I fished the Taylor River C&R stretch yesterday afternoon from about 1:30 PM until 5 PM. It was cold and snowing off and on, but the fishing was excellent. I can’t remember ever catching that many fish in January. It would have been an awesome day for summer. I caught all browns of average size, and landed this one really nice and fat 22-inch rainbow here. The trip up there was worth it just for this fish alone. It was a good start to 2014.
It’s been warming up in the afternoons to about the mid 20s and I’ve been getting out on the Taylor River to fish a bit. I fished in the Taylor Canyon yesterday for about an hour or so, and then I headed up to the C&R stretch below the dam. It was cold up there, but the fishing was good. I stayed until the sun set and was the only angler on the river.
It may not look like it in this photo since I was holding the trout so close to my camera in my other hand, but this was a nice chunky, 20-inch brown. It was a challenge to land since I was standing way up on a steep bank, crotch-deep in snow, and I had to make my way down into the river to land it. That’s winter fishing!
It finally warmed up enough to think about getting out on the river, so I headed up to the Taylor Canyon this afternoon for a couple of hours. It was great to be out there and the fishing was very good.
We fished the Gunnison River at a few different locations down on the lower river this week and did okay. It was definitely slower than last week, but we got some decent fish here and there. This rainbow here was about 18 inches and gave me a good run.