Sunday, March 21, 2010

Back Up Plan

It's always good to have a backup plan. A fishing excursion to the fabled "Dream Stream" section of the South Platte River was the plan for the day. With rumors of giant rainbow trout running our crew had visions of landing a big one. Best laid plans...well the flows were low, it was cold (-2 when we pulled in at 8am) and a good chance of "combat" fishing if we hung around. With the odds stacked against us we decided to venture the 15 miles to Eleven Mile Canyon of the South Platte. This tail water gets it's fair share of anglers but there are plenty of holes and places to fish. As soon as we got settled the trout started cooperating. The action was fast as I ever experienced in this type of weather as we landed many.

A few photos from the day.

First fish of the day for me...man I look like a gained a few pounds!




A few more 'bows.


Fish of the day: Adis and his cutbow.

Gorgeous fish!!


Cheers to backup plans and to living in Colorado!!

til next time.....

6 comments:

Andy W. said...

Looks like you had a good day!

Michael M. said...

Good story and pics. Sure looks nice there.

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Nice fish Matt! Sorry to hear you got that big 19' snow. We, here in Montana, know how that feels!

Matt Ortiz said...

Andy and Michael,
It was very good day on the water!

Matt Ortiz said...

Karen,
The snow is almost gone and we have another storm heading our way!!

Dual Setters said...

Nice fish Matt, looking forward to getting out myslef.