Well, I finally was able to hit Bear Creek yesterday outside of Morrison,CO. I had a friend from out of town visiting so we made a run up there. The water was running at about 20 CFS which was pretty darn nice. For the most part the lower part of the river was open except for a few spots in the bends of the river.
The interesting part was the fact that there was lots of fish that were scared more than anything. I had one hook up and not much else. The wind was a little unruly but nothing that couldn't be dealt with. We fished for most of the day and towards the end we walked up the canyon because Karel of www.tenkaraonthefly.net told me about the ice dams farther up the canyon and I wanted to see them from myself.
OK, so it is not an ice dam, it is more of an ice bridge, and I never thought that I would get to go ice fishing in a natural ice hole. But it was interesting to see the amount of ice on the water and also to see what we have to look forward to this summer. It is going to be absolutely amazing up there this year and I will look forward to wetting a few lines with those that wish to join me.
I am going to be doing my best to add a few more things in the days to come so keep checking back.
Labels: Bear Creek, Tenkara