10/1 Jay, first snow of the year

Jay’s daughter lives in Boulder, which allows a yearly visit to escape for a day or two into the Colorado wilderness.  I had just the spot for Jay this year, and will have another great spot when he visits next year.  That’s the beauty of Colorado, there are endless areas to explore and plenty of wild fish to catch.

We caught nice brook trout that were very aggressive, and also stacked up together in the deeper slower holes.  But not all the brook trout were in the slow areas; the largest one we caught, almost a foot long, was hanging out in a section of fast shallow riffle water.

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The weather in Colorado can change in a flash, and it’s a good thing that when we left the car Jay said, “this is the real deal, huh?”, because it reminded me to run back to the car to grab our rain jackets before we made out way up the mountain.  Sure enough, we received our first snow fall of the year.  We persisted for one last fish, which was followed by another last fish, and then another…till we finally caught the last fish of the day, a beautiful native cutthroat trout.

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