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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Vacation day trip day 4-5

All I can say about day 4 is somebody hates me. I got up to the (I'm not going to name it) creek and it started raining buckets...literally.  I've got the cuts on top of my head to prove it! I thought I'd have a bite to eat and wait the storm out. I gave up after 45 minutes and headed home.  

Take a look at this video by Taylor Odlozil.  It shows how to successfully fish Clear Creek.  


Day 5 was a game changer for me. Well, not really but there was a change of scenery. I took a leisurely drive up Boulder Canyon after stopping at Cook's for a cup of coffee. It was a beautiful day with the normal threat of afternoon thundershowers. This particular portion of Boulder Creek makes me appreciate folks who fish close quarters a lot. It also brings back a lot of memories about one particular trip I took a few years ago. 

Not from this trip but it is Boulder Creek

Great Tenkara water if anyone is interested

Sometimes it's easy fishing and sometimes it's not

No 20' casts here
The fishing here was nice. It was shady and that seemed to turn the little ones on. If you need to see a picture of 6" fish, sorry I didn't do much picture taking. I didn't want to lose my focus on strangers sneaking up on me. I've got this life long fear of being thrown down one of the many mine shafts that dot the area. 

Goodbye


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19 comments:

  1. That's a stream I would love to fish.

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    1. You'd do well there Alan, you're a great small stream fisherman. I was reminded that fishing between Clear Creek and Boulder Creek are worlds apart. Also, you'd catch a majority of browns. It's a nice, kind of spooky place.

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  2. Nice change of scenery, Howard. I was able to fish a stretch of Boulder Creek once, but well out of the mining area, thank goodness. My first step down the bank, was a slip and a handful of cactus. Did find a bunch of fish though.

    Thanks for the report and video. Looking forward to more.

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    1. Fishing is pretty fun and relatively easy on Boulder Creek Dean. I have the same problem there, I slip and fall a lot on BC. That's where I tore my rotator last year doing my famous helicopter cast. If you make it out here again before I turn 70 we'll run up there

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  3. Howard
    Mark would love to have some of that rain, can you send him a few buckets? That Tenkara pool was stunning and the creek as well. Beautiful images, thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Bill. I know California is hurting right now. Our respite here in Colorado is temporary I'm sure. I'm not a Tenkara user, but I do know good Tenkara water...this is it. Thanks my friend.

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    2. Bill, let me know if you're still having problems with the site...thanks!

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  4. I don't do heat well, so I don't mind a little rain. Just not lightening and all that. Enjoyed the video on Clear Creek. However, Boulder Creek looks much more what might be my style. After you finish your working career, perhaps we can get a shot at Boulder Creek this fall.

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    1. Hey Mel! Thanks, I know what you mean about the heat. But you've got to remember that the temperatures are usually about 10 or so degrees lower than where we are. I really want to take you Clear Creek once.

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    2. Ok, maybe once, just have the EMT's on call!

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  5. Yes, I remember Boulder Creek... lots of ugh... boulders!!! Yeah, I will pass on that next time. Now, that video shows runoff water, right? It's not always that fast... = ( Maybe you could find a nice flat, grassy river that winds around and has no trees for when I come out to visit again...Lol.

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    1. Yes Emily, Boulder Creek has boulders and Clear Creek has lots of clear. Clear Creek is a bigger stream and does run fast. Someone told me that it was because it was headed downhill. Seems reasonable, no? I think the Poudre is the best option.

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    2. The Poudre... perfect. I loved that place...

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  6. You got a Cooks too? When I get coffee at Cooks, I always limit. Doesn't seem to work so well at yours. Maybe you should come try mine. We could float a Power Bait Fish or two.

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    1. Mark, that's the best suggestion any one else has come up with.

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  7. I would love to fish those creeks. they look like 3 or 4 weight waters. Cooks is legendary! lol

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    1. They are 3-4 weight waters although you could get by with 5-6 as well. Just not as much fun. Do they sell Diet Mt. Dew?

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  8. Howard
    Everything on the site is working fine now

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    1. Thank you Bill. I've spent the equivalent of two full days uninstalling, installing and doing it again. Let me know one more time after this post if there are any problems please.

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