Sounds pretty bad, but the fish were pretty good.
Seeing all of Vitesse304's Blue river posts has had me chomping at the bit to get back up there for some fun.
Fished the Blue river in Silverthorne by the outlet malls and the highway overpass on friday and landed a bakers dozen. Nothing huge but several quality 18-20" fish. When the fishing is good, it is pretty easy to tune out the mall and the traffic. I mostly fished the hole underneath the highway; I found a few fish toward the dam, but more closer to town. These must be mostly brooder fish with the scarred fins.
After getting about 5 hours of sleep in the car from 10pm-3am, I was wide awake and getting restless. So I started the drive to the Frying Pan River. Made it there by 5:20am and started fishing at the 'toilet bowl'. Once again, nothing huge was landed, but 1 nice 20"er made it to the net, and I stopped counting the 14-18" variety. Highlight was getting a big rainbow to eat a hopper off the surface. I got the hook set, but the fish just would not run. Stayed put shaking its head until the fly popped out
By 3pm, I was shot... taking a nap in the drivers seat in my waders.
At the 'Bend Hole' I caught a few nice smaller 12" fish to wrap up my day at the Pan.
A few typical Frying pan fish:
This fish was almost magenta, never seen colors so vibrant!
I thought about staying out another day and hitting up the Roaring fork, but sleeping in the car just kinda sucks! Home for a night, and maybe I'll get the pontoon out tomorrow to continue the Memorial day madness.
PS I threw some streamers in the Colorado river on the drive back, but did not see any fish...