With Vallecito Lake filling to capacity last week the flows on the Lower Pine river have been all over the place. It has fluctuated from 2500 cfs to 800 cfs. Keep an eye on the gauge, if the flow has been stable the fishing should be good. Streamers have been moving fish, and fishing hoppers down by Bayfield has been productive. The Caddis hatches have been heavy in the afternoons, and there are still some stoneflies coming off. We have been hooking up to fish in some of the faster water, so be sure to cover the whole river when you fish, they aren't always holding in the obvious spots. Look for the flows to stabilize over the next few weeks as spring runoff ends.
|Elk Hair Caddis||16-18||Tan|
The Los Pinos River is experiencing above average flows with Vallecito Reservoir filling up quickly. Normal conditions are between 400 to 800 cfs through the summer months. Currently, we are experiencing the river around 2300 cfs. While most of the river is big and moving fast, the water is fairly clear. There are still fishing opportunities to be had despite the flows. Heavy nymph rigs and long leaders are essential for success. Big water can produce big fish!
|Flashback Hares Ear||8-16||Natural|
|Devil Jig||12-16||Black, Gold|
|UV Baetis Jig||14||Olive|
Fishing is excellent/consistent over the last week. Flows are slowly increasing but not enough to affect the fish. Nymphing has been producing the most fish with an occasional streamer follow and eat. Without a doubt the best river conditions in Southwest CO at the moment. If your interested in fishing the Pine, don't hesitate to contact us!
|Bubble-back Pheasant Tail Emerger||14-18||Natural|
|Zebra Midge||18-22||Olive, Black|
|Big Mac||20||Chocolate, Tan|
|Tungsten Surveyor||16-20||Natural Tan|
This tail-water river is currently the regions most consistent fishery. Flows around 300 CFS are ideal to target trophy fish, enough water to provide cover for the fish, but not too much for the angler to wade. Quality rainbows and browns are being landed with a few solid shots at some much bigger fish. Conditions won't last long with higher flows forecasted in the next few weeks. Call the shop for further questions or to book your spot.
|Mirco Mayfly||18||Olive, brown|
|UV Emerger||18-22||Blacks, Tan|
|RS2||20||Olive, Brown, Black|
|Euro Caddis Nymph||12||Tan|
The river flows are up and the fishing is excellent. All winter the flows remained around 5 cfs and now we are experiencing flows around 355 cfs. The fish are feeding aggressively and are not picky. Streamers and nymphs and producing fish with consistency. Still a little early for dry flies. The water is holding steady but is expected to increase in the coming weeks. This is a fantastic river that holds trophy fish. Call the shop to book, we promise it's worth it!
|Metallic Caddis Larva||16||Chartreuse|
|Zebra Midge||20||Black, Olive|