Fishing South Fork and Creede Colorado.

We have seen another excellent week of fishing here in the Rio Grande basin both from the shore, by boat and also wade fishing the streams. Power baits are all producing limits of nice rainbows in the area lakes. The newer styles of that bait made by Gulp which look like a small rubber pea are really easy to use and stay on the hook so much better than the standard power bait type formula. I recommend three of the pearl sized beads on a number 6 hook and about 3 small split shot to get it out and on the bottom of the lake. These baits last a long long time and if you use some good needle nose pliers, you will be able to recover your hook, bait and all from the fish you catch.

A good fly and bubble combo is also producing limits on days with overcast skies and a slight ripple on the water. My girlfriend Paula loves to fish like this and has done quite well lately fishing in the evening with this rig.  

Spinners, Rapala's, Needlefish and gold castmaster spoons also working well trolled or from the bank. A slow retrieve will bring nice fish to the net and make for a great meal if you so choose.  

Fly fishing is slow on most days as the rivers are low. The water is hotter than normal and the fish become sluggish in moving to dry flies. A good dry fly on top and dropper with a Prince Nymph still seems to be producing fish if a slow approach is used.  

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 Nine pound Rainbow Trout caught on a Number 5 Rapala. Now this is a nice fish and very rare these days.

Nine pound Rainbow Trout caught on a Number 5 Rapala. Now this is a nice fish and very rare these days.