Conejos River Fly Fishing Report 07/21/2003
Fished Conejos area 7/18-7/21/03. Day 1: Conejos river below menkhaven & @ south fork, caught several small browns and 1 cutthroat on EHC, stimulators, and prince nymphs. Fishing slow, water temps getting pretty high, better near south fork than down low. Day 2: Elk Creek (1st and 2nd Meadows). Fishing was tough due to low, crystal clear water. Fish could see you coming a mile away. Hands and Knees in the grass, I was able to get a couple of decent browns on EHC, and small Adams dry flies. It was very cloudy and light rain, the meadows were an amazing sight in this sort of weather…truly breathtaking. Day 3: High Mountain lake, (10,130′ elevation)..I’m keeping the name of the lake to myself…Fishing was EXCELLENT for 11-13″ brookies on bobbers and flies using spin tackle. The fish had amazing colors and hooked lower jaws that stuck out past their upper jaws. The last fish of the night was a 14″ Cutthroat, beautiful and golden, with sparse spots near the tail. ALL IN ALL, A GRAND SLAM, between the 3 fishing locales we caught all 4 species of trout in 1 weekend…another awesome weekend in conejos country.