Post by hankinsfly on Jul 25, 2018 18:32:32 GMT -6
I don’t quite understand why when I talk to my wife about Colorado, we have all these bills to pay, but when her Talk about their great time in Colorado, she’s ready to go. I’m going to play my cards right on this one. No assholery, and absolutely NO verbal planning of fly fishing with her. That will kill this deal. Anyway, my mind tends toward September, thinking the Aspens will be awesome. What’s everyone’s opinion on the when? September or October? Also, where should we go? Where is good autumn fishing? Gunnison area? South Fork area? Conejos drainage? Estes? Any opinions and experience would be appreciated. Troutyuppie- no need to chime in on this one.
Ken, haven’t nailed down down the dates yet, but leaning toward mid to late September. Looks like tricos and baetis could be possible. Tying size 24’s is interesting. Don’t know if the fall runners are more prevalent in Sept or Oct. anybody have info on this? Would like to see the aspens in their glory also.
Post by golferjeff on Jul 29, 2018 14:24:49 GMT -6
Water levels are going to be a major issue this fall. The creeks may not be holding up that far into September. Fairplay roads are still currently closed due to fires and flash floods, but should be open by fall.
Aspens - Sep 14 thru October 14 is the main time, but may be a bit later this year unless conditions change. SoCo is more early October. Not many aspens near Fairplay.
The Dream Stream lake run usually begins about 2nd week in October. Late sept is early, but you should see thousands of Kokanee and a few browns. The cutties will be eating eggs as well. If you are in Fairplay, head down to 11 mile canyon for sure. If water levels are OK, hit the water above Spinney (Tomahawk SWA).