Fall Streamer Fishing

September and October are great months to strip streamers on the rivers and small creeks. The wild browns are on the move for food and to chase predators away. I had a lot of fun up near the headwaters of the Arkansas River the past couple of days, just south of Leadville, fishing a small black streamer all day. The browns were plentiful and beautiful. (Click on each image for the full size and to see the beautiful colors of these wild fish.)

Small Stream Fishing

The rivers in the Gunnison Valley are in full runoff now and it will last a while. It’s a good time to find some smaller water that’s really starting to fish well. These fish were all caught on small streamers on a fork of the Arkansas River last week. Beautiful place and a really fun small stream to fish, full of pretty wild trout.