Water Temp: 43 Degrees
Clarity: Gin Clear
One Note Bug
The day dawned clear and cool with the Nature Center was in it’s spring glory! There was a gusty cold wind out of the north which encouraged a light jacket. Brad and Dennis are members of Pikes Peak Fly Fishers and were the high bidders for the donated trip from Steel City Anglers in their annual auction. Arriving at the Flag Holes south bank we noticed a BWO hatch in progress so I tied on an olive RS2 and olive midge for one rig and olive midge and zebra midge for the other. Dennis promptly landed three on the olive midge. It took Brad a while to land one on an olive midge. Then Dennis landed a nice 16 and 17 on an olive midge and Brad moved to where Dennis was fishing and landed two more on an olive midge. We moved to the 1st weir and on the third cast Brad landed the fish of the day on an olive midge, a gorgeous 19 inch bull. Dennis took a dink on the north bank on an olive midge and we broke for lunch for some incredible burgers at the Coyote Grille. After lunch we fished the rock structures below the 100 yard run Dennis landed two on an olive midge and hooked up a pig in the 2nd weir in the 25 inch class on an olive midge. Finally Brad landed a dink in the rock structure below the second wier on an olive midge. I thought that was a high note so we ended the day.
In all the years I have been guiding I have never had a day with one bug. It was a fun day with two really great guys. One thing, the flows are going up so book your trip like next week or so. As of this writing the flows are in the 700 CFS area the highest this spring.