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3-21 Report

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:49 am
by brntrout
My son and two of my grandson's were out yesterday and fished a small stream near Chatfield. In about 3 hours they caught approx, 20 brown trout. Most ran 11 to 13 inches. All the fish were caught on orange scuds except one which my youngest grandson caught on a spinner.

Water clarity was very good, one could see down to a depth of 4 feet roughly.

Based on hydrograph's the only streams still high are the largest!

Re: 3-21 Report

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:04 pm
by LaufenD
Tom - You're a Grandpa... didn't know! Congrats. and thy're fishermen. Great!

Re: 3-21 Report

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:10 pm
by brntrout

I have 3 kids that all married and they each have 3 kids. I have 5 grandson's and 4 granddaughters Even the girls fish some but not as much as the boys.The same kids that fished yesterday are fishing right now on a popular streams south of I -90. I'll probably get a report pretty soon on how that did today! BTW i just drove by a number streams about half an hour ago and they were all in great shape.

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:30 pm
by Randy
I got out late this morning and fished through the afternoon. Nice day to be in the valley out of the wind, but there was a stretch or two when the wind messed around with us. Saw one fish rise, about 4 inches from my leader, otherwise not much bug activity. Caught fish on larger midge larva pattern (size 16?), PT soft hackle, and flash green perdigon trailer was most effective through the day.

Water had the perfect stain to it at the start and was clearer in the afternoon. Never took the temp

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:09 pm
by Blackdog1101
I was out on a creek north of 90, using a vintage Heddon bamboo rod. Managed to get skunked. Didn’t see any bugs, no rising fish. I probably wasn’t fishing deep enough. The wind was an issue at times. Still good to be out on a stream rather than cooped up at home.

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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:42 am
by High Stick
I fished yesterday from 11-2. Water was up a bit and chalky (wouldn't call it dirty). Fished streamers and killed it. Fish were aggressive and chasing. Downstream and across bringing the fly against the current worked wonders. I knew it would be windy, so I went with a new six weight I got this winter but haven't tried out until Sunday.Worked wonderfully in the conditions at hand.

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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:58 am
by S.T.Fanatic
I fished the upper end of a larger system S. of 90 yesterday with a buddy. Water was stained and I'm guessing a bit on the cold side. Flow appeared to be about normal. It was tough battling the wind at times but I still managed about 2 doz. browns. All were in the 9-11 inch range with nothing bigger even seen. I had to fish really slow to get them to take my jig. Face got a bit wind burnt but it was nice to get out and put some miles on.

Re: 3-21 Report

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:25 am
by brntrout
I forgot too mention I did see a lot cars parked along streams yesterday meaning a decent number of anglers were out. By the reports from you guys that confirms anglers needed a fishing fix!

The popular stream South of 90 i drove by was at normal level. That's first time its been that way in about a year.

Maybe we will have a normal to above average angling season this year?. Right now it looks good but its all about the weather so its a wait and see game.

My kids did not report in yet, but if they do I'll report on how they did yesterday.

At least fishing is one thing people can do to get a little fresh air and get out of the house as long as they stay away from other anglers.

Re: 3-21 Report

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:16 am
by S.T.Fanatic
I have am going to go and bring my sons stuff back from college in the morning. Shouldn't take to long so i'm hoping to get in some fishing in the afternoon.

Re: 3-21 Report

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:09 am
by brntrout
BTW my kids did not do that great Sunday they caught 6 fish between the 3 of them in 3 hours. None of fish had any size worth getting excited about either.

My son did mention they saw a lot cars at different bridges on Sunday on stream they fished.

At least so far, people are able to get out and fish that is a positive.