November 17, 2006 Colorado Fly Fishing Report
Date: November 17, 2006
Location: North Fork Ranch fly fishing close to Denver. Call 303-325-5515 for availability and bookings.
Number of Anglers: 3
Guide: Tad Howard
Weather: Beautiful weather; sunny, upper mid-high 40’s.
River Condition: Water temps in upper 30’s by mid day. Water is low and slightly off color; some ice on the river.
Fishing is best in the afternoon during the warmest part of the day. Fishing started good, and got much better as the day progressed.
After removing some ice from a deep run, the fishing got HOT!! The first trout that came to the net was a beautiful 21-inch heavy-bodied
brown trout. What a fish for the first time fly fishing! All three anglers started to catch fish regularly, including some fun double hookups and managed to bring some lunkers into the net. It was a fun afternoon with a great group of guys, and everyone hooked plenty of trout!
Stan managed to close out the day in great form by hooking a monster 24-inch cut-bow. After several strong runs and some tense moments, we were fortunate enough to bring the monster into the net.
As we admired and released the big trout and decided to call it a day, I was reminded how much fun and how good winter fly fishing can be!
Fishing should be good through the winter on the North Fork of the South Platte River, provided water flows are good. Come give this
great winter fishery a try!