Log Book Id:
5923
Property:
5716
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Gene
Email Address:
glm7214@gmail.com
Comments:
A 16" Brown was the catch of the day, on an Amy Ant. The rest were caught on Barr's PMD merger dropper. Lots of surface activity. Many different hatches coming off, with Caddis looking to be the majority, then Yellow Sallies, and PMDs. Water temp was 56f at 1 p.m. and the flow was 84 cfs. Ambient temp was 88 degrees at about high Noon. Pretty ideal conditions. Rainbows were included in the day's catch. Slippery stones made for difficult walking, even with a wading staff. I'm going to try to go back when the river is about 60 cfs—more dry rocks to walk on. The owners are very gracious and have even set up a portapoddy next to the barn behind the parking lot, and in the corral down by the center for the lease.
Date's Fished:
2016-07-22
Date Submitted:
2016-07-23
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5922
Property:
405
Member Name:
523
Name:
Paul W
Email Address:
p.westerhoff@asu.edu
Comments:
Fun fishing with fish up to 19" mostly on nymph rigs in the morning (8-2pm). Fished the upper half of the property from 5-9pm which was hot on dries (caddis, PMD emerges #12). The water was a little warm, and flows were down which meant no fishing in the braided channels which had been good other times I visited the property. Overall - perhaps 16-18 fish landed. The good holes had lots of action - but not much in-between with most fish holding near top of the holes in the riffles. A few boaters came through fishing - so it looks like the river gets some pressure in this reach. Most fun for sure was dry fly fishing near dark with caddis.
Date's Fished:
1970-01-01
Date Submitted:
2016-07-23
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5921
Property:
409
Member Name:
523
Name:
Paul W
Email Address:
p.westerhoff@asu.edu
Comments:
Amazingly huge fish. largest was a 26" rainbow that i was a able to sight fish to - amazing. Fished 8-3pm and then 5-8 pm. The fields were still being irrigated, with water returning to the channel in the bottom half of the property. the upper half was quite shallow and when fishing it later in the day was not nearly as productive as the bottom half of the property which had irrigation returning back into the channel. A number of large fish were holding right in the irrigation return flows into the main channel. Fished black buggers most of the day hard against the banks or in the middle of the channel where flows focused together. Truly amazing fishing with >30 fish and more than 12 fish in the 19-24" range. Not much happening on dries - except early in the morning where I few fish took caddis or a trico trailer. Lots of mosquitos - so be ready. Be sure to hike all the way down to the bottom of the property and work up - it is great water down there with big bends.
Date's Fished:
2016-07-23
Date Submitted:
2016-07-23
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5920
Property:
406
Member Name:
523
Name:
Paul W
Email Address:
p.westerhoff@asu.edu
Comments:
Great property - a must fish. Fished from 9am-2pm and then 5-9pm. The lower half of the property was great in the morning - and was able to fish a Dave's Hopper in the seams and hard against the banks to get great rainbows and browns of 16-21+". The upper half was better in the evening than the morning. Caddis and trico hatch between 8-9 pm brought large fish up to feeding lanes. overall - great day with 20+ fish landed.
Date's Fished:
2016-07-13
Date Submitted:
2016-07-23
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5919
Property:
379
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Larry G.
Email Address:
relaw@msn.com
Comments:
I fished here the afternoon of July 7, with flows at 150cfs, and caught double digits of mostly large, hard fighting fish. This afternoon, with flows at 70cfs, was a different story. We saw fish, and some were rising, but few would eat our offerings. My guest got a few hits and one landed on a hopper. I got one on a stimulator and one on a SJ worm. Many fly changes and dozens of flawless drifts to visible trout proved fruitless. If I'd had more time I'm sure I would've "cracked the code" but, as it was, we had to leave unfulfilled. Still, with perfect weather and beautiful scenery, who can complain?
Date's Fished:
2016-07-22
Date Submitted:
2016-07-23
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5918
Property:
427
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Larry G.
