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Fished from about 10:00 to 3:00 near Arapahoe Bay. Got lots of stocker Rainbows, no Browns and only 1 Laker of about 18". I did get a couple of previous generation Rainbows which were around 16?, very healthy, beautiful and very strong. Fun.

Was exclusively using streamers and leach patterns of various sizes and colors. The smaller, dark brownish patterns were definitely preferred.

Around 3:00, the wind suddenly changed direction and the temp dropped fast. I think that put the fish down. Seems like Granby fish disappear when the barometer plummets.
 

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Forgot to mention that I was using a type III full sinking density compensated fly line.
 

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Nice job Catchandrelease; nothing like playing those badboys on a fly rod. I'm going to have to make myself pull the flyrod out of the compartment if I can make it up this weeknd to troll for lakers.

If I do and land any, you'll hear about it.

Pete
 

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Grandby Wednessday the 11th
Waited at the ramp for the weather to clear (wind and snow) @ 7AM. Finally got out and proceeded to Arap bay area........... Fish were scattered @ 50 ft and @ 30 ft with no takers on the usual. Headed to Columbine by 11 am........good rainbow action with bait............ even caught a few very nice lakers in 10 ft of water or less on worms.....who knew?? The wind really kicked up with blowing snow comming horizontal by early PM. We waited untill the wind let up a bit and crept our way back to Sunset.............what a fricking trip.............right into the frezzing wind and snow. By the time I got back to the launch area I looked like Nanook of the North..........totally frozen face, rain jacket and parka. :eek:
 

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Lakers were not large........22" but very healthy. They gave a great fight ripping off the drag on 4# test mono and ultra-lite gear. Nice to actually fight `em rather than bringing them up from 40 ft on heavier tackle !! These fish were back in Columbine in very shallow water........something I`m not used to............. spawning?? The rainbows (very healthy) went 16 to 18 inches with a gut full of 1" fry of somekind. If the weather had co-operated We would have caught many more. We threw back a dozen or so. In spite of the weather we had a good trip..............however the trip back to Sunset was a real challenge......my face is still frost burned. :-[
 

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Yeah the bite is definately on at Granby, but the weather will put a spank on you. All in all at least you got into the fish and made it back in one piece.

Pete
 
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