Monthly Archives: June 2005

Brainard Lake – 06/19/2005

Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Location: Mitchell Lake trailhead

For Fathers Day we traveled to Brainard Lake, between Rocky Mountain National Park and Boulder. We hiked to Mitchell Lake mostly on snow fields. I headed back early, while the rest of the family continued to Blue Lake in the snow. I returned to Brainard Lake and caught one 10 inch brook trout on a beadhead apple green caddis pupa. It appears that at least another couple weeks will elapse before the streams subside enough to enable decent fishing levels.

Fish Landed: 1

South Platte River – 06/12/2005

Time: 12:00PM – 2:00PM

Location: Cheesman Canyon

Last Sunday Jane and I hiked the Gill Trail to the Cheesman Canyon area of the South Platte River. I caught a 15 inch rainbow and a similar sized brown on a beadhead pheasant tail dangled off a yellow Letort hopper with a 36 inch leader. The flows were up in Cheesman Canyon, but because it is a tailwater, the river was clear and fishable.

Fish Landed: 2