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Hiked up to Seaman Res. today.  We caught 7 trout, 5 bows and 2 browns on spoons and nightcrawlers.  It was a nice warm day, this fall has been great!  Two bald eagles landed in a tree nearby and watched us fish for a while. The brown and 2 of the bows were packed full of perch!  In fact, one bow had a perch over 4 inches in his stomach.  This trout-perch eating frenzy has been gowing on for the last few years after the perch population explosion.  I'm sure there are some super hawgs swimming around in there with the phenominal perch forage base.

The N. fork of the Poudre had A TON of really nice fish in it!  We didn't fish it hard, but caught a couple of browns in a matter of minutes on nightcrawlers.  If you're a worm drifter, you better get up there and hit it before it turns into "flys and lures" only water  :mad:
 
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Re: Seaman Res 11/06/05 (pics)

nice healthy lookin fish, always nice to have success opn suich a nice fall day
 

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Re: Seaman Res 11/06/05 (pics)

sweet fish and another worm drifter it seems. I am one too. We are losing the battle but there are still plenty of good places to fish that aren't going to be fly and lure for a long time.
 

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Re: Seaman Res 11/06/05 (pics)

Never fished Seaman. Where is that?

My wife just walked by and saw your pictures. She thinks your wife is cute. I'm a little worried... Why would my wife even see a girl amongst such awesome looking fish?
 

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Re: Seaman Res 11/06/05 (pics)

If I were to guess, I would put that bow just over 2lbs.

Cute and a great fisherwoman! I am very happily married (but I have to clean more fish now ;))
 

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Nice pictures, it was nice to finally get out fishing again. Sorry I left all the fish for you to clean! Can't wait to get out again.
 
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very,very nice fish,good job,can you tell me were Seaman is,it sounds familiar,is it up by Gateway Park????going on 34 torwards Camaron Pass.
 

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Re: Seaman Res 11/06/05 (pics)

Seaman is upstream of Gateway on the N. Fork of the Poudre off of Hwy 14. It's about a 20 min hike to the dam, and 1.5 hrs to get to the inlet.
 

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Re: Seaman Res 11/06/05 (pics)

NICE!!

Woah, dude..... This Basshunter guy is unstoppable. Way to go man!!
 

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Re: Seaman Res 11/06/05 (pics)

Looks like you guys are using gold bouyants. Is it fly and lure only? Oh yeah-real nice fish! I read that access is free after nov.19th.
 

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Re: Seaman Res 11/06/05 (pics)

Slayer - We're actually using the "Pot of Gold" $0.99 spoons from Wal Mart. I tend to be more bold at casting into rock piles and other structure when I know I'm only gonna be out $0.99 :)Switched to gold cuz of all the perch around. I wish I would have had a large perch colored rapala with me!

Free access after the 19th - great! I never pay just to walk through the park, free parking at the top of the hill off of Hwy 14.
 
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Basshunter makin' it happen. Nice fishes!
 

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I'm thinking hard about going up to Seamens tomorrow morning. From your pictures, I know just where you were at. There are millions of perch there, but I haven't seen any of good size. Too bad, too. Perch are delicious. Obviously, your trout thought so, too.
 

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Re: Seaman Res 11/06/05 (pics)

Basshunter,
I made it up to Seaman this afternoon and tried numerous things in my arsenal. Nothing with a perch pattern/colors produced, but I put on a $.97 gold spoon from Walmart (not pot of gold, but Blue fox strobe), and BAM!

Of course, the first BAM! was a perch, which I measured at 11" (the largest I've caught in Colorado).

The second was about a 12-14" trout that hit the spoon and flew out of the water (releasing the spoon).

The third was a large fish that never surfaced that which I lost after a 20-30 second struggle.

The fourth was also a large fish that followed the spoon in shallow, bit it and broke off!

So, one nice perch, and no trout landed, but enough to draw me back for more.

Things I tried with no results: Buoyants (RBT pattern - I don't have gold), silver, gold, RBT pattern kastmasters, small yellow perch pattern husky jerk, shallow diving balsa shad rap (have had luck on trout with it before), a couple of odd spinners (silver), Crocadile spoons in RBT, orange&silver.

Nice trip, except my foot slipped on a hillslope, and slid sideways into a cactus, sending spines through my shoe, into my foot.

Other notes: Blood near the start of the trail, so a hunter was successful there recently. One of the grassy areas I walked through had a lot of recent elk beds.
 
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where is seamens in relation to the red feathers area?
 

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Re: Seaman Res 11/06/05 (pics)

thanks for the update Cutt. Seaman is a tough nut to crack, sounds like you found a little spot that produces - good job! This is the first year that I've seen so many rainbows up there...I think some washed down the N. Poudre when the nature conservancy re-stocked their waters below Halligan...
 
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