Monday, May 21, 2018

Granby 5-18 and 5-19

Took my friend Joe fishing at Granby. Water temp was about 45-48. We fished the channels in about 38-40 FOW. Did really well. 35ish fish the first day with one 26". It was just me the second day and I only fished about 2 hours. Got 10 or 11 with one measuring 27.25". The 27"er put up a really good fight, I thought I had hooked into a 30"er.

This weekend I set a new goal for myself. Calling it a 'hat trick'. A fish each in the same day from Granby, Willow Creek, and Williams Fork. The best I have managed so far is a bunch from Granby and one from Willow Creek in the same day.

That weekend I also hit Willow Creek and Williams Fork. Managed one small Rainbow from Willow Creek. We were only at Williams Fork for about 15 minutes before we got blown off.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Granby 5-10 to 5-13

Fished the channels in Granby Thursday to Sunday. Water temp between 42 and 46. Depth about 38-40 feet. Fishing was great, I personally had a 30 fish day on Saturday. Between the wife and I we caught about 90 fish in 3 days. Sunday we went to Williams Fork and tried trolling and got skunked. Also hit up Monarch and Willow Creek in the evening. Caught a small trout on my 9 weight at Willow Creek.

I definitely plan on going back to Williams Fork. I want to target pike but not sure how to do it from my boat with the wind blowing it around. Think I just need a longer casting rod.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Twin Lakes 4-30

Friend from work went to Twin Lakes on my suggestions. They caught four over 30 on fly rods!

Granby 5-5 and 5-6

Water temp: 39-41 Depth: 36'-40'

Great trip. Caught about 65 fish in two days. Diane got at 32.5" and a 27".

Monday, April 30, 2018

Twin Lakes 4-30

Decided to go for big Lakers at Twin Lakes one more time. Kept hoping to catch big Lakers from shore after ice out. I think it can be done but you just have to be there at the right time. Twin Lakes is just too far to keep hitting and hoping for big Lakers. The boat ramp is not even open so you have no choice but to fish from the bank.

That said we still had a great time. We arrived Friday about 6pm. I was really itching to catch my first fist with a fly rod, so that's what I started with. I was using a clouser minnow that was really too big for my rod I think. Either way I caught my fist stocker trout within 10 minutes. This trend continued all weekend. Diane and I both also caught a few on conventional gear. I feel I got a lot better at casting this weekend.

Next I really want to catch something besides stocker rainbows on the fly.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Fly Fishing @ Aurora Reservoir

I received a fly rod as a wedding present 2 and a half years ago. Wednesday I finally tried it out. This was also my first time to go to Aurora Reservoir. The reservoir is a great lake, looks very fishy and has produced a lot of state record fish. I plan on fishing this lake a lot more.

The fly fishing went ok, actually went pretty good for a first trip I think. I spent the first half of the morning getting caught up in trees and everything else. Last half I decided to fish the dam. The dam seems a perfect place for a new to fly fish from the bank. It has no trees or rocks and drops off into deeper water right away. I had a few follower trout, but no takes. Overall I am pretty happy with the casting and think had I started at the dam I would have caught my first fish on the fly. I'm headed up to Twin Lakes today after work. Thinking I'll catch my first fish on the fly there this weekend.

Monday, April 23, 2018

First Trip to Chatfield in 2018

This weekend Cherry Creek was having a fishing tournament which meant the lake would be really busy. Diane and I decided to head over to Chatfield and avoid all the boat traffic. This is our first time to Chatfield since all the construction has started. The new boat ramp is pretty nice. We decided to get an exit decon on the way out. That process took about 25 minutes... hopefully they will get better at it.

Fish was pretty decent. We only caught four walleye, but Diane caught a 21.5" Walleye!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Twin Lakes 4/15

Drove to Twin Lakes Saturday afternoon. Fished Sunday morning targeting big Lakers. Threw big swim baits, spooks, and spoons. No luck. Downsized to a husky jerk and caught a couple of stockers. Going to try again in a week or two and see if I can catch the Lakers up shallow.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Cherry Creek 4/5

Windy day. Slow fishing, managed 3 walleye, two keepers. Trolling about 1.8-1.9mph. Used the new Marcum camera to look at a ... poll or something I kept getting snagged on.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

2018 Schedule

Couple of pictures from Saturday at Cheery Creek. Managed a couple of 17" trolling cranks.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Cherry Creek w/ Dan

My friend Dan took me fishing at Cherry Creek to show me how to troll there. We trolled bad shads at about 1.8 mph just above bottom. Caught about 6 fish with one keeper. Not a bad day. Learning how to long line and use down riggers was interesting. I think it will be very useful when the fish are scattered.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

First trip of 2018

Chatfield and Cherry Creek are open for boating. Now that I only live about 10 minutes from Cherry Creek I want to starting fishing there more often. I think early spring, and during the week in the summer are the only times I'll really be able to go. On the weekends in the summer Cherry Creek gets too much boat traffic to fish.

Anyway, got the boat ready Friday after work and took off to the Creek late Saturday morning. Only got a few bites, but It was really good to get the boat out.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Removing annoying seat pedestals!

My 17' boat has 7 frigging pedestals for seats! Two of them are in the back of the boat where Diane and I stand when jigging. Standing on the pedestal is uncomfortable and drives me crazy. Today I start the process of removing the back two. I have pulled the floor boards out and will plug the two holes used by the pedestals I'm removing. Then I'll take the boards to Paul's Custom Canvas to get them recovered with vinyl flooring. Hopefully I'll have everything back together in a few weeks.

Granby 5-18 and 5-19

Took my friend Joe fishing at Granby. Water temp was about 45-48. We fished the channels in about 38-40 FOW. Did really well. 35ish fish the...