Fishin' Pics

Monday, October 17, 2011

Shop This Week

Conejos River Angler will be Closed on Tuesday October 18th.

We have to do a little "Hook and Line Research" that day.

We will be back in the shop on Wednesday at 8:00am

Thank You
CRA Staff

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Store Hours + A Short River Report

October Stores Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday thru Friday

8:00am - 4:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm

The fishing on the Conejos has been pretty good lately. Troy and Jon were both out on half day trips today and they both had productive days on the water. Troy guided this lower river and caught most of his fish on nymphs. While Jon guided the upper river and they caught most of there fish on dry flies (big old school Jim Fulton style H&L Variants) who knew.

Monday, September 26, 2011


We have new fall hours.

Monday - Saturday
7:45am - 5:30pm

7:45am - 1:30pm

Please feel free to stop by and say hello and get the fresh info on the river.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Guide Trips the Past Few Days

The leaves are starting to change color and fall is in the air. We have had a great couple of days guiding this last week and we are hoping to keep the momentum going right into the later part of this fall. The trout have really started to get happy in the past week and the Pike have started to turn on with this cooler weather. Below are a couple of the pics from the guide trips we had this last week. I hope that you all enjoy and get pumped for fishing this fall.

Nice Rainbow Headshot

Eugene with a Great Rainbow

Fat Rainbow

Eugene with another nice Rainbow

Eugene Percell with a Monster 28+ inch Rainbow
Landed on 5x
Nice work BROTHA!!!

Gotta Love Pike in the Fall

Bill with a Nice Browny

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Good Day for Elijah

Elijah hit the water this morning with his Dad and his sister River and well needless to say he began his slayfest of these Conejos River fish. Lookin good buddy keep it up!!

Elijah and River Heading down to the Water

Elijah Hooked up with a Good Fish

Nice work Buddy!!

What can we say the kid is a natural

Elijah with another nice Rainbow

A Day with the Duke's

Jasmine got to spend the day on the water with the Jerry and Anna on Monday. Here are a few of there pics from the day of fishing I hope that you all enjoy and I hope to see you on the water soon.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Nice Work!! The Kids are the Future!!

Jon Harp got to spend a day with an amazing young angler late this last month and I just thought that I would share a couple of pictures from there day on the water together.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

River Update August 7th

Just wanted to give everyone out there a quick river update. We have been getting some good rains in the afternoons which are loving. The river this morning looked great and from the reports I have been getting from my guides is that the fish have been happy. Josh fished the meadow yesterday and said that he was moving a lot of fish on the surface with big attractor flies. Neversink Trudes, Hippy Stompers, Royal Stimulators, Royal Humpy, ect... Troy guided the pocket water below the meadow yesterday and gave a report a lot like Josh's except they caught a good number of fish on the dropper. We had some guys in the one of the cabins this last week that fished mainly on the lower river and they said that they had most of there luck nymphing. They told me that there best flies were the Hot Spot Worm, Jimmy Legs, Salvations, Chartreuse Copper Johns and Hot Wire Caddis. Troy is guiding today on the upper river and Jasmine and Josh are fishing the fly water this morning so I should have another fresh report for all of you in the morning.
Below are some pictures from one of Jasmine's guide trips this last week I just wanted to give you a taste of some of the fish being caught.

Thank you reading and stay tuned for more.

P.S. The date on the pics is off all of these were caught on Thursday Aug 4th.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

River Update

Just thought that I would throw out a quick Conejos River report. I am sorry that it has been so long since the last post (have been out the water a lot).

The upper river has been on fire and what I mean by that is that from the bottom of the pinnacles to the dam the fish have been eating dries really hard. We are still seeing a really good number of Grey Drakes, Red Quills, PMD's, Yellow Sally's, Trico's, and Midge's coming off. As well as a few scattered Green Drakes. We have been seeing some good afternoon showers which means more bugs popping off in the evening. Our water levels could not be any better then they are right now, you can fish anywhere.

