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Great creek fishing + private water this week!

By admin - Posted on 17 June 2011

Friday, June 17 Great creek fishing + private water

Several Telluride Outside guides ventured from the safety of lake fishing to explore alpine creeks this week, quite successfully, as it turns out.  Troy Youngfleish, William Smethurst, Jake McKittrick, Henry Jones and others have been consistently catching wild cutthroat, browns and brook trout in tributaries to the Dolores.  Water levels are dropping by the day, so we expect several more creeks to become fishable this week.  Meanwhile, secret creeks are producing real surprises, including a taped 21" brown trout landed by one of William's customers on a creek you can jump across, earlier this week. 

From a guiding standpoint, private water is never more important.  For example, whereas virtually no other section of the Dolores River is presently fishable, the gorgeous mule shoes of Dunton's Cresto Ranch are fishing quite well, kicking out lots of fish in the 16-20" range.

In terms of river fishing, Pa-Co-Chu-Puc State Park on the Uncompahgre has been quite steady.  At 600 cfs, it is challenging to wade and impossible to cross, but the fish are holding right where you would expect to find them, on deep seamlines and in back eddies.  Nymph hard with larger-than-average nymphs, including Copper Johns and Pat's Rubber Leg stones.  You'll catch some nice fish!

   








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