Email Address:
relaw@msn.com
Comments:
Sunny day and plenty of surface activity. We caught nothing on nymph or worm patterns. However, the fish went crazy for dries, especially Elk Hair Caddis and tan Comparaduns. Between the two of us we probably had 30 to 40 on and most landed. On the other hand, only 3 were over 4 inches or so in length. The lunkers were about 6", 8" and 10". After so many smallies, the 10 incher felt like a barracuda. My guest was a little disappointed at first but soon got into the spirit of the place. End result, we both had a lot of fun.
Date's Fished:
2016-07-22
Date Submitted:
2016-07-23
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5917
Property:
356
Member Name:
2930
Name:
John
Email Address:
fosholt@aol.com
Comments:
I was a beautiful sunny day with multiple hatches on the water. There were gray drakes and caddis early, giant stoneflies began coming off about 11am. I caught about eight fish, the largest a 20-inch rainbow, on a caddis. Later I used stoneflies and missed quite a few strikes but caught another rainbow about 18 inches. The trend continued the following day on the upper Conejos, B-37.
Date's Fished:
2016-07-14
Date Submitted:
2016-07-19
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5916
Property:
417
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Gene
Email Address:
glm7214@gmail.com
Comments:
My post last July 25th, 2015, reads like this post but this has a new twist. We were not skunked but we could smell it from there. Very few catches, a few more strikes. My partner started with a 20 incher and we each got action on that nymph out of rising tan water. The underwater visibility was about 2 feet then got worse. The Tarryall was so high we could not safely wade so we fought the willows and then the grasses all day. The key word here is rising water. I just checked again and on July 2nd the cfs was increased, while we were standing on the bank, to the highest level of this year: 250+. That is from a cfs of about 120 the day before. Then it fell back to its average low. One other optimist and us happened to be on the creek when the flow went sky high. Truth be known, we did not try a San Juan (mistake) but we did try streamers. I got a dry fly strike and a strike on an emerger, both from fish tucked up under the bank. Live and learn. Since the river reports do not warn people in advance what flows will be active, this is not a problem we could anticipate. It was still a good day to be outside.
Date's Fished:
2016-07-02
Date Submitted:
2016-07-18
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5915
Property:
405
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Mike Narkewicz
Email Address:
Mikenark007@comcast.net
Comments:
My first time on this beautiful steetch of the Yampa. Fished from the downstream border back up to the middle of the property (7 hrs or so). Many smaller fish, with 1 rainbow and 1 brown over 20" landed. No consistent fly: pat's rubber leg in tan and small beadhead Barr's emerger worked best with some on medium sculpin streamer pattern.
Date's Fished:
2016-07-16
Date Submitted:
2016-07-17
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5914
Property:
441
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Mike Wong
Email Address:
mwong00@gmail.com
Comments:
This is the place if you want to satisfy your dry fly fishing addiction. Got there at 10am, and tried for 1 hour on the first 3 pools without success. Then I just decided to try my luck upstream. Wow! Caught 20+ fish by the time I got to the upper boundary, ranging between 4" -14", but mostly the 6"-10" range. This took 1 ½ hour, since it is a only ½ mile long or something like that. So I walked back down to the lower boundary and tried again. Again, not luck on the first 3 pools. So I fished upstream again, and caught 15+ fish by the time I got to the upper boundary 90 minutes later. I had lunch, a nap, and started fishing again at 3:30 pm. This time, I caught 10+ fish. Feels like they wised up. Less "looks" and more refusals. Then I walked downstream and fished. Caught 6+ more. Since the fish were small, I used a lightweight 14' Tenkara rod, which made it easy to control drift, but hard to cast accurately in 25+ mph winds. I used size 12 hoppers all day long. Anything bigger, and the fish would come up, look at it and refuse. Any smaller, and the fish didn't even come up. All the fish were browns.
Date's Fished:
2016-07-14
Date Submitted:
2016-07-15
Active:
True