Report from the Denver South Platte Categories: 22
Denver Trout Unlimited posted a great report by Ronnie Crawford that covers the electro shocking project on the Denver South Platte by Colorado Parks and Wildlife last month. The team surveyed a small stretch of the river that is scheduled for a major renovation and improvement effort next year. Does the Denver South Platte have the potential to become a world class fishery? Make the jump to find out what species are successfully reproducing in the South Platte. ...
Feel the Sustut Steel Categories: 2218
"Wading knee deep in the first run of the first day, I moved with extreme caution due to the significant hang over produced from a bit too much bourbon the night before. While this by no means aided on my casting, I will say that my slower-than-normal reactions absolutely saved my ass when a nice fish decided to rip my fly at the tail end of the pool." - Tucker Ladd
Steelhead on the Brain Categories: 2220
Photo: Scott Tarrant Seven anglers fish for steelhead for three days - nine hours each day. It is a do-it-yourself trip. Fish counts are at 60% of the 10 year historical average. On day four, three anglers fish for 2.5 hours. A total of 13 steelhead are hooked. What is the average “rod time” on the water required to hook a steelhead? First winning answer posted here on the blog wins a signature Trout’s Fly Box.
Trout’s Spotlight: Cody Hoeckelberg Categories: 19
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Road Trip: Steelhead Part III Categories: 2218
The Olympic Peninsula The Olympic Peninsula is the westernmost point of the contiguous United States and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and to the east by Hood Canal. It is also home to big and wild steelhead.
10 Things I Learned While Fishing for Steelhead Categories: 2322
At the end of every fly fishing trip I take, whether domestic or abroad, I find it usefull to take notes on the experience so you'll be better prepared the next time you make a similar journey. After a 10 day trip to Northern British Columbia, here's my list of DO's and DO NOT's when chasing fall run steelhead: 1. Canada is very cold in October, bring LOTS of clothing. 2. When it is really cold out, beer tastes good, but whiskey tastes better. 3. Fly...
Report from the “Dream Stream” Categories: 22
Scott Willoughby wrote a great piece in the Denver Post about the late Charlie Meyers and co-author Kirk Deeter who wrote the Little Red Book of Fly Fishing. Willoughby and Deeter spent the day on the "Dream Stream" and reflected on Meyers' approach to fishing and the new Charlie Meyers State Wildlife Area. It is well worth the read. Photo Scott Willoughby Between casts and occasional catches, conversation revolved around fishing, writing and the icon who brought...