishing has been great. We started off with leaches and OJ's, or Red larva's. We caught more on orange. Later in the day black UV's were the ticket. I also saw several guys throwing streamers, and they were into fish as well. Some of the fish seem to be in pre spawn, so eggs should be good as well.
Yesterday was sunny and the high was in the mid 40's, today I already have 4 inches on the ground. I have to go do a quick pass with the plow.
Below are some photo's from the our day on the water.
Sarah with her first fish of the day.
Awesome winter day on the Juan.
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.