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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-05-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: Stimi colors?

@planettrout: Greg isn't at Charlie's anymore, he's now at Anglers All. Great guy.

Make them as obnoxious as possible, it's called a stimulator for that reason :D
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-05-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: One day to fish out of Denver...advice

I'll chime in and say don't bother with Cheesman / Deckers area until the flows go down below 300 - in all seriousness, the fishing is really mediocre at best. I went yesterday to challenge myself...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-31-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: Blue River Colorado Float Trip

Yes a GoPro - funny thing is, we had one, but when my buddy got home, none of the footage was there - corrupt card, batteries, who knows. I think he was able to salvage some of it at last check.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-31-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By cgrphoto
Blue River Colorado Float Trip

Last Sunday, my buddy and I decided to float the Blue River from Silverthorne all the way to the boat ramp on the west side of Green Mountain Reservoir. It was quite the 'adventure' to say the least!...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-24-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: How does hot weather effect trout?

One thing to remember right now with the dams spilling over is that warm water on top mixes with the cold bottom effluent and can raise the temps significantly. Thermometer is an angler's best friend.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-20-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: One of THOSE days!

Agreed... Unless you're a). A professional beer taster, b). Flyrod tester, or c.) Travel writer...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: One of THOSE days!

Update on the broken Brodin net: Sent it in and they sent me a brand new one! That made my day!
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-20-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 808
Posted By cgrphoto
re: Fishing Wyoming (additional photos 7/23/14)

That's a day worth documenting! Nice work. Not a single brown trout?
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-20-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: Artificial Flies and Lures Only

In regards to the density of CDOW rangers, it's pretty slim. And there's a lot of ground to cover. I suppose the best thing to do is connect with Operation Game Thief when you can. The problem is...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-18-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By cgrphoto
Artificial Flies and Lures Only

With the sheer amount of littered foam worm containers on the banks of our Gold Medal streams here in Colorado, makes me wonder what is happening in the minds of these people? Oh wait, nevermind....
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-30-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: One of THOSE days!

@h2ofishfloatski: Ouch! Buried a #8 hook in my hand last summer - thank god it was barbless. Oh, the things we do...:icon_eek:
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By cgrphoto
One of THOSE days!

I just wanted to share this with you so badly, because I am certain that most of us feel the same way after a disastrous day on the water.

Today I took the day off and headed to the Blue River...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-27-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: Trout Identification - from Bear Creek, Colorado

Yeah that is quite a difference... Sometimes its tough to make a keen judgment on cutbows though... Thanks for the pics.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-27-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: Bad Day at Dream Stream

One sage piece of advice I've learned on these tailwaters is the fish are spooky as hell after a flow change in either direction. There have been times on the Cheeseman section after DW bumps or...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-27-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: Where to Fish this weekend-Denver area

Best options right now

Bear Crick (http://www.dwr.state.co.us/Surfacewater/data/detail_graph.aspx?ID=BCRMORCO&MTYPE=DISCHRG)

Big T at Estes...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-24-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By cgrphoto
Trout Identification - from Bear Creek, Colorado

Hi All;

Recently I caught this small 7" what I assumed to be a greenish-tinted rainbow from Bear Creek near Idledale.

http://thefishingblog.net/imagestore/TFB_Bear_Creek_Mystery_Trout.jpg
...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 40,241
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: Little tricks to share

This is a great idea, however, I have heard that fly tying wires have a coating applied to prevent oxidizing. In a humid environment, pure copper might turn green rather quickly. Just an observation!
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-24-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: Saratoga Wyoming info needed.

Too bad the old GRMO (Stoney Creek) guys shut down the shop. Shilo used to rent out a house in Encampment that I've stayed at a few times. Might be worth a call. Closer to Hog Park!
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: Current conditions on S. Platte in Deckers, CO and the Blue River

The boys at Deckers are probably having a tough time with clients with those flows, although a client willing to hoof it into the Canyon would enjoy that. The Cheese at 550 is doable, just have to...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-17-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: Current conditions on S. Platte in Deckers, CO and the Blue River

biscuet asked:

It is, but there isn't much real estate on the edges of the river. Additionally, it drops off real quick so a misstep could send you to Green Mountain.

Attached are some photos...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-17-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: Current conditions on S. Platte in Deckers, CO and the Blue River

Fished the Blue yesterday for 3 hours. Went all the way to the dam. 1130cfs.

Totaled 4 fish, but only landed one of them after a serious struggle - had to trudge downstream almost swimming a few...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-03-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: Williams Fork Tailwater is Decent (as long as flows don't skyrocket)

Just checked gages... probably not fishable now... (960cfs) :(

WILFORCO (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?09038500)
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-02-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: Colorado River Cutthroat Pictures

Drove over the Green near the CO/UT line on US 40 last week, my goodness it must have been 5' under the bridge deck.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-02-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By cgrphoto
Williams Fork Tailwater is Decent (as long as flows don't skyrocket)

If you live in Colorado, and you're looking for some tailwater action other than the usual suspects, the Williams Fork tailwater is running higher than normal, but is very fishable right now.

I...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-29-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By cgrphoto
Re: SILVERTHORNE/Breckinridge/Vail/Copper mtn

FYI the flows are WAY up. Blue tailwater is raging, so be careful wading. ~1100cfs right now

Gore, Eagle, Colorado = all blown good. Even the Taylor is running hot from the dam.

Might be...
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