1. Well with a little contemplation and advice from Capt. Morris I picked me up a Lew’s Mach Crush Baitcaster Reel on sale at Cabelas for $119 + tax! They had the Crush ...more Combo for $149 + tax but with more presents to buy I just bought the reel! (😢) I already had a 7’1” MH St. Croix Mojo Bass Baitcaster Rod that I got in the Bargain Cave at Cabelas last Spring for a fantastic deal at $35 + tax!! That rod usually goes for $129 + tax! Now all I have to do is hope for some large amount of snowfall to fill up are really low Reservoirs and get out in Spring for the pre-spawn bite!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Daniel! Can’t wait!
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Scott! I’m looking forward to the Bass Season!
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Robert- Fantastic catches by You and Your Wife this week! Congrats on your PB beauty!
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx again Morris! I’ve seen all those monsters you’ve gotten your customers on! Keep up the great Guide Service and personal fishing! Love seeing those dream Bass!! ...more 🎣🍻
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Tod! I couldn’t believe I got that Rod at that price!
    6. Daniel Mitchel 0
      Nice combo! Hope you enjoy it!
    7. Scott Sorrell 0
      I think you will be pleased with that reel...I have two of the combos and love them...They cast great, backlash controls are awesome, even throwing into the wind...I ...more couldn't be happier with mine
    8. Robert Coleman 0
      Morris is correct! You will not be disappointed Bryan! Awesome reels, loved the grips on them.... no slip! Flawless👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    9. Those big bass don't stand a chance now!
    10. Nice Bryan !! Ask Robert, Jared and Arlen how the liked them. They all caught many bass last week on the Mach Crush and all landed one over 10 lbs. Robert of course ...more was over 12 lbs..:))
    11. Tod Fisher 0
      Man that was a steal. Those are good Rod's Bryan. I've got 4 of those St Croix Mojo's and love them.
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  2. Here’s Chet’s best Brown from today! The fish were really lethargic due to the Browns being in Post Spawn! Surprisingly no Bows today! This area is a really scenic ...more place to fish!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Jimbo! 🍻
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Nice brown!! 👍🎣🍻 Awesome view
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Noah & Kevin! 👍
    4. Nice good pic also!
    5. Noah Shapiro 0
      Nice
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  3. Another Brown from today!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Jeff!👍
    2. jeff mcelroy 0
      nice one
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Melissa,Robert,and Chris! 👍
    4. very nice
    5. Nice one Chet!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    6. nice catch 😀
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  4. Cold and slow day fishing the Colorado River today with Chet! The temps ranged from 35-44 degrees with partly/mostly cloudy skies! I caught this nice chunk 19” Brown ...more as well as a nice 18” Brown on a #5 & #7 Rapala Countdown in the Hot Mustard Muddler Pattern while Chet caught the first fish of the day a fat 18” Brown on a 1/16 oz Crappie Jig.Chet ended with the most numbers wise but I caught the best fish!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Jimbo! We enjoyed the few fish we caught! He talked to a head cancer doctor in Denver and they have another step to attack the cancer that spread to his liver! ...more The only thing is this next procedure is new and expensive so he’s hoping his insurance will cover it! Appreciate all your comments! 👍🍻
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Kevin & Noah for your input!🎣👍
    3. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Awesome brown! 👊 Looks like it wasnt to bad for you guys lol. At least you had another memorable fishing trip with a great buddy 👍🍻🎣🎣
    4. Noah Shapiro 0
      Yea, but don't get them wet or they are useless
    5. Yea they are nice because the fingers are accessible and you can tie knots and so on! If your fingers get cold just flip them for a bit.
    6. Bryan Harper 0
      I’ll be getting a pair soon!👍
    7. Noah Shapiro 0
      I just got some like that before nationals, trust me Brian they are life savors
    8. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Kevin! I’ve seen the ones you’re talking about! I really don’t like wearing gloves while I’m fishing but do need a pair! 👍🍻
    9. Nice Browns Bryan! Just an FYI I where bow hunting gloves They are gloves with fingers cut out and mittens that flip over them which you can put hand warmers in ...more They work great the only down side is you have to remove them to handle fish. I don't like the neoprene ones! Hard to fish with them on!
    10. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx guys! Noah it was pretty cold on the hands with releasing the fish! I need to get me some good gloves! When you reach the age of 50 a lot of things change! Lol!
    11. Noah Shapiro 0
      Oh please Bryan, that ain't cold. ;)
    12. Awesome Brown Bryan! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    13. Nice Brown Bryan
    14. john stimson 0
      nice catch
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  5. This was Lee’s best Bow of the day that he caught using a Dynamic HD Trout in the Brown Trout Pattern!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Charles 👍
    2. Awesome photo!
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  6. I fished the Colorado River today with my friend Lee for about 5 hours! It was a little slower than the last two trips numbers wise but after landing some decent ...more Browns on those trips I finally got into a nice chunky Bow on this trip as the sun was setting! I caught it using a Dynamic J-Spec in the Brown Trout Pattern!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      *hide behind
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Josh & Jevin! The sun was so bright had to had behind the 🌈! 👍
    3. Nice Bryan!
    4. Nice Bow Bryan👍👍
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  7. Here’s the best looking Bow of the day!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      I’m pretty sure? This section is just loaded with beautiful Bows and Browns!
    2. Thomas Davey 0
      With all the beautiful red coloring, doesn't that mean it was born wild?
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Jeff & Carl! One of my favorite places to fish!
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Ken! They are starting to get real fat and beautiful in this location!
    5. carl schulze 0
      pretty fish
    6. jeff mcelroy 0
      great colors
    7. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Vibrant colors on that fish nice catch man!
    8. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Melissa & Kevin
    9. Nice one Bryan!
    10. nice one 😀
    11. Bryan Harper 0
      Most of these Trout in this section are magnificently colored!
    12. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx guys! Might be going tomorrow again before they close the road?
    13. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great colors Bryan 👍👍🍻🍻🎣🎣
    14. Ben Ruley 0
      Wow beautiful color and healthy
    15. Nice
    16. Tod Fisher 0
      That is a beauty, but honestly the first thing I think of when I see a trout is "YUM!"
    17. Gorgeous fish! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    18. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Scott,John,and Josh!👍
    19. Sounds like an awesome day Bryan👍👍.Congrats.
    20. john stimson 0
      nice catch
    21. Scott Sorrell 0
      Beautiful fish...nice job
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  8. I fished the Gunnison River in the East Portal section of the Black Canyon National Park today with really low flows landing 28 Trout! I had to get back down here ...more to fish because they close this road after the first good snow! It’s a 16% grade downhill with lots of switchback making it extremely dangerous,especially with icy conditions! The day was chilly with mostly cloudy skies!! I started the day off with five little Browns and then got into some decent vivid Bows on Rapala Countdowns! It wasn’t until the last couple of hours that the fishing really turned on.I lost two of my Dynamic J-Specs so I had to switch to a 3 1/8”” Rapala Husky Jerk in the Redfire Craw pattern which preceded to land me a 17” Bow and Brown! In the same area I pitched the Husky Jerk out again and got slammed by this nice 19” Male Brown! Fun day despite losing 3 Lures ,which is never good!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Jeff!
    2. jeff mcelroy 0
      nice one
    3. Chad Jaco 0
      Yeah me too !!
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Chad! Yeah I have those days every once in a while!
    5. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Bryan. Sucks to lose one lure let alone three!!
    6. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Jimbo! 👊🍻🎣
    7. Bryan Harper 0
      I use 8-10 lb Power Pro,Berkley Nanofil or Tuf-line with a barrel swivel and a 18-24” P-Line Fluorocarbon Leader! The Braid on a slack line jerk gives the lure way ...more more action than either fluorocarbon or monofilament alone
    8. Jimbo Harwood 0
      beauty 👊🎣🎣🎣🍻
    9. john stimson 0
      what kind of line are you working the jerk bait with Bryan ?
    10. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx John & Josh! John- Unfortunately its not the first time!🤬
    11. Good one Bryan👍
    12. john stimson 0
      nice catch , ouch on losing 3 lures ,but a fun day is worth it
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  9. I stopped and did a “little” Bass fishing today on my way back from picking up some Dynamic Jerkbaits in Grand Jct! (60 miles) I know the owner and get a slight ...more discount! I caught quite a few hungry dinks both Largies and Smallies on Cranks and Jerkbaits. I did manage to get one decent one! But with the temps getting into the 30’s at night I guess I can’t complain! It was fun seeing the little aggressive bass hitting a Jerkbait half there size! I caught my best Largie and Smallie on a 2” square bill in a Crawdad pattern.

