April 25th, 2020
Warmer temps are on the way next week which will probably have more folks out on the water. Remember to fish smart and safe! Respect social fishtancing! As temps rise you can expect to see more consistent hatches through the middle part of the day. The rise in temps could also affect water clarity so be prepared with a variety of bugs.
On recent warner days large hatches have been observed on the Blue in Breckenridge and fish have been aggressively feeding during this time. We’ve also received reports from the Colorado, Ark, and Platte this week. Fishing on the bigger rivers has been really good. If you’re planning to fish the CO bring some eggs and worms…especially when the water color begins to change. A few quality fish were caught on the Platte yesterday but the fishing was slow.
We’re excited to announce the opening of our web store: https://store.mountainangler.com. Check it out and let us know what you think! We’re shipping out orders everyday and still fulfilling local orders that can be picked up ‘curbside style’ at the shop. Give us a shout if you need anything!
March 19th, 2020
“The Times They Are A Changing” – As you probably know by now, The Mountain Angler’s doors are locked under the Summit County Government shutdown. We wanted you to know that generally speaking, we will be here most days from 11-4 to take calls. We can fill orders over the phone with your credit card number. We can ship things to you or you can come by and will bring your order out to you “to-go” style! Our hands will be cleaned for each transaction! We understand how important fly fishing is to each of you and do not want you to think you can’t get what you need. In these times one of the best and safest things we can do is GO FISHING! It’s good for the mind and body.
We received reports in the last few days that the Colorado is fishing well, the Eagle is good as long as the clarity is ok, and the Ark is fishing well. We’ve even seen some BWOs coming off.
Again, make sure your practicing proper social FISHtancing when you’re out on the water!
As things change we will continue to update everyone the status of the shop, guide trips, etc.
Everyone stay healthy and happy!
February 18th, 2020
The Blue River below the dam in Silverthorne has been producing some nice fish as of late. Small nymph rigs, stealthy tippet, and small indicators are the play. Adjust your weight as needed when working your way through the pockets.
We’ve received a few reports that The Dream is fishing well lately. Nymph rigs are still the ticket but be ready throw a dry (and maybe a streamer) if called for. Fish are laying in their normal winter holes…check the deep pockets and runs.
Generally speaking, nymph rigs will be your best bet (or at least a great starting point) on most of our fisheries during the winter months. That said, always be prepared to adapt as hatches come off or a greater variety of bugs are found while inspecting the river. You’ll also want to try different sizes of tippet and weight until you get on the fish!
River flows will vary but greater consistency is generally seen during the winter months.
For the latest reports call the shop! We’re always happy to give out the latest information on what’s fishing and where!
To book a guided trip, get the latest fishing reports, or find out what flies are hot please stop by the shop (311 South Main, Breckenridge) or give us a ring (970.453.4665)!