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Like the idea of a town with NO stoplights and are tried of the big city resort towns? That's South Fork, a small town but rich with outdoor recreaction.You may want to take the short, 20-minute drive to Creede. This historic mining town offers an Underground Mining Museum and the Creede Historical Museum, the nationally recognized Creede Repertory Theatre, and a whole array of quaint shops and beautiful art galleries.
The recent rains have increased flows on the streams throughout the state. This extra moisture will surely get the substrate stirred up which can flush some of the larger insects and worms into the flow and the trout will surely be feeding heavily. This means anglers must use a bit larger and flashier presentations when fishing these conditions. The spawn beds from the Rainbows may still be active, so be cautious of redds when wading along the rivers. Fish diets in the early spring are made up primarily of midges and an assortment of small blue-winged olive nymphs and are occasionally supplemented by larger mayflies, annelids, trout eggs, stoneflies, and even caddis larva. Spring fishing typically consists of a lot of nymph fishing since the trout are not overly active due to the cold water temperatures, so try using stonefly nymphs and imitation midges. Remember that the hatches are becoming more frequent in the spring, so keep an eye for surface activity and do not hesitate to switch to a dry fly presentation, especially during the warmest parts of the day. It is also important to be mindful of your split shot usage. With the fish being sluggish, they aren’t going to divert too much energy for food, so making sure those flies drift directly in their path is important. Be sure not to use too much split shot though because the last thing you’ll want to do is to have to retrieve a snag in those cold waters.
A full day trip might take you to Lake City and American Basin to see the spectacular wildflowers, Mesa Verde National Monument, the Great Sand Dunes National Monument and Hot Springs Swimming Pool, to ride on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway, visit to Wheeler Geological Site or maybe a trip over Engineer or Cinnamon Pass. Pagosa Springs is just over Wolf Creek Pass and offers an amazing Hot Springs Resort, and an array of dining and shopping opportunities.
Or you may just decide to relax on our grounds. Enjoy a nice grilled steak, kick back with a good book or cuddle up with your loved ones.
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