So what does a high country fisherman do in the winter time when the high country is locked up… he ice fishes. Sorry it’s been a while since my last blog. With a few gift cards and military discount I was able to acquire an ION auger this year for a very good price I am not sponsored by them nor was paid to do a review. What is the ION auger? It’s toted by their site as the
The high country season is coming to an end… might be able to get out one more time but I think it may be time to switch over to big browns and pike. With the low temps and drizzle that settled in over Colorado Springs this last weekend I brought up the Doppler and looked to see where the storm was settled. The Sangre de Cristos looked good. Tossed the gear in the Jeep
"Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." ~ Henry David Thoreau A buddy of mine who is not a hardcore fisherman but a hardcore photographer has been hounding me to take him to the Crystal Mill for a little while now. Our calendars and probably the stars finally aligned and we were able to do an over nighter up on the Crystal River. Granted
Colorado has so many species in its waters to provide a challenge for those looking to try and catch other species besides the heavily stocked rainbow trout. Last year a long with a group of friends, we hiked into one of the wilderness areas to catch a golden trout as it was on our bucket lists. It was a success and everyone caught at least one, that blog can be found here: Prospecting for
After a couple weekends of chasing smallies and fishing the Project Healing Waters Tournament I was able to get back up into the Colorado high country, to knock another lake in a long line of lakes off the bucket list. This lake is off Georgia pass a little lake called Michigan Lake. Having only the knowledge that it held cutthroats at one time I headed out to see what I could find.
Rick Schroeder is the creator and founder of ColoradoMountainFishing.com a website designed for those who share his passion for high country fishing, four wheeling, hiking, camping, and photography. Rick is also on the Blogging staff of Fish Explorer http://www.fishexplorer.com and a moderator on the oldest Colorado forum http://www.coloradofisherman.com. Rick has spent a significant portion of his life in the back country of the United States, starting at a young age in the Scouts, then in the Infantry with the 82nd Airborne, and after the military as a avid fisherman. In the summer months, Rick can often be found in the shadow of one of Colorado’s many fourteeners casting to some hungry cutthroat at one of the many alpine lakes in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. He also spends long hours on the summit of those peaks, capturing those unforgettable panoramas with his trusty Nikon. Rick has had photographs published on multiple websites, CMC books, and American Angler Magazine. During the colder weather, Rick frequently enjoys fly fishing one of the many tail waters in Colorado or using the short rod on the hard water with the South Park Junkies ice team. When he’s not wetting a line, Rick works as an IT Professional for the US Army and spends his off time moderating multiple Colorado fishing websites.