|Horseshoe Bobber Cat|
I've been hitting the lake a lot and have been catching quite a few fish. On one of my few trips, I snagged a carp in the afternoon which tells me they are in the shallows. One of my highlights was catching a catfish that broke off the line from a previous angler. The fish broke off the bobber which was floating around the lake until I was able to snag it with my fly and bring it in. It was strong 3-4# fish; no wonder it broke off.
Unfortunately the fish was gut hooked deep and I couldn't remove the hook without pulling out its insides. I just cut the line and hoped for the best. People often forget that this is a catch-and-release lake!
Deer Creek is where I spent my Sunday and the fishing was still as good as it was before. For some reason the fish here have gotten smaller and smaller; probably the lack of water these past few years? Nevertheless they are there and everywhere. There were a lot more caddis out this time as the water has gotten a lot warmer. I wet waded the entire day so the water is not ice cold. During this trip I fished the upper portion of Deer Creek for the first time and it wasn't great. It was a pretty cool little stretch though, less mountain freestone stream more spring creek style.
|Little Deer Creek Trout|