Fall Colored Brookies...Hard To Beat!
Fall in the Rockies provides us a unique opportunity when out fishing up in the Hills. One area of interest for me each Fall is to chase some beasty browns and 2nd is to go after some Fall Brookies. Most Fall fishing starts off in Alaska chasing Dolly Varden's but this Fall I had other trips in mind so these colorful Brookies will keep me satisfied for awhile.
Heading to Rocky Mountain National Park to fish in the Fall can offer an angler a variety of choices. It just depends on what they're looking for. Be it a hike into a remote lake chasing Greenback cutthroats, some small creeks close by for some browns, or what I prefer...chase some Brook trout on a fly!
Summertime in RMNP can also provide one with plenty of joy, but it's the Fall colors gleaming from Aspens and Cottonwood trees that bring in the crowds. If you want to chase Brook trout they aren't hard to find, but they can be hard to catch believe it or not. This outing only a few few anglers it seemed were able to tease a few brookies to bite while others seamlessly changed flies every 5 minutes in disbelief.
One thing is for sure, fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park is about as good as it get's for beauty, animals and high mountain water to fish. Sure you can do the normal lake off a main road if short on time, I prefer to hike up a bit to a few of my choice waters and catch some nice fish as well and breakaway form the crowds.
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