Fishing New Places

Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Author: 
Lance Lynch

 

Do you ever find yourself going back to the same fishing spot over and over again? Sometime I feel it’s hard to break away from the tried-and-true fishing areas. But,  when you do, it can really pay off. This past weekend I decided to try a new area that I have never fished before. After some time struggling to figure out how to catch the fish, I ended up having one of my best days on the water.

 

I, Marty Riddle, and Alan Peak headed up to Eleven Mile Canyon on the South Platte River for a day of fly fishing. Fishing a new area is always a challenge but decided to  see what we can hook into. There are so many factors that you take for granted when you fish the same water over and over again.

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First off you need to remember that you are fishing; not necessarily catching. It takes time to get tuned-in to where the fish are, and what they are eating. One tip before making a cast. Watch the water for a few minutes to get signs of fish. Look for flashes under water of feeding trout or trout sipping bugs on top. A good pair of polarized sunglasses will eliminate the glair on the water and help you see the fish. Once you have your target fish in your sights, carefully find an area to cast where you will not spook the fish.  You may have to change the techniques you are comfortable with and try something new. Do not get discouraged if you are not haveing good luck the first time fishing a new spot. Hang in there and keep trying, it will eventually pay off. ll

May your hooks stay sharp,

Lance Lynch

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