Boulder Mountain Fishing

The summer is finally upon us and the fishing is going strong. We have been fishing all over the mountain, from the canyon streams to the mountain lakes at 10,000 feet.  The only waters that aren’t open are the cutthroat spawning grounds, but those fish should move off the redds by the beginning of next month. The bugs on the lakes are also popping off.  At the beginning of the week we ran into a thick mayfly hatch on one of the lower lakes and voracious rainbows were hitting spinners at the edge of the sedges. Yesterday, I was having a hard time pumping up the float tubes because damsel flies kept climbing up my pant legs. The nymphs and adults are everywhere. Check out the tiger trout caught last week. The fish below was 22 inches long.