January 12, 2010

First Fish of 2010 on Lee's Ferry

Kyle, Matt, and I started 2010 out on Lee's Ferry. The report said outstanding fishing, but the flows seemed unmanageable. After a quick stop for an AZ license and some 8x tippet, we were on the water. Kyle hooked up first and then Matt. The pressure was on, but soon enough I had a good fish hooked and it was taking line. (after viewing photo proof, it fought larger the it looked)

We worked our way up from the riffles to the rock and we each caught a few fish. Worms seemed to work for me, but I forgot to baptise the bead worm. When the flows raised above a comfortable level, we decided to move on. We stopped at the Wahweap Marina on the way home and I tried to catch a dirty little carp. I thought it would be a slam dunk, but I couldn't seem to set the hook hard enough. Kyle and Matt were patient guides as I missed a few good opportunities. It was quite a rush to watch the carp flair its pectoral fins and slowly glide up to my fly. Next time I'm going to use a fly with the hook point up.

Frosty bag at the beginning of the trip


  1. Love the up close release shot of the Colorado River Bow!

  2. Thanks Featherhook, I'm not sure if the colors look alright. Being color-blind has its drawbacks. Hopefully there will be more Ferry bows to come.