Well, I aint gonna post a real report yet because there aint much to report
Met W.E. in the morning at Lon Hagler, "The hat gave you away from a distance, buddy." My partner caught a stocker and had it hooked a little deep. We decided that a neighboring angler deserved it and he gladly took the fish. As for me... Well, I caught some coiled up fishing line and a rusty lost spinner. Stuffed the coil of line in my bag and it migrated out my bag to the garbage on the way out. Was gonna go over and chit chat a little more with W.E. but we had a small time frame on our hands so we dipped out to visit numerous locations we planned to fish for ice off. Yeah, I had to come into work in the afternoon and my partner had a girlfriend to report to. So yeah, we both had to be on time or we're both fired from our jobs.
Afterwards, we drove past Boedecker and decided to head up to the Big Thompson river. Found a little park that was public where the B.T. ran through and found some brown trout. This was just a little west of Loveland. I caught my first 2006 fish there, a 16" brownie on a Yo-Zuri Aile Goby. Very skinny trout, though. There was a huge pod of maybe about 30 to 50 brown trout around 14" to 16" swimmin around in a calm about 3 ft deep pool, but as soon as they caught us snoopin around trying to cast lures at them, they all went into 'sealed mouth' mode. It was fun. A little prospecting.
There are also fish in the Big Thompson section that runs through the Simpson Ponds property if anyone wants to check that out. I ran into a guy who caught a sucker and also spoke of decent sized brown trout that hide in that section while I was squirrel hunting on Sunday.
So yeah, I finally got started, but mostly prospecting for now. Nice to meet ya out there, W.E. Probably will be seein ya out there more often. Sounds like you frequent waters that I visit regularly too.