Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring is here

Hello all my fellow fishers out there, I had the great pleasure of fishing with Geza "The Big Cheese" Kmetty and crew earlier this month. This is Mr. Kmetty to the left holding a FAT 16" Lee's Ferry rainbow, one of many he caught that beautiful day. We had a great trip, nice spring weather and plenty of good action. My last report spoke a little about my midging rig, now I would like to touch on it a little more in detail as it was the key rig for this trip. The midging rig is designed for a suspended presentation instead of a, from bottom up presentation. Basically its a mixture of a dry-drop and full nymphing rig, I use a pulsa indicator where you would put the dry, and 4-6 feet below that a size 16 tungsten beaded zebra midge, then 18-24 inches below that a second midge, size 16 or 18 tungsten bead as well. The key to this rig is that you make sure you use tippet for the whole rig so there is no tapered leader below the indicator. Midge patterns of any type will work just as long as they are tungsten beads and in the correct sizes. Spring is beautiful at Lee's Ferry, the river banks are turning that beautiful emerald green as we speak, the weather is warming by the day, the midge hatches are getting bigger by the day, its time to shake that cabin fever and come join me on the pursuit for the wild Lee's Ferry rainbows. If I can be of service please feel free to contact me at anytime. Thanks again to Geza and crew. Mick Lovett For More Details, Visit Home at

Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring is comming fast, bring on the midges

Hello everyone, sorry it's been so long since my last report, its been a wild start to the new year, as some of you may know, my father Jon "Rocky" Lovett passed away on January 15, 2011. I want to start by saying, the business is still operating.
I have been on the water pretty regular and the fishing is getting better and better everyday. The midge hatches are getting to be bigger and bigger, and as soon as the winter weather breaks, and the nights stay above 50 degrees, the midges will come out in full force and mark the beginning of the great spring fishing.
The fish are still in great health coming out of winter and are already looking for their spring midge feast.
I have been catching fish with a couple different techniques; of course the standard nymphing rig, the midging rig, and have had good success as well with a dry-dropper rig in curtain places.
San Juan worms in live colors, zebra midges, the occasional scud in live colors, and of course egg patterns in multiple colors are all producing fish.
The spawn is still going, as it will until usually the month of May. Spring is a great time to come to Lee's Ferry, the canyon is exceptionally beautiful this time of year, the slopes along the river are already turning green, and the Tamerisk trees have started to bloom.
I encourage you come see M.C.O. for a great time, and the thrill of chasing the beautiful, wild rainbows of the Colorado river.
Look forward to meeting and fishing with you all, thanks again, and as always keep your rod tip up....Mick Lovett-owner/operator, M.C.O.
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