How to Catch Your Lucky Friday-The-13th Fish!
Here’s the local fishing report brought to you by Tim Hill of Colorado Fly Fishing Guides, located in downtown Leadville.
Flows have peaked and are on the way back down. With the decelerating flows clarity has returned to the upper river and is no longer an issue. Even though flows are receding, high water conditions still exist. In the high water selectivity about the areas you fish is crucial, so be prepared to stay on the move. Concentrate on velocity breaks and edges, as well as channels and tributaries of the main stem. Dry fly action has not pick up although offering up an attractor with a stone fly dropper is a good way to approach the shallower edges. Stick with stone, micro stone, caddis larvae and caddis emerger patterns for consistent action.
Don’t let run off bring you down! The Upper Arkansas Headwaters maintains fishable clarity throughout most of run off. Let Colorado Fly Fishing Guides show you effective high water techniques so you can keep your lines tight until the lower elevation rivers clear up!
Lucero Memorial Shoot This Weekend
The David Lucero Memorial Father’s Day Shoot will take place this Saturday and Sunday, June 14 & 15, starting at 9 a.m. at the Rocky Mountain Bowmen Club Range. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The Shoot will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to Noon on Sunday. Food will be for sale and camping will be available on site.
Rocky Mtn. Bowmen Archery Range is located south of Leadville at the end of County Road 23A. Turn south off of Highway 24 at the airport exit, and follow the signs. Cost is $25 for members (either CBA or RMBC), $35 for nonmembers (includes membership), $5 for youth 14 and under. The pro class is an additional $20 to the pot. New or renewal memberships shoot the first round free. Additional scored rounds can be purchased for $10.
This is a competitive 3D archery shoot featuring 14 divisions, including pro; two scored ranges; one fun range; and one sight-in range. And new this year is the Lucero team challenge. This competition starts Saturday, June 14, at 3 p.m. Teams must consist of two or more shooters, and cost is $20 per person. This is a timed and scored event; fastest time and highest team average wins. Winning team wins half of the pot, the other half will be donated to the David Lucero Memorial Fund.
For information contact Rose Long at 720-936-5778 or visit www.coloradobowhunting.org.