Bnorm

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  1. Has anyone been by since they did the dredging? Unfortunately the only time I made it for C&R season was the very first weekend and work hadn't really started yet (plus i spent all my time in the best fly water in the park, Zone 3!). I am curious what changes they made to other spots on the stream outside of the hole directly above the dam. If anyone needs a fishing buddy I am planning to head down for opening weekend and will more than likely be the only guy in Zone 1 with an orange Denver Broncos hat on. 7 more days.....
  2. Pray that the snow season in Colorado ends early so that you miss any potential pitfalls with runoff, but i think you should be fine. The fishing around Gunnison is incredible and having lived in CO for 19 years maybe my favorite in the state. Chances are any guided trip you are on they will float the Gunnison River which is really good fishing, if you have a chance try to take a trip into the Black Canyon. The Gunnison is a big river with pretty fast flows and is fished best by boat or raft, wading is doable but i wouldn't recommend it. If you don't want to float or go on a guided trip the 2 main Tributaries of the Gunnison offer great fishing as well. First is the Taylor River- classic mountain freestone stream with pocket water everywhere. Lots of private water around, but the area right downstream from the Taylor River reservoir holds some MONSTER trout but they can be tricky to catch (Mysis Shrimp Patterns rule but I have also had success with wooly buggers, if you don't have any mysis, use a white mini jig ). It is easy access right next to the road into the water and therefore can be crowded at times especially on weekends. Google "Hog Trough Taylor River" for some pictures of the lunkers that it holds. There are other areas closer to Almont to fish but like i said a lot of it is private so access is tough. Second is the East River- Winding freestone river on much flatter ground. I suggest parking at the Roaring Judy hatchery and then taking one of the paths from there down to the river. Easily wadeable and a nice amount of fish. Almost all of the water in that location is public. There are a lot more runs and riffles and less pocket water than the Taylor. Also if you have kids with you, Roaring Judy has 4 stocked trout ponds. 2 of the ponds have smaller fish and they are pretty easy to catch and bait is allowed. The other 2 ponds are larger and harder to access but hold some nice browns. Enjoy your trip, there is so much to see and do around the areas you are headed. If you want a good spot to setup camp by the East and Taylor look to stay in Almont which is about halfway between Gunnison and Crested Butte. Crested Butte has a great old mountain town feel and a cool little 4th of July celebration with fireworks and a parade and the restaurants and bars aren't too overpriced for the area.
  3. Thank you all for your answers, I guess this means a trip in the near future to check things out.
  4. My family has owned a mobile home near Bennett Springs for many years (35+) and have become more and more upset with what Bennett and their current campground have become. My simple question is: Are there any mobile home parks near Montauk? My google searches haven't led anywhere and I am hoping to find a new spot in the next year or so that we can purchase a new home for. Related question, does anyone have any experience (positive or negative) with any of the mobile home dealers in the area? I will cross post this in the Montauk section as well, feel free to delete if inappropriate. Thanks, BNorm
  5. My family has owned a mobile home near Bennett Springs for many years (35+) and have become more and more upset with what Bennett and their current campground have become. My simple question is: Are there any mobile home parks near Montauk? My google searches haven't led anywhere and I am hoping to find a new spot in the next year or so that we can purchase a new home for. Related question, does anyone have any experience (positive or negative) with any of the mobile home dealers in the area? I will cross post this in the Current River section as well, feel free to delete if inappropriate. Thanks, BNorm
  6. I just moved back to the St. Louis area after spending the past 19 years in Colorado. I did fish rather regularly at Bennett Springs however during that time as my family has had a place at Weaver's for the past 35 years. I regularly flyfish and have been successful in trying out some of the St. Louis trout hotspots as well. Been lurking around here for a month or so but wanted to drop a line and introduce myself and thank you all for the wealth of information that you have provided on so many fisheries around the region.