March 12, 2011 Colorado Trout Hunters Colorado Fly Fishing Trip Report

Date: March 12, 2011

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

Number of Anglers: 2

Guide: Tad Howard

Weather: NICE!

River Condition: Low water

A memorable day of fly fishing!

The fish were cooperative.  The water was low but slightly off-color in the morning, allowing us to use a variety of flies, mainly nymphs, and heavy tippets. Most of the strikes were anything but subtle! We were into fish the whole time and caught five species of trout, including brook, rainbows, browns, cut-bows and cutthroat trout.  The fish made it through the winter in great shape and have been very aggressive!

Multiple fish were hooked in just about every area we attempted. Usually the strikes would come quickly, as there had not been much
fishing pressure, and the trout were very aggressive.

The highlight was the first fish of the day–a 23 inch monster!  Many other big fish were caught, but that giant was the most exciting.

In trout news:
The weather has been beautiful for some time.  The fishing has been exceptional!  Especially on the private waters.  We have had some
great trips on the public water, and South Park is starting to get good. The river fishing should continue to improve, prior to the start of runoff in mid-May.