Nice way to start off the week!

Last one is a monster! Fun…

Rainbow Trout on bead head nymph.

Rainbow Trout on bead head nymph.

Rainbow trout on bead head nymph.

Rainbow trout on bead head nymph.

Water flow is steady at 71.6 cfs below Gross Reservoir.

Water flow is steady at 71.6 cfs below Gross Reservoir.

Rainbow trout on bead head nymph.

Rainbow trout on bead head nymph.

Brown trout on bead head nymph.

Brown trout on bead head nymph.

Rainbow trout on bead head nymph.

Rainbow trout on bead head nymph.

Rainbow trout on Blue Wing Olive.

Rainbow trout on Blue Wing Olive.

Brown trout on Blue Wing Olive.

Brown trout on Blue Wing Olive.

Brown trout on bead head nymph.

Brown trout on bead head nymph.

11 inch brown trout on a bead head nymph.

11 inch brown trout on a bead head nymph.

Steamboat fishing, Yampa style!

I went up to Steamboat Springs this past weekend with some friends and did a little fishing on the Yampa River. Mostly fished on a section of the river in town. There are lots of tubers and kayakers on this river which did not seem to bother the fish too much. We caught a few of these nice rainbows on Blue Wing Olive and bead head nymphs. There is a pond at the parking lot that they stock with rainbows (good for the kids). There was a huge hatch that happened in the pond and the fish were going nuts. There was one in front of me that jumped about five times in a row. Thought it was going to land in my pocket. Wish I had some video of this. We caught several of these during the hatch. After that we headed to the car and the parking lot was full of the hatch. Millions and millions of them flying over head. Not sure on the species (did not have a sieve). It was pretty amazing. By the time I headed for the camera they where almost gone.

Isaiah and Tim, that was some good fun!!!

Rainbow Trout on a Blue Wing Olive.

Rainbow Trout on a Blue Wing Olive.

Rainbow Trout on a Blue Wing Olive.

Rainbow Trout on a Blue Wing Olive.

Izaiah (foreground) and Tim (background) on the Yampa River catching rainbow trout.

Izaiah (foreground) and Tim (background) on the Yampa River catching rainbow trout.

Stocked rainbow trout on a Blue Wing Olive.

Stocked rainbow trout on a Blue Wing Olive.

Browns, browns and more browns!

Brown trout on a dry Blue Wing Olive.

Brown trout on a dry Blue Wing Olive.

Nice size... 10 inches. Saw this guy the day before hanging in about 6 inches of water. He went right after the BWO.

Nice size... 10 inches. Saw this guy the day before hanging in about 6 inches of water. He went right after the BWO.

Brown trout on a bead head prince nymph.

Brown trout on a bead head prince nymph.

10 inch brown trout on a bead head prince nymph.

10 inch brown trout on a bead head prince nymph.

These browns are sure hungry.

These browns are sure hungry.

Another 11 inch brown. This one put up a good fight.

Another 11 inch brown. This one put up a good fight.

Work break on South Boulder Creek

The browns where feeding today. They where hitting on BWO and Adams. Also on a bead head prince nymph. Even the baby rainbows where hungry.

Juvenile brown trout

Juvenile brown trout

Hungry baby rainbow. A good sign of a healthy stream. I have been seeing lots of these.

Hungry baby rainbow. A good sign of a healthy stream. I have been seeing lots of these.

Another attempt at video. Not so good. But I managed to land a nice rainbow trout.

Rainbow trout on a bead head prince nymph.

The Prince Nymph meets Golden Rainbows!

A day full of golden bows. These beautiful rainbow trout have a golden glow.

Golden colored rainbow trout on a prince nymph.

Golden colored rainbow trout on a prince nymph.

Golden colored rainbow trout on a prince nymph.

Golden colored rainbow trout on a prince nymph.

Golden colored rainbow trout on a prince nymph.

Golden colored rainbow trout on a prince nymph.

Juvenile rainbow trout on a prince nymph.

Juvenile rainbow trout on a prince nymph.

Juvenile rainbow trout on a prince nymph.

Juvenile rainbow trout on a prince nymph.

Juvenile rainbow trout on a prince nymph.

Juvenile rainbow trout on a prince nymph.

Trying out the video feature of this camera. I landed a good size brown trout in video mode and did not get a still. I only have two hands. I need to get a net soon.