Scott Taylor

Did 3 floats last week on the lower Juan, and fished a few hours on the town stretch. Below the dam the fishing has been very good on the warmer days. If you can hit the river when the temperatures are in the mid forties and higher the fishing should be good. With that said, currently it is in the 30's and snowing in Pagosa, I should be fishing instead of writing this report. I think it would be a good BWO afternoon!

Speaking of BWO's, we were still catching fish on top between 1 and 3 pm. The day I took Bill William's he threw a tandem streamer rig all day with the exception, of casting to rising fish by Duranglers corner. Other than that it has been nymphing. The day I fished with Steve P, I had his fishing buddy Jim rigged with an orange / yellow egg with 1 piece of krystal flash at the eye of the hook, and a red larva all day, I never changed his rig, and he was in fish all day! I kept changing Steve up, looking for a new pattern with the fish (to keep him in fish). I would get into more fish with other patterns, but had to keep changing and the set up went cold. By the end of the day Steve ended up with red back on below a HCPT and landed one last fish at the Last Chance Hole.

95 day till we chase Tarpon in the Everglades!!

Scott Taylor


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Steve P with a pretty winter bow.
Steve P with a pretty winter bow.

Tarpon Time!
Tarpon Time!

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Scott Taylor

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.

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