End of the high country season
The high country season is coming to an end? might be able to get outone more time but I think it may be time to switch over to big brownsand pike. With the low temps and drizzle that settled in over ColoradoSprings this last weekend I brought up the Doppler and looked to seewhere the storm was settled. The Sangre de Cristos looked good. Tossedthe gear in the Jeep and headed out.
The fog and drizzle did not let up, eventually past Canon City thedrizzle stopped and it was just patches of fog. As I got to highway 69to head south I was out of the fog for a while. Until I started headingup the mountain where I drove right back in to a cloud. With therecent fire in the area it looked apocalyptic, but I was undeterred.
Finally I popped out of the cloud and was in bluebird sunlight all the way to the lake.
I started working the inlet of the lake since there was no outlet butdid not have any luck. I moved to the deeper water fishing midges deepas I could. Starting to wonder if this was my 2nd dead lake of thisseason. I spotted a fish swimming deep and put my flies in his path andfinally hooked up with my first fish. It was a pretty little guy about6 inches. After fishing for another hour or so with no fish spotted itwas time for lunch break.
Enjoying the great temps (in the 50?s) while eating lunch the clouds Idrove through finally caught up to me and moved in over the lake.
I circled back around the lake to find more deep water and more fish. The clouds parked themselves over the lake making the lake look veryvast.
I land a few more fish as the temperatures drop.
After releasing the 2nd fish I noticed the grass was starting to droopand frost up. My hopes of the sun burning the fog off passed and withthe slow fishing I called it a day and headed back home where it wasstill foggy and drizzling and the wife had the fireplace going.
Was a decent last outing which made for some good pics, did anyone else get out or have plans to get up high one more time?
Rest of my pics can be seen at My Gallery
for this trip.