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Not Every Trip Results in Lots of Fish #13725671 10/09/20 11:46 PM
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I often get asked how I catch records on most of the trips I take. Although I often do pretty well, there are lots of trips I can't catch fish. Last week in Colorado was one of those trips. roflmao

From a fishing standpoint the whole trip was "one of those trips." It started with only getting to fish around a small Denver lake without a bite. One day I drove 3 hours to a mountain lake only to have the road closed because of fires (I was told that morning the road was open). The next day resulted in another road closure within miles from the lake I wanted to fish. I tried several lakes and streams for hours and only hooked up 2 small trout that I lost before getting a picture. I even hiked to a glacier lake only to have a cold front blow in and completely shut the fishing down (I was told you should have been here yesterday). Finally, I decided I could not go back to Texas without a picture of a fish and I stopped at a small pond before I came home. Although the purpose of the trip was not fishing, here is my total catch for the trip:

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So the moral of the story is that you have to keep fishing to have those great days of fishing you often hear about. I still had a great time with some great views.

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Re: Not Every Trip Results in Lots of Fish [Re: Osbornfishing] #13725847 10/10/20 02:53 AM
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Wow ! What beautiful pictures...I have a feeling those scenic views were worth the travel. Totally agree...sometimes you just have "one of those trips". Hang in there & welcome home Osborne & lady Osborne...

Re: Not Every Trip Results in Lots of Fish [Re: Osbornfishing] #13725932 10/10/20 09:11 AM
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Wow that is some beautiful scenery

Re: Not Every Trip Results in Lots of Fish [Re: Osbornfishing] #13726008 10/10/20 12:41 PM
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Barry, even a rookie knows that you don't go to Colorado without waders and wading boots. Up there you catch fish by being in the water with them, not from the shore. But you did catch a real beauty in your wife.

Re: Not Every Trip Results in Lots of Fish [Re: Osbornfishing] #13726105 10/10/20 02:41 PM
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Re: Not Every Trip Results in Lots of Fish [Re: Osbornfishing] #13726160 10/10/20 03:41 PM
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Beautiful place! Can't get 'em every time


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Re: Not Every Trip Results in Lots of Fish [Re: Osbornfishing] #13726187 10/10/20 04:20 PM
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coolphotos The last picture is a "Framer"!



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Re: Not Every Trip Results in Lots of Fish [Re: Osbornfishing] #13726374 10/10/20 08:05 PM
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Love the pictures! At least you didnt get skunked thumb

Re: Not Every Trip Results in Lots of Fish [Re: Fish Chaser] #13726406 10/10/20 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish Chaser
Barry, even a rookie knows that you don't go to Colorado without waders and wading boots. Up there you catch fish by being in the water with them, not from the shore. But you did catch a real beauty in your wife.


roflmao I had both chest and hip waders with me. I have done well in Colorado in the past. I just thought this trip was a good example of a different kind of trip. And as far as my wife goes, she is a gift from God. She was my high school sweetheart and I was smart enough to know I would never find anyone better. She is the only female angler with both a freshwater and saltwater elite angler award. And after over 40 years of marriage I am used to her out fishing me.

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For scenery like that, the effort involved was worth it. thumb

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