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Trip Report March
18, 2006
Date:  
March 18, 2006
Location:  
Longmeadow Ranch.  Call 303-325-5515 for
availability and bookings.
Number of Anglers:
2
Guide:
Tad Howard
Weather:  
Cool and sunny in morning upper 30's; warmed by mid
day to become overcast.  
River Condition:
Water temps in upper 30's.  Low and clear water
conditions 46 cfs.
Report:  
With the water low and clear, the fish are podded up in
the deeper holes and under cover.  Although Greg
hooked a fish on the second cast of the morning
fishing was slow until about 10:30 when the water
warmed a bit.  Then it was game on!!  Site fishing was
the order of the day.  Spotting big fish in their holding
runs, sneaking into position for a perfect cast, and
hoping a smaller 16-17 inch fish didn't get the fly first,
possibly spooking the bigger trout.  Although Mark and
Greg caught some brown trout, and a brook trout, the
big fish were rainbows, and a couple big cut-bows.  
The big fish were not easy pushovers, but would eat
well presented flies drifting naturally in their holding
lane.  Talk about a rush when you see a 5+ pounder
open his mouth!  

As the season progresses, the fishing should only
improve.  With a good snowpack there should be
plenty of water for a great season!
Nice South Platte Trout
What a day!
That's what we came for!!
Nice average bow.