Trip Report: April 28th 2006

Date: April 28, 2006

Location: North Fork Meadows Call 303-325-5515 for availability.

Number of Anglers: 3

Guide: Tad Howard

Weather: Cold; snow; overcast

River Condition: Water temps in upper 30’s.  Water up at 330 cfs.

A fun half-day trip, despite terrible weather.  Coach Hensley started off the morning with the hot stick.  In his first few casts he had landed the first trout of the day–a nice brown.  He then managed to constantly hook nice fish all morning.  Jack Clark and Steve Jones also managed to catch many trout.  In the afternoon, the action really picked up for both Steve and Jack.  The trout cooperated, and with all the running around we almost forgot how cold it was.  Steve landed a couple great fish and the day ended perfectly with a
nice double with Jack and Steve.  A lot of action made the day very memorable.  Fishing has been best mid-day, so plan accordingly.

The higher water made landing some of the bigger fish difficult.  A few mad dashes down the river were necessary to try to subdue some of the big boys.

Fishing should stay very good due to the great snow pack this year.

Coach with his first rainbow of the day.

Steve Jones and baseball legend Jack Clark with a BIG trout.

Jack Clark with the last fish of the day.

Nice brown trout, Steve!