|Colorado Fly Fishing
Trip Report from the
South Platte River
March 15th 2007
March 15, 2007
North Fork of the South Platte private
fly fishing close to Denver. Call
303-325-5515 for availability
Number of Anglers: 1
Guide: Tad Howard
Cool but nice; sunny, with temps in the high 50's-low 60's.
Water temps in upper 30's, into lower 40's by mid day. Water
is running about 55 cfs and is slightly off color.
Fishing is heating up with the nice weather. The trout seem
hungry and healthy as they fatten up before the spawn. Our
angler, Trey, was on his first western fly fishing trip and
managed to land and release between 15 - 20 beautiful
Colorado trout. Most of the fish were in perfect condition and
were very scrappy fighters. Nymph fishing was the most
productive method of the day, with bead head nymphs fished
behind an attractor being a deadly combo. There was also
some action with a dry-dropper combo that actually produced
the biggest fish of the day.
Overall the fishing the last few days has been very good with
anglers experiencing success on a variety of public and private
waters. The fishing should remain excellent through the spring.
We really had a great time, again thanks for making it one of
the best trips we have had. I know Trey had a blast!
|2007 Colorado Fly
First western trout with a fly rod!
Nice wild brown trout from the South Platte River.
Silver colored rainbow trout caught fly fishing the South Platte near Denver.
Trey fishing a great spot on the South Platte.
Pretty cut-bow trout from fly fishing The South Platte
Nice 18.5 inch rainbow trout .
South Platte River rainbow trout fishing on the North Fork.