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  1. Huge Crowds

    I'd wait for a weekday trip or a trip after the catch and release opener the 2nd Friday of November if you want to avoid the crowds. Even then, the Frdays and Mondays are less crowded during catch and release. If it's a nice day count on it being crowded, crappy weather days equal less people.
  2. Huge Crowds

    You thinking of the Animas??? I know the spill from the mine had the Animas messed up for a little while. I’ve been reading reports from Abe’s and Fisheads saying it’s been pretty good. But who knows what would motivate a business to give false info to boost business.
  3. Huge Crowds

    Anyone else notice the amount of people at Bennett lately?? I went down last weekend thinking it wouldn't be too awful. Boy was I wrong. Tons of people and they were there all day. Usually you can find a lull somewhere in the day. Not this past weekend. Seems like the crowds overall this year have been bigger. I sure wish that I could hit the stream more on the week days. But, work comes first and vacation time is limited. At one time a guy could look forward to winter fishing and smaller crowds. That hasn't held true either the last couple years. Even on days when they weather was questionable. Im glad fuel prices have gone down and the fish size has improved. But, it comes at a cost I guess. Maybe it's time to make a trip out to the San Juan in NM.
  4. Trout Park Etiquette

    Well I hope you and your daughter have a good time. I'm just hoping for decent weather. I'm sure you can find A few windows of a lesser crowd in the park. It'll be a little crazy in the morning. I've been finding that zone 1 up by the gauge house in the evening has been pretty quiet. Not always, but occasionally.
  5. Trout Park Etiquette

    Where you going to be Wrench??? I'll make sure you and your daughter get the full experience of a trout park....LOL Actually, I'll be down so I can make it over to HVO for that shindig. Not completely sure what it's all about but I'll be there.
  6. FINALLY!!!!

    Good to fish with ya again Pat. Don't forget to keep in mind the last weekend in October.Hopefully I'll have my rod fixed and back by then.
  7. Fishing Must be Good!!

    Saw those on fleabay also.
  8. Fishing Must be Good!!

    No problem. I like to buy as much stuff as I can locally. But tippet is rediculous. A 100 meter spool will almost last me all year. About the only other thing I buy on there is tungsten beads in 100 pkgs. Save a ton that way too.
  9. Fishing Must be Good!!

    Go on eBay and buy Frog hair flourocarbon tippet in 100 meter spools. You'll save a ton of cash. Those small spools for 18 bucks will make you go broke quick if you fish a lot.
  10. Fishing Must be Good!!

    What size tippet are you talking Bnorm?? i use 6X flourocarbon year round. Never had an issue. I'll use 5x or maybe even 4X during high murky water and with bigger bugs.
  11. Fishing Must be Good!!

    I don't think 8 out of 10 is accurate but maybe 3 out of 10 is pretty close. Plus I caught 4-5 fish closer 3 lbs this weekend. 1 rainbow I'm pretty certain was a solid 4+. Regardless, I'm sure you'll catch a few small fish here and there. But the overall size is really better this year compared to the past few years.
  12. Fishing Must be Good!!

    They litter because they're Turdballs. I see it in the woods too. Some people are just not caring people. They don't have enough integrity or morals to do what's right. Unfortunately it's gonna get worse until someone punishes their behavior.
  13. Fishing Must be Good!!

    I also was down and fished a few hours each day Sat- Monday. I managed about 25 fish each day. You had to work for them no doubt. All I fished was a # 18 TBH midge. Getting away from the scores of bank fisherman is getting ridiculous. They were in zone 1 with power bait and treble hooks by the gauge house. Tossing rubber worms and other stuff not legal. Zone 2 by the outlet pipe in the highbank hole was like an opening day under the bridge. Same illegal lures and bait being used. They toss the empty jars on the ground when they leave. Total disrespect for rules and other fisherman. I sure hope the big big crowds are slowing down now. But.. I kinda doubt it with all the nice weather.
  14. Fishing Must be Good!!

    I agree the crowds this year have been bigger than the last few years. But, the general average fish size has been bigger than in years past. With the exception of the fish brought in from SOH when people were complaining about the small fish that the previous hatchery manager was releasing. Sure you'll catch a small fish here and there. But it's been pretty mixed on fish size. Pretty much how it should be in my opinion. Plus there's been a lot more browns in the stream. That may have been a result of an accident, but it's still a plus for the fisherman that like to catch one occasionally. I personally hope the crowds dwindle a bunch from here till late season. I don't think it will though. Cheaper gas prices and the college kids along with nicer weather pretty much will keep the stream crowded. I guess we'll see.
  15. It's been pretty quiet on here. Seems like when nothing gets posted to complain about, fishing is generally pretty good. LOL I've been down the last 3 weekends and have seen some really nic fish being caught. There's also a few smaller ones still in the stream that give you a good mix. Funny how nobody is complaining this year. The new hatchery manager gets nothing but kudos from me. Job Well Done Mr. Havens!!

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