Monday, August 6, 2012

Little catch, BIG fun!

  Beau and I just got back from a week in the Rockies this morning.

 At an elevation of 11,200 feet, Cottonwood Pass serves as a gateway to the Golden Trout Wilderness. We camped just down from the pass across from the Denny Creek   (11,400')  trailhead  at the Gladstone mine 2 miles above Rainbow Lake. 

This year we stayed on the mountain and fished the small stream and many beaver ponds that hold many small brook and brown trout.  


 Our buddy Chef Wil made the drive up from the Rainbow Trout Ranch, a Colorado dude ranch in Southwest Colorado, that offers colorado horseback riding and fly fishing. 

Here they are fishing one of the beaver ponds.

The stream has lots of nice holes which all hold a few little browns
 Several subspecies of cutthroat trout are found in Colorado, of which three are native – the greenback, the Rio Grande and the Colorado.  I don't know for sure just what this one was but it was fun to catch.
 Beau with his catch of the day.  
A pair of crocs.
 I was up early enough on most mornings, to slip down to the pond for some fly fishing before most of the parking lot crowd got their morning coffee and mountain legs.

OK       BIG photo for a little fish  :)

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