Steamboat/Yampa trip

We went camping and fishing up north of Steamboat Springs during September and had a blast. Great fall weather and colors, and we caught some beautiful trout. Looking forward to a return trip next year.

A really nice Yampa River rainbow.
A beautiful wild rainbow trout. My best rainbow of the trip.
My 23″ brown on the Yampa River. A great fish!
Peri with a Yampa River brown trout.
Peri with a gorgeous brown!
A pretty cutthroat from a mountain stream on the last day. Love that small creek fishing!

Summer Hatches

The summer hatches started early and are moving quickly through the valley. This is pretty typical during a drought like we’re seeing this summer with low water and higher than normal water temps. The hatch is sometimes short and sweet, but the fishing are looking up.