All of the tribs have been producing really well so there are a few other options if you want to get off of the Conejos for the day. I guess all in all what I am trying to tell everyone is come get your dry fly on! I hope to see you on the river soon.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

On the Water Photo Journal

This is a photo journal post. For the past five days I was out on the water with a great fisherman and good friend Shad Goldston. We had a lot of fun as you can see from the photos below.

Day 1

First fish of the trip it was a great way to start things off

This fish was slurping dries off the surface in some nice slow water

This fish was sipping dries in a really tough spot so Shad made a great Long down stream drift and fed this fish a size 16 Adams. It was fishing a spring creek the way we caught this fish. Great job brotha!

Day 2

Heavy Bodied Rainbow caught on the G-String Worm

Look at the Colors on this fish it looks like a South American Brown

Beautiful Brown Taken on the Pink G-String Worm

Green Drake Dry... YES!!

Brown on the Dry

Streamer Eater Number 1

23 inch Rainbow taken on a 6 inch long Streamer
(Streamer Eater Number 2)

Head shot of a great Bow

Some Trout have Wings Too

Day 3

20 inch Brown on a Mahogany Dry

Beautiful Brown taken on a

Nice Browny taken on a Dry

Day 4

23 inch Female Brown caught on a #8 Tung. Salvation Nymph

Nice Head Shot

Day 5

We had a bit of a tougher day on the water on day 5. We hooked into an incredible fish on a CDC Mahogany Dry that really did not want his photo taken. Oh well that is part of the game sometimes.

Overall we had a great time on the water together and got into some great fish. Shad made the book of 20 4 times during his time here. Congrats Brotha you deserve it.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Insane Fishing Right Now!!!!

I wanted to let everyone out there know that the Conejos River is fishing amazing right now. I have been out on the water the past two days guiding and I tell you what these fish are eating dries hard. Yesterday I guided two awesome fisherman through one of the most public stretches on the Conejos. I have to say one of my top five most productive days ever while guiding this great river. If I told you how many big browns we landed you probably wouldn't believe me, what I will say is that we land a couple of brown trout in the 18"-19" range and a good number in the 16"-17" range. Oh I forgot to mention that ever fish was on a DRY FLY!

The overall report from all of the guides has been just that "Outrageous! These fish are eating hard". There are a bunch of grey drakes coming off, red quills, yellow sally's, midges and a few green drakes. I would have to say that it is time to be on the Conejos River.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Today's Guide Trip Highlight!!

Well one today's guides came back with one heck of a fish tale and I said lets see the pics. Well it wasn't just a fish story it was the truth. Look at this pig of a Conejos River Brown Trout.

Two of the Sherwood brothers came down and spent half a day on the water with Guide Jon Harp and they just killed it. I just want to say congrats fellas and that is one heck of a fish.

One of the Sherwood Brothers and Jon harp with a Fantastic Conejos River Brown Trout

One of the Sherwood Brother and Jon Harp

Eye Candy

This river has really been giving up some great fish lately. The Grey Drakes are popping off really hard mid morning and then coming back in the evening around 7:00pm to lay there eggs. I can not believe the numbers of fish being landed during guide trips. If I told you you may not believe me. If you have not been down to the Conejos River during this time of year you really need to see it. The flows right now on the lower river are just above 600 cfs and falling. I just want to give everyone a quick update and give you a little eye candy to get the blood flowing.

Jason Landing a nice Bow

Jason with a good Bow

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fun Days

Mike and Hugh spent a couple of days on the water with Guide Jasmine Ence this last week and here are a few of the highlight pics from those days.

Hugh and Jasmine Ence with a nice Brown

The Customary Thank You Kiss for the Fish

Mike and Hugh with nice Conejos Browns

Congrats guys it looks like you had some fun!

Look for another post with some more pics of those couple of days.