Thursday, September 19, 2013
Fly Fishing With Mother Nature
That being said, I have already began to wonder what Mother Nature's fly fishing plan has in store for me and my local ponds that I love to fish so much. Include in The Big Thompson River locally, let alone that which flows through the washed out canyon, and, it does look pretty bleak for those of us who love to fly fish and fish local waters in Northern Colorado.
The picture shown above is an aerial view shot that I came across that shows what used to be an area for several ponds that I like to fish for Bluegill, Bass, Carp, etc. Note that I said used to be! The area is now one flooded looking piece of water that more resembles one pretty good sized body of water instead of some home water for the PondStalker.
Set me to pondering what happens when Mother Nature takes over, and if you will, moves the fish where she wants them to be. What happens to the fish in the ponds? Will they be there when the waters recede and the damages are assessed? Or, will the ponds have different fish in them? For example, a top notch pond for bigger bass, will those bass now be gone or spread out to who knows where? What about structures and other holding areas for the pond fish? Are they all gone, or, do they remain?
Another concern I have is the warm water ponds are in close proximity to the Big Thompson River in the lower stretches. Will we see Walleye, Catfish, Bass, and other Panfish, now reside in the Big Thompson river as a result of being washed there via the floods? Having never been through a major catastrophe like this before, I am pretty much clueless as too what we may find when the waters recede and calmer days are brought to us. I am sure the rest of 2013 near my home is not going to offer much, if any, fly fishing opportunities. What will 2014 bring? Any of my readers want to ponder this situation and provide comments? Sure hope you do. I have lots of time to read blog comments.