Last week I got a chance to guide one of my favorite guys, Craig Gillihan. Craig lives in Quakertown, Pennsylvania and we have fished together for several years now. Swapping stories about bowhunting and fishing always seem to fill the spaces between fish when we’re on the river together.
We started the day wading around the new sections in the braidsand caught some nice fish on eggs and crystal flash midge emergers. I’ve had a lot of fun poking around in there lately and checking out all of the new buckets that are holding fish. The improvements in the braids have been getting a lot of attention lately and rightly so. Rediscovering
a new spot on an old favorite is always worth the time.
After lunch we worked our way through the main channel where Craig caught fish steadily all the way into the upper flats on thread baetis and Rs2’s. Much of the water we fished in the afternoon we had to ourselves which made our day even better.
Craig is a fine angler and fishing with him is always a pleasure. If you haven’t taken advantage of the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing lately, now is the time. The San Juan has been fishing well and the crowds have been thin if you walk a few minutes further from the parking lot. Thanks Craig for a great day on the River!
See you on the River!