Log Book Id:
5978
Property:
385
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Marcopolo
Email Address:
marcopolo6566@gmail.com
Comments:
Although it has been a dry fall, there is plenty of water on this property holding a number of fish. Today, several rainbows on 18 midge nymphs. I fished with a float, lead and two 18 midge nymphs in all of the usual places above and below the bridge. Fish came from all depths over one foot. On the last drift of the day, I collected a brown and a rainbow on the same line, one on each nymph. The deep quiet pools are holding fish over 20", as I had one well into the 20's chase my streamer more than once in the upstream pool. Initially I hooked a sucker in the pool and the large brown followed it around while it was on my line. I put a streamer on and it went for it a couple times, just coming up a bit short. One of my best days on the water this year. This is a classic example of why you don't listen to guides. I hired a guide earlier this year, and on the way back from a trip on the Colorado, I asked him how the Big Thompson was fishing. He said it was still blown out and had not recovered from the flood. He said I should hire him to go fish the Poudre. It's disappointing to hear this from a professional, who more likely than not, knew the Big Thompson held plenty of fish, and I wouldn't need his "expertise" to fish it. I hope he is the minority. This stream has plenty of fish, and the property in particular is still fishing exceptionally well, better than the last time I fished it prior to the flood.
Date's Fished:
2016-10-30
Date Submitted:
2016-10-30
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5977
Property:
379
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Mike Narkewicz
Email Address:
Mikenark007@comcast.net
Comments:
Fished A8 on a bright sunny very windy day in South Park. Started slow but picked up at ~10:30. Small foam hopper (tan with green body, size 10 or 12) with bead head Barr's emerger was the ticket. 15 or so fish, 3/4 rainbows 14-18 inches and smaler browns. Watched a pike eat an 8 in trout in a pool. Told it mid body and shook it violently. Tried streamers, probably to sunny, many chases on olive slump buster. Looks like flow dropped recently as bank was wet. Only fished the upper section.
Date's Fished:
1970-01-01
Date Submitted:
2016-10-16
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5976
Property:
406
Member Name:
-1
Name:
George Schmidt
Email Address:
George_Schmidt@Hotmail.com
Comments:
Started slow, to cold and started a bit to early I think... Had the whole property to myself. But when the Sun finally showed up and Epic Day on the Yampa. 20+ Rainbows/Browns over 18" and one 22" fat 5lb+ pig. Oh and I did catch a few little ones too. I started at the bottom of the property below the RR bridge and worked my way to the top. Most fish caught on Pat's Rubber legs, love that fly. The rest on Eggs and various Foam Back Emergers. End around 3pm to meet up with Family. I post a couple of shots up on FB. Love the Yampa.
Date's Fished:
2016-10-14
Date Submitted:
2016-10-14
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5975
Property:
353
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Woodsie
Email Address:
pcwvail1@msn.com
Comments:
1st time to this stretch. Snowed overnight so any path or trails were covered. The best hole we found was down river from the parking lot where a water diversion area is. A big bend riffled into a very inviting deep run. Kokanee salmon were in full spawn along the shallow riffles and the rainbows were being opportunistic. The egg color coming from the Kokanee was orange and small.Hard to believe but the Kokonee were eating a 24 Wd-40. Im convinced they were not snagged at it repeatedly kept coming back in the mouth. Landed at least 20 rainbows and brown ranging from 14-17inches. If anyone has fished this water and has another hole in the stretch that should be fished send me a message.
Date's Fished:
2016-07-10
Date Submitted:
2016-10-09
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5974
Property:
5713
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Ed Shappell
Email Address:
jb_wes@hotmail.com
Comments:
Had good luck using a hopper-dropper combo, size 12 foam hopper and size 18 copper john. Had 3 fish take the hopper but most were caught on the dropper. Saw a few grasshoppers and mayflies during the day.
Date's Fished:
2016-10-07
Date Submitted:
2016-10-07
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5973
Property:
408
Member Name:
-1
Name:
George Schmidt
Email Address:
George_Schmidt@Hotmail.com
Comments:
The last of my charity fishes, this one for my church and took two lads for a fish. The creeks were higher then I've ever seen them it but clear. We worked the creeks in the morning and the ponds in the after noon. The gents were new fly fishers but still took 25+ fish for the day. Small but healthy Browns and Rainbows in the 12"-15" range. Caught on Rainbow Warriors, Choc. Nymphs, Rubber Legs and Green/Black sparkle Streamers. Saw (Site Fish) lots of fish but no big ones on this trip. At the end I did my usual speed run, went to top of creeks, and thru streamers one time in each pool. I caught another 12 or so fish, small 12"-15" but one 18". Also met John, a fellow member late in the day, nice gent.
Date's Fished:
2016-10-02
Date Submitted:
2016-10-04
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5972
Property:
406
Member Name:
2313
Name:
BJameson
Email Address:
billj@wjwealth.com
Comments:
This is really a nice property. Lots of pools and deep runs. Water at 60 CFS so could use a little more but enough for good fishing. 8 to 10 fish with 4 bows 18-19" and healthy. A couple of browns to 14 " and the rest 6-8" bows. Most ( and all large) fish on small bugger(black) and green leach pattern. Not much on dropper under dry or hopper. There were two other fisherman who were having good luck with dropper ( CJ's) so think I was not deep enough. One very large Pike who I messed with for awhile but when he got tired of it " not a fair fight". We are lucky to have this property. Enjoyed it very much.
Date's Fished:
2016-09-28
Date Submitted:
2016-09-29
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5966
Property:
5413
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Dr J
Email Address:
Jogden@oec4n6.com
Comments:
Cold and snowy morning, no action until about 11 and then it was "lights out"! First fish a beautiful 10" Brookie, most fish were 10-14 inch Browns and rainbows. Caught a nice 16" brown, and a 16" and +20" rainbow in the big hole mid-property. Only one fish on a dry (#20 BWO), most on a double nymph rig of #16 bead head Prince with #20 black midge with silver wire. Caught biggest on a #16 brown rubber legged Wooley Bugger and midge combo. Great, cold day!
Date's Fished:
2016-09-24
Date Submitted:
2016-09-25
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5967
Property:
5413
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Dr J
Email Address:
Jogden@oec4n6.com
Comments:
Cold and snowy morning, no action until about 11 and then it was "lights out"! First fish a beautiful 10" Brookie, most fish were 10-14 inch Browns and rainbows. Caught a nice 16" brown, and a 16" and +20" rainbow in the big hole mid-property. Only one fish on a dry (#20 BWO), most on a double nymph rig of #16 bead head Prince with #20 black midge with silver wire. Caught biggest on a #16 brown rubber legged Wooley Bugger and midge combo. Great, cold day!
Date's Fished:
2016-09-24
Date Submitted:
2016-09-25
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5965
Property:
384
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Larry G.
Email Address:
relaw@msn.com
Comments:
I took 2 guests to Empire on a beautiful fall day. We tried a variety of flies and had looks but no takes until just before noon. Then we hit on the combination of a caddis dry with a tiny (#22) dark colored dropper. It seemed like the cruising trout were initially interested in the dropper and would eat it. But sometimes, at the last minute, they would opt for the larger dry fly. We each had half a dozen or so nice size rainbows landed in addition to a few that shook free. Wind and weather cut the day short but the quality fishing, along with the beautiful setting, fall colors and easy company, made for a memorable day.
Date's Fished:
2016-09-22
Date Submitted:
2016-09-24
Active:
True