There looks to be some great carp water in Greeley. There are allot of small bodies of water scattered through town. We checked out two small lakes and two ponds. Two of the three were busts, one had serious big-fish potential and one was flat-out sweet. This lake had a good variety of bottom structure with some really nice flats and decent clarity. The fish seemed to be on the smaller size but there was a steady stream of singles moving up and onto a 100 yard stretch of flat and tailing in inches of water. Each time I would walk up and down that stretch I was rewarded with 1 to 3 good shots.
I was getting great shots but these fish were ultra-spooky. I was hitting my spots really well (pumped about that) and the fish were feeding hard but almost every single one of these fish ran from the fly in sheer terror as soon as they saw it. I suspect they get quite a bit of pressure!
I don't care. I haven't been getting many days with lots of shots this month. I had a blast and felt quite satisfied to finally find a fly (drab brown egan's headstand) that at least one fish didn't spook on. Of course Mike and Mikey both did a fish or two better than I did chucking small un-weighted egg patterns. This has been a trend lately and if it continues I am going to have to give in and take the egg pattern more seriously.
|Thanks for showing us some new water Mikey!|
This week we are headed up to our Cabin in the Mountains. If I can find my trout gear I might go kikin some babies. We will see, it is a family vacation and I seriously don't know where my trout gear is. Another nice change of pace / scenery regardless. The week after that I head to Oregon to visit John Montana for a serious hard core fly-carpin change of pace! Yeah baby!