January 10th, 2012
Colorado Trout Hunters
Colorado
Fly Fishing Trip Report
Date:  
January 10, 2012
Location:  
Blue River in Silverthorne, Colorado
Call 303-325-5515 for guide trip bookings
Number of Anglers:
2
Guide:
Tad Howard and Fred Gray
Weather:  
Cold in the morning but warmed as the day progressed; beautiful
blue-bird day
River Condition:
Very clear
Report:  
People always ask when the guides get to go fishing. Well, today we hit
the river. January in Colorado is slow for guide trips and a perfect time
for us to sneak out for a half day. Just because the nights are cold
does not mean you can't have a great day on the water! We worked
hard and managed to find some beautiful tailwater trout.

There were quite a few other anglers taking advantage of the beautiful
day, so we decided to explore some waters below the town. We did find
a few fish, but it seemed as though they were somewhat few and far
between. We decided to head back into town (closer to the dam) and
cover some water where good fish are known to lie.

We found a few nice trout and were just about to call it a day when we
noticed the anglers upstream had moved on. We decided to give it a
quick go and managed to end the day with a flurry of nice trout,
including the double pictured below. It was a great way to end the first
personal fishing day of the new year--and hopefully a good omen for
things to come in 2012.

In trout news:
New for 2012, Colorado Trout Hunters is pleased to offer guided fishing
trips within the town of Silverthorne. We will now have the opportunity to
target some beautiful and potentially very large tailwater trout on the
Blue River below Lake Dillon.

We have had guided fishing trips on the South Platte all winter with very
good success. We have been fishing the South Fork of the Platte near
Deckers. Unfortunately the North Fork is iced up and looks like it will
probably stay that way until spring. As soon as the ice starts to break
up there should be some great fishing!

We could use a bit more snow in the high country, but water levels look
good in the reservoirs, and with a bit of luck it should be a great season!
2012 Fly Fishing Reports