last friday i headed over to colorado to visit my kids for a week and managed to get in some fishing. on the way over i stopped and fished the yampa river near and in steamboat springs. first i fished just north of steamboat and for an hour's worth of work i caught 2 small mouth and 1 pike on a purple egg sucking leech. i then drove into town and switched to dries and got into several trout. it's a real nice river in town, lots of riffles and pockets. the next morning i continued my drive and stopped off at copper ponds, right below copper mountain and fished one of the ponds for about 2 hrs. not much success, but the brookies were beautifully colored. i tried to get a pic of the one that i caught but with the fish at my feet and me fumbling for my camera the fish starting flopping around and spit the hook and darted off. yesterday my son and i headed over to a small piece of creek on the advice of one of the fly shop owners and had a great afternoon throwing hoppers to browns.