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Good brown with beautiful color.
Good brown with beautiful color.
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Eleven Mile Dam
Eleven Mile Dam
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First thing in the morning
First thing in the morning
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First thing in the morning
First thing in the morning
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Mid afternoon you can see the color change of the aspens
Mid afternoon you can see the color change of the aspens
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Down stream of last pic
Down stream of last pic

Report at a Glance

Time of Day8:00a - 4:45p
Fish Caught20 - 30 Browns and Rainbows ranging from 6" - 15"
Conditions & HatchesThe flow was aaround 100cfs, the water was gin clear, and the Baetis were coming off all day! Awesome day!

Details and Discussion

SundulaSeptember 24th, 2006, 12:16 pm
Littleton, Colorado

Posts: 35
When we arrived there was about 3" - 6" of snow on the ground and the air temp was 28 degrees, when the sun came up over the canyon around 9 - 9:30, the air temp moved up to the forties, and it was on. There was a huge Baetis hatch that began at 9:30a that lasted more than an hour. Through out the day there were several more much smaller but just as productive hatches of Baetis.
Effective Flies: Barr's Emerger #20, BWO Dun #18 - #22, Parachute BWO #18 - #22, Mercury RS2 #20 - #22, "Traditional" RS2 #18 - #22, Mercury Baetis #18 - #20
I attached some pictures of the canyon so everyone could see why I spend so much time on the South Platte.
TroutnutSeptember 24th, 2006, 12:27 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2458
Sounds like a dream!

It's really not supposed to be snowing yet, though! Where did summer go? Get back here, season!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
TroutnutSeptember 24th, 2006, 12:39 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2458
I just saw those pictures you attached. The snowy one with the sun just peeking over the ridge is terrific!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
SundulaSeptember 24th, 2006, 12:52 pm
Littleton, Colorado

Posts: 35
From now until the end of October into November can be the best fishing of the year. I took the week off work to fish the Baetis hatches. Thank you for the comment of my photo, it means alot comming from you, I love your photography.
MartinlfDecember 18th, 2006, 7:27 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2871
Sundula, thanks for the photos for us Easterners who can't get out to see this beautiful water (at least right now). I loved the pictures.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
SundulaDecember 18th, 2006, 7:45 pm
Littleton, Colorado

Posts: 35
Thank you!
DeRidderDecember 19th, 2006, 10:09 am
Corinth TX

Posts: 3
Stunning Photography, only place I've fished on the S Platte was Cheesmans canyon and it wasn't nearly that beautiful.
Thanks for sharing
Don

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