November, 1997

11/2: SOME QUICK, SURPRISING ACTION on Gore Creek. Sue & I hiked up Born Free this morning and did a bit of skate skiing on the newly blown artificial snowfields. After an hour that paled so we hopped in the car & drove out along the golf course, slipped into waders, and went upstream to a beautiful, deep hole in which I'd had no luck whatsoever the previous week. But today - for the half hour we could stand to keep our fingers exposed - the action was decent.

Sue had a nice fish on right away in the run below the big pool and I landed three nice rainbows & a 12" cutthroat. The fish were quite visible in this fifteen foot deep hole and several were of the 16-18 inch range, so I suspect I'll head back there again in the next day or so.

11/6 - 11/7: TOUGH FISHING ON THE EAGLE: To make a short story short I stopped just above Gypsum for an hour on my way back from Aspen & landed just one 12" rainbow. Today it was a repeat of that success with only one brown of about 13" in the Squaw Creek section. Both fish came to that popular red midge emerger - although to be honest, it's not what we could truly call "popular" right now either.

Last Logbook Entry

11/30: A decent, sunny day but no action whatsoever on the Eagle. I actually spent a couple of hours on the water today - nymphing of course - and probably did even get a bump. I say probably because a couple of hesitations could have been strikes, but that was it. Actually I'm too tied up now until after the first of the year to do much casting and doubt it would be productive anyway.

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