Dream Lake Fishing

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 19 August 2012 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Picture yourself fly-casting in a crystal clear mountain lake with a backdrop of snow-covered peaks, mountain meadows, beaver ponds or aspen groves. Rocky Mountain National Park's lakes and streams offer Colorado fly-fishing at its best.

This summer's high temperatures and low precipitation has created difficult and unusual fishing conditions for Colorado anglers. Several waters have been closed for summer fishing or have requested that anglers fish during the cool early morning hours in an effort to protect the fish and reduce stress and mortality. Other waters have issued public fish salvages to minimize the number of fish deaths due to low flows or reservoir drainages.

NIKON D5000 1/180 second F/8.0 ISO 400 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Global warning could the liberals be right?:)

19 Aug 2012 7:27am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & so beautiful!!!!

19 Aug 2012 9:06am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

closed for the season would seem to be a good idea given the conditions you describe

19 Aug 2012 9:25am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A very refreshing composition.... I like it ! Have a nice sunday :)

19 Aug 2012 9:29am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I need to be there...........

19 Aug 2012 2:07pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful capture! Have a great Sunday!

19 Aug 2012 2:19pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

I like this version with the fellow's line in the water. The setting is so appealing. Nice one again today.

19 Aug 2012 2:58pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

What a splendid place and image, that's all. And how impressive they are to protect it as you described. A little bit of heaven on earth.

19 Aug 2012 2:59pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Such a lovely spot...a fine day for fishing by the looks of the weather there...great shot

19 Aug 2012 3:00pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful photo of this peaceful lake !!! My favorite of this interesting series ...

19 Aug 2012 5:35pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This water is so clear! What a beautiful image.

19 Aug 2012 8:09pm

franz from Baden, Austria

so pristine ... the fishermen look as if they really belonged there !!!

19 Aug 2012 8:22pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Encore une merveille quels pêcheur avec les beaux sapins

20 Aug 2012 4:02am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

I wouldn't guess about the difficult conditions when looking at such a pristine image. A fisherman paradise. Beautiful photograph.

20 Aug 2012 3:17pm

1/180 second
ISO 400
33 mm (35mm equiv.)