South Platte River

I finally got out of the Gunnison Valley this week and headed out to fish the South Platte River for a few days. It was my first time there and I wanted to see the Deckers area, Cheesman Canyon, Elevenmile Canyon, and The Dream Stream. I didn’t have enough time to really fish all those places, at least not for very long. So I’ll have to go back again to spend a bit more time in certain areas. I really enjoyed Cheesman Canyon and spent two afternoons there hiking and fishing. I caught lots of big beautiful rainbows there, like this nice one below. I look forward to fishing Cheesman again. It was the highlight of my trip.Rainbow Trout

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Taylor River

Fall is my favorite time to fish the Taylor River Canyon. It’s easier to wade with the low flows, and the fishing is excellent. It was a beautiful day on the river yesterday. I caught browns, rainbows, and a really pretty cutthroat.Taylor River Brown Trout Taylor River Cutthroat

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Fall Colors

Now that my guiding season is over, I have some time to chase trout. We’ve had a great fall with beautiful weather, really nice colors in the mountains, and good fishing. This pretty brown trout here came from the East River today. Very pretty wild fish.Brown Trout

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Fall Fly Fishing in the Gunnison Valley

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Fall Fishing for Salmon and Trout

Dick enjoyed a beautiful fall day here today, catching plenty of salmon and trout. We even had some good dry fly action during a BWO hatch.salmon fishing

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Streamer Fishing

After some cold, wet weather, the rivers came up and were a little off-color. This can sometimes make for a fun day of streamer fishing. Jon and Diane did great moving streamers through the pockets and picking up some really nice wild trout.streamer fishing streamer fishing streamer fishing streamer fishing

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The Fall BWO Hatch

We’ve had a really good BWO hatch on the rivers this month. The fall BWO is small (about a size 22 or so), so it can be a challenge to fish. But Jon and Diane did great yesterday catching some very nice trout on small dry flies.

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Fall Dry Fly Fishing

We had some clouds and rain, and a good BWO hatch on the river today. Brian and Marcella caught some very nice wild trout fishing double dry fly rigs. It was a FUN day!Marcella's nice brown trout Brian's nice brown trout

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Big Rainbows

Peri and I had a lot of fun catching some nice chunky rainbows yesterday on the Taylor River. Peri landed loads of fish, including this big bow here.Big Rainbow

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Sunny with a slight chance of dry fly fishing

It was another bright sunny day today and more like August than September. But Rich did well in the morning getting good fish on a streamer, a nymph rig, and also a dry fly.Brown Trout

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