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by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 31
Views: 4570

Re: Back into the Mountains

North Cottonwood Creek First day in Wyoming and there's afternoon thundershowers in the forecast..... So what's New ? I decided to start easy and fish a creek on the eastern side of the Wyoming Range. I've fished this creek every year I've been up here and it is a reliable producer. You can see this...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 31
Views: 4570

Re: Back into the Mountains

This would be my last chance to find another stash of Cutthroats while in Steamboat. Yesterday picked at my interest in the Zirkels, so today I would give it another shot. Looking at the Elk drainage on Google maps, the North Fork of the Elk held a large meadow. There was also a forest road that par...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 31
Views: 4570

Re: Back into the Mountains

Rain,... Rain,... and More Rain !!!! Tuesday all the counties around Steamboat were under a Sever Thunderstorm Watch and Flood Warning. Wednesday I awoke to the sound of rain on the windows. It rained most of the morning..... http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee95/jimboroberts/IMGP3185_zpsu7r3lxke....
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 31
Views: 4570

Re: Back into the Mountains

At Last, What I was Looking for..... I'm beginning to feel like a rainmaker. No matter where I have gone Thunderstorms have shadowed my every step. I've had some years where rain chased me out of drainages 50% of the time, but so far every day I have fished has been cut short by rain and lightning. ...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 31
Views: 4570

Re: Back into the Mountains

Too Late..... Too Far..... Time to head to Steamboat and find out what the Flat Tops are like. I have seen stories and there are supposed to be a lot of Colorado Cutthroats in the Flat Tops of the Routt National Forest. So I headed east on 160 before turning north on 285. http://i229.photobucket.com...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 31
Views: 4570

Re: Back into the Mountains

This is another FOASTWRN I've been eyeing this creek for about 5 years. One thing or another prevented me from attempting to fish this creek. It's another long drive down many miles of forest roads before reaching the trailhead. The water I want to fish is several miles up that trail. In fact the ac...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 31
Views: 4570

Re: Back into the Mountains

FOASTWRN Yes, this is my favorite creek up here..... In all the years I have fished up in Pagosa, I missed this creek but one time, and that was to fish the East Fork Ranch with Joe. This was truly the first creek to hit my FOASTWRN status in the area! So I would leave early to make the long trip do...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 31
Views: 4570

Re: Back into the Mountains

Into the Burn Zone..... Back in 2015 Pagosa Springs and the Weminuche Wilderness had one of the worst fires this area has seen in decades. The fires lasted all summer and were not totally put out until the snows started falling. Over 100,000 acres burned and that burn area encompassed some FOASTWRN ...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 31
Views: 4570

Re: Back into the Mountains

The Sure Thing I am going ahead and start this one..... So first day in Pagosa and rain is predicted starting about 3pm. And this forecast was for all the mountains east, north or west. So I need 2 things; a location with a fast exit strategy and Cutthroats. After thinking about it I decided on goin...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 31
Views: 4570

Re: Back into the Mountains

Day 2 It's not Easy I was up early to pack up and check out of the hotel. Today I would fish another creek, this one further north and draining into the Rio Grande itself. This one too promised to hold Cutthroats, these pure Rio Grandes. Again going on the advice of friends who fish northern New Mex...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 31
Views: 4570

Re: Back into the Mountains

Day 1 Looking for the Pecos strain..... Everyone that knows me, knows I am a dryfly fishing fanatic. More exactly a dryfly fishing Cutthroat fanatic !!!.... Now I don't get to do much on my home waters of the Guadalupe, so when I plan my summer trips the revolve around getting some.... I've caught m...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Back into the Mountains
Replies: 31
Views: 4570

Back into the Mountains

It's time of year again. Last summer left me with a bunch of questions about sport versus health. I had to leave early because my medications left me prone to altitude sickness. Seeing how I live for my days chasing wild Trout, I was in denial, and kept saying it would get better,... just for anothe...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 76
Views: 12851

Re: We need Rain !

Come on Harvey !!!!!
Please just the right amount in the right spot on the upper Guadalupe.

Tom tom tom tom.....
Tom tom tom tom.....
Tom tom tom tom.....

Jimbo
by Jimbo Roberts
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 76
Views: 12851

Re: We need Rain !

It's all about cold water and how far downstream the flows will push it before the air temperatures warm it up. So first it's about how cold the water is to begin with. This season the water temperatures of the releases are about 60 degrees, most seasons will would see mid-50's, but that takes sever...
by Jimbo Roberts
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 76
Views: 12851

Re: We need Rain !

I wish Cindy would move west and get us the rain we need, but it's not looking good. The best chance for rain is Saturday and Sunday and not related to the hurricane. And I hate to say it, but reaching pool this late in June is probably not going to happen. We were real close but the lake is droppin...