The monsoon pattern is overhead bringing much needed moisture to Colorado. Unfortunately it more or less muffed up my plans for Saturday. Not afraid of any water, I gave it a go in a few sections with slack water that would hopefully hold a few eager fish. In these conditions I run dark colors. Creature patterns like a black or brown wooly bugger are a good choice and I like to oversize things in a stained water situation. For the spin setup I like a black spin pattern or the black\gray countdown Rapala that they call “silver minnow”. The fish didn’t cooperate for me on this day so take this information for what it is worth.
Stained water situations are not the end of the day for anglers and in many cases, a little extra runoff can create a good bite. A lot of anglers back off the high water situation and otherwise scoff at ugly water. For me this signals an opportunity to fish certain areas that may get crowded on “good days”. Had I known this storm was going to drop so much moisture I would have set the alarm a lot earlier and made a run for “The Stream”.
My name is Matt and I’m a fishaholic