    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Damn!! that is some tanks. lol
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      Oh yeah there’s a few tanks in there! I know a few people that caught the Bass up to 7+ lbs! An occasional big Bow and few big Walleye! I seen a pic of a friend ...more the other day landing a 32” Walleye near Colorado Springs,Co! This Reservoir that I caught this Bass has a few Walleye in the 30” range! This lake can be tough but has some tanks in all of the four main species and an occasional Bluegill to 12”
    3. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Damn! im sure theres a 5 in there the way that chuncker .. Always one bigger lmao 👊🍻🍻🍻
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Ken,Jeff,and Kevin! The Brown Trout Fishing has been on fire and with sudden drops in temps over the last three weeks I’ve only been Bass fishing once! It felt ...more good!
    5. Nice bud! Good girth!
    6. jeff mcelroy 0
      good chunk Bryan!👍👍
    7. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Nice bass dude!
    8. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Jimbo! I have yet to get a 5+ lb one on this lake but this lake produces lots of chunks no matter what the length size! 👊👍🎣🍻
    9. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Now thats a toad 👊👊🍻🍻🎣🎣🎣
    10. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Robert & Josh! This lake is 500 surface acres but it’s shore only fishing! There are some big Largies and Smallies as well as a few Big Walleyes(29”)! It ...more can be a really tough lake sometimes but I know a guy who caught a 7 lb Largie on a Whopper Plopper
    11. Nice chunk Bryan.
    12. Very nice Bryan! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    13. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Morris & Tod! Tod there’s only supposed to be a few lakes in Colorado that have them and they’re in SE Colorado? Unless someone did some bucket biology? ...more This Reservoir is in Western Colorado! I’ve never caught a spot that I know of but it does kinda look like one with the smaller mouth! I’ll have to take a closer look next time! This fish did strip some pretty good drag for its size!
    14. Tod Fisher 0
      Nice looking fish Bryan, is that a Spot though?
    15. Nice bass Bryan!
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  10. Here’s Chet’s slob Bow caught on a 1/16 oz Black Crappie Jig!

