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.

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

That’s what we came for!!

What a day!

Nice average bow.