March 7, 2010 Colorado Trout Hunters Colorado Fly Fishing Trip Report

Date: March 07, 2010

Location: South Platte River Call 303-325-5515 for guide trip bookings

Number of Anglers:  2

Guide: Chris Galvin

Weather: Sunny; temps in the 50s

River Condition: Clear water; great winter flow!


Carp Fly Fishing The day started off with freezing fog, that fortunately burned off to reveal the warming sun.  We fished mid day, taking advantage of the best light conditions.  The carp became more active as the water warmed, and hook-ups became a regular occurrence. There was even a double!

Each angler was able to bring a few to the net, but even more managed to escape!  Two carp were hooked that were in the 20+lb
class (one mirror, one common), but their giant tails waved a big “good-bye” to us.  John did manage to land a nice 15lb carp.

Carp angling on the fly is one of the fastest growing parts of the sport of fly fishing, and the season has just begun.  Come find out
what all the buzz is about!

In trout news: The warmer weather is starting to make some nice fish start moving.  Even though there are a lot of frozen areas, there
is more and more open water showing.  There should be lots of great fishing over the next few weeks.  A handful of large fish have
started moving out the reservoirs and more should follow as things keep warming up. See 2010 fly fishing photos.