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Appreciate it Jimbo! 👊🙏
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      🙏 thought and prayers for your buddy Bryan
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      * spirits up
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx Jimbo! It brought his spirits! He’s been battling cancer and didn’t receive good news two days before we took this trip! I’m praying for him and needs a miracle ...more to take place within him! 🙏🙏👍🎣
    5. Jimbo Harwood 0
      lol. GREAT BOW CHET!! THAT fish would keep me smiling for a while..😁 👍👍🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣
    6. Bryan Harper 0
      *whether
    7. Bryan Harper 0
      Thx guys! I don’t know weather to call them slobs or slabs considering he’s using a Crappie Jig! 😜🎣👍
    8. jeff mcelroy 0
      looks like it swallowed a football, great fish!
    9. john stimson 0
      wow is right , fatty
    10. Wow nice Chet that ones ready to start laying eggs or is a good eater!
    11. Rick Baker 0
      way to rock em Chet! 🎣👍
    12. That's a slob!!!
    13. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Chet!!!
    14. nice 😀
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About

I live in Western Colorado and I’m an avid angler fishing all year long! I don’t ice fish but hit the rivers in the winter.I love fishing mostly ...more for Bass,Trout,and Northern Pike!


Fishing Favorites

  • Species Bass,Trout,and Northern Pike
  • Waterway Gunnison & Uncompahgre Rivers as well as Jerry Creek Res
  • Lure Top water,worms,Spinnerbaits,Jerkbaits,and Marabou Hair Jigs

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