There's some awesome fishing as well :) Usually my catch is 80 percent browns, but today I could only find a couple.
Instead I was blessed to find the awesome bows that the black canyon has to offer!
Usually rainbows are my least favorite trout to catch. They're usually planters, maxing out around 10". They attract power bait lovers, and they love to turn belly up even with the best handling and release.
However, when one finds bows pushing 17-18+ inches...gold mine. They fight hard, and often give an arial display.
VERY beautiful place to spend a couple hours.
I found a couple more hours the next day and headed down to good ol' Paco. I didn't catch a brown or cutt all day. The bows were so aggressive. I couldn't get my jigs down to the cutts or browns fast enough!
They all fought just like the bows from black canyon. Ah bows can be fun when they have a little shoulder behind em'.
Spunky little guys...
The rainbows at Paco are very healthy and seem to be putting on the feed bag. There is a lot of potential for some big trout to start showing up here. I'm talking 25+ inches :)
It ended up being a fun little mini trip to the river. The roads are opening up on the Grand Mesa. It's calling my name next week :)
Until then, life is short....live it well