March 7-8, 2008 Colorado Trout Hunters Colorado Fly Fishing Trip Report

Date: March 7-8th 2008

Location: North Fork of South Platte private fly fishing ranch. Call 303-325-5515 for availability and bookings

Number of Anglers: 3

Guide: Tad Howard

Weather: Day 1 very cold in AM warming, through the day.  Day 2 warmer with cloud cover.

River Condition: Water temps in upper 30’s.  Low and clear water conditions; 75 cfs.

Spring Fly Fishing! The weather was cold but the trout didn’t seem to care.  On this trip, a father and his two sons braved some chilly weather to get into some red hot spring fly fishing.

Day one was very cold in the morning.  There was some ice in the river when they started, but after some instruction on nymph fishing
they were soon hooking and catching lots of rainbow trout.  The rainbows are in big groups or pods right now, establishing dominance before they go into the spring spawn.  Nymph fishing was productive on both days, with fish taking small attractor flies as well as small nymphs.

Fishing is best mid-day as the water warms.  The water temps are raising 3-5 degrees during the day, prompting some very good mid-day feeding activity.

Colorado Trout Hunters guided fly fishing adventures are a great way to enjoy the outdoors, have fun with family and friends, and learn about Colorado fly fishing.  We look forward to fishing with you this season.

Andrew with the big trout of the trip. Nice job!

Beautiful spring rainbow caught on this Colorado fly fishing trip.

Family photo with Ben’s nice rainbow from day 2.

Another nice rainbow trout photo.

Look at the color on this spring rainbow trout.