When camp ended on friday at noon, my dad, grandpa, and brother picked me up, and we headed straight for the frying pan river to enjoy some camping, and fishing. Earlier in the week I contacted Charlie and Courtney from the Trout Pursuit Blog, and asked if they might be able to meet my family and I at the 'pan for some fishing. They accepted the invitation, and they pulled in to the lot by the toilet bowl early saturday morning.
|Water gushing out of Ruedi at around 800 CFS|
There were people crammed into every nook and cranny on the flats, seeing as every section of water after the bend pool looked like chocolate milk. As they were rigging up, a good friend of theirs, JP, pulled in with his dad, and right from the start I could tell that this was going to be a good day. After brief conversations, getting the rods rigged up, and a funny encounter with "the cowboy", we set out in search of fish. It was amazing to see how Charlie and Courtney work the water, only stopping for decent looking fish. As soon as a fish was spotted, presentations were made until the fish was either caught, or spooked off. We got into some good fish, and here are some of the pictures from my camera. All of the other pics can be seen on their blog.
|Fat Rainbow from the bowl|
|Not long, but heavy as can be|
Overall, it was a great week at camp, and fishing with Charlie, Court, JP, and of course, my family, was a great ending to a long week.