Latest Update: 6/22/2018.
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We are finally into summer and most of the lakes on the front range and mountains have cleared of ice. Many of the high alpine lakes like Joe-Wright and Chambers lake are ice free and fish are waking up and hungry. Joe Wright reservoir is a constant inquiry here at the Shop. Joe Wright Creek is closed to fishing until August 1st so that the Grayling are able to spawn. Fishing the reservoir itself can still produce fish using small terrestrials and midge patterns. Try a Griffiths Gnat by itself or a #14 purple Hippe Stomper with a flashy nymph like a psycho prince or a small San Juan worm underneath. If there isn't any action on the surface try nymphing small thin mints, zebra midges, chironomids, or copper johns deep under an indicator. The Delaney Lakes are also fishing pretty well. Make sure you have chironomids, damsel fly nymphs, and leeches if you are headed up there. Drifting them around under and indicator or slow stripping them back to you with an intermediate sinking line should find some success. Stop by the shop for any further questions and more detailed reports!
Bass: Slump Buster #4, Meat Whistle #2, BH Bugger #10, ThinMint #8-10, Seal Bugger #10, Hoover Mover #4, Creek Crawler #4, Hada's Near 'Nuff Crayfish #4, Clouser Minnow #4, Micro-Poppers #8, Covert Mission #4, Pearly Popper #6, Neon Popper #6
Carp: Carp Crack #6, Hoover Mover #4, Swimming Nymph #6, Back Stabber #4, Dirty Monkey #4, Hare's Ear #14, Carpalicious #6
Trout: Leeches #10-12, Buggers #8-14, Rickards Seal Bugger #10, or Olive/Orange, JuJu Chronomid blood #14-18, Crystal Chironomids #10-14, Balanced Leech Black #10, Callibaetis #16
Pike: Barry's Pike Fly 2/0, Hare Grub #2, Roosta Fly 3/0, Flashtail Whistler 3/0
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