Trip Report: April 15th 2006

Date: April 15, 2006

Location:  North Fork Meadows private fly fishing close to Denver. Call 303-325-5515 for availability and bookings.

Number of Anglers: 3

Guide: Jake Goin, Tad Howard

Weather: Very cold and windy in the morning. Wind died in the afternoon. Temps in the upper 30’s was 80 the day before go figure.

River Condition: Water temps in upper 30’s into lower 40’s mid day.  Water is up, 280 cfs, and slightly off color..

Spring Fly Fishing!!
Tough weather but, the fish were very cooperative.  With three anglers including 2 first timers in a cold driving wind the outlook was less than ideal.  This all changed in the first few minutes on the river.  After some quick instruction on short line nymph fishing, everyone started hooking and catching fish, despite the wind.  We quickly lost count of the # of fish hooked and landed but it was a lot.  After lunch the action remained hot with Luther catching a 19 inch fish on the first cast of the afternoon.  The wind finally died and the anglers
continued to hook and land big fish all afternoon.  A fun day and a great way to introduce new anglers to the sport.

Rowdy with a 21 inch bow. FIRST time fly fishing. Nice!!

Fishing the seams.

Luther with a chrome bow!