April 14, 2008 Colorado Trout Hunters Colorado Fly Fishing Trip Report

Date: April 14, 2008

Location: Longmeadow Ranch private fly fishing on the Platte.  Call 303-325-5515 for availability and bookings.

Number of Anglers: 3

Guide: Tad Howard — Karl Jaeger

Weather: Very cold in AM; warming through the day.

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

The South Platte has been fishing very well this spring with many spots to fly fish near Denver.  Nymph fishing has still been the most
productive, but we have had some very good streamer fishing, as well as dry fly fishing with midge’s and BWO’s.

As the warmer weather moves into Colorado, expect stream flows to increase and the fly fishing to get even better as the water warms. The rainbows have started to spawn heavily so be very careful when wading not to disturb the nests.

Some of our smaller streams are starting to clear of ice, and the fishing is getting better on the smaller waters each day.

Big South Platte trout caught on a fly fishing trip near Denver.

Nice double!

Another big spring rainbow trout from Colorado.