In the past we have had both Pat Dorsey and Landon Meyer speak at our club regarding fishing the famous blue ribbon tailwater streams in Colorado. Having just returned from a trip, I am excited to announce a club trip to that area next year.
We are fortunate to have a club member, Mark Spowart, living in Monument Colorado and he was host for myself and two others on a week long trip to Colorado recently. Our outing next year will start in the Colorado Springs area, requiring a plane trip to Denver, about 3 hours and then an hour drive south to Colorado Springs and Monument. Participants will stay at the Fairfield Inn in Colorado Springs, 2.8 miles from Monument.
We will stay in Colorado Springs for three days, with opportunity to fish such famous trout streams as Cheesman Canyon, the Dream Stream, Elevenmile Canyon, Deckers as well as the Arkansas River. We will be using guides from Blue Quill Anglers who are all experts at fishing these streams.
After our exciting days on the water, Mark and his lovely wife, Liz, will be hosting our evening meals at their beautiful home in Monument.
Places for sight seeing for those interested include: Garden of the Gods, Air Force Academy, Pro Rodeo Museum, U.S. Olympic center, and Manitou Springs (cannabis capital of Colorado, if that is your cup of tea). 13 Then we will make a three hour drive southeast to Gunnison where we will stay at the Altmont Resort and fish the Gunnison River and possibly Taylor River. The Altmont Resort has cabins reasonably priced that can house 4-6 people with kitchen and living room. Fishing the Gunnison River is best done on a float trip with guides through some beautiful country, casting to browns, rainbows and cutbows. These fish are brightly colored, fat, and healthy and love to make long runs. Nearby Taylor river is a tailwater stream that is easily waded and is renown for its large 10-20 pound rainbows (and difficult to catch) up near outlet from the dam. The lower river in the public areas is very wadable and has good insect hatches and has riffles, long runs and pocket water.
At the conclusion of our trip, we have a four hour drive to Denver to return rental cars and check in at airport for our plane trip home. More information with cost estimates and details to follow.
If you are interested please contact Lyman Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714 742-5865.