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Good evening and welcome to the daily fishing report! Hungry fish and great weather have dominated for most of October! Today was no different, as the bugs are plentiful, the fishery is healthy, and the weather couldn’t be better! Flows continue to remain at their low levels, Trumbull/Decker’s at 70 (cfs) or so, with the Canyon at 64 (cfs). Looking ahead to the weekend in Decker’s, we’re expecting to see quite a few people on the river. Got some information today from some folks who had a planned trip to the Dream Stream, that because the flows have been dropped there, that they are moving their trip to Decker’s. If this is the case, expect larger crowds around the Decker’s area. With that being said, don’t pass up your options downstream from Decker’s, as the fish generally see less pressure and your chance of finding some solitude are much greater! I got out on the river today at about 3:30, and pretty quickly pulled a few trout on a single BWO, size#24. After the rise quieted down and nymphing seemed like a better option, I put on a yellow egg, followed with a olive Rs-2, trailing a juju-beatis. Caught a couple of smaller Rainbow’s and one larger brown, in the neighborhood of 16-17 inches! With the increase in the temperatures and a sunny forecast, I’m hoping to get out a little earlier tomorrow, in anticipation of a thicker hatch. This has been the pattern when the skies are clear and the temps quickly rise. I only took a few pictures today, but I did manage to get some good shots of a herd of deer in our yard this morning! Some of the other shots are from the last week or two around the Decker’s/Trumbull area, hope you enjoy!
That’s all I got on the fishing front, but there is some other information I would like to pass along. Effective at 6:00 p.m., October 19, 2016, the Jefferson County Sheriff will enact Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for all unincorporated Jefferson County. These restrictions are being enacted due to current dry conditions favorable for the possibility of a wildfire, and limited availability of fire control resources. Conditions will continue to be monitored and restrictions will be adjusted in the coming weeks as necessary. For more information, visit http://jeffco.us/sheriff/wildfire/fire-restrictions-and-bans/. The same goes for Douglas County, effective October 17, 2016. Well, that’s all for now folks! Until next time, have a great evening, GO CUBS! and I hope to see you on the river soon!