Join our pals at Denver Trout Unlimited as they clean up the South Platte River here in Denver this Saturday April 26th at 7:00am. Bring your boots, waders, and a sturdy pair of work gloves. They will be cleaning up trash and debris both from the river bank and from the river bottom where it is possible. Here’s the DTU game plan for Saturday morning.
The main stem of the South Platte River continues to fish extremely well. The stream flows from below Cheesman Canyon have been fluctuating but the fishing has been consistent. Trouts Guide Service has been out on the water quite a bit throughout the month of April and the early spring conditions have been great. Here is a quick account from a few of our recent client trips.
Trouts would like to thank all of our clients who have signed up for both our Learn “The Basics” and our “On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School” in April. Both of these classes are now sold out. We do have a few openings in our upcoming classes in May. Our next class is being held Wednesday May 28th from 6-7pm here in the shop. As a great follow on to “Learn The Basics”, Trouts has 3 spots left for our “On-Stream Beginner...
We spent quite a bit of time getting prepared for barracuda before we left for our trip to South Andros Island (you can check out our how-to 'cuda rig videos on our blog as well). Once we were there, we spent more time stalking these aggressive fish on the flats - both on foot and from the boat. It took a little while to crack the code, but we were finally able to connect.
Outside Magazine just published a pretty crisp gear review on a few rods we carry here in the shop. You can check out what they say about the Scott Radian, The Helios 2 by Orvis, and the Sage ONE.
Don't miss today's Double Header: At 3:00pm MST join "Ask a Gear Head" sponsored by Simms and you will get a chance to win a brand new Headwaters Guide Hip Pack. At 6:00pm we're hosting a Saltwater 101 presentation where you can experience the sights and sounds of South Andros Island and relax with a cold Caribbean beer here in the shop.
Saturday was our first Intermediate Clinic of the 2014 season and focused on switch and spey casting techniques for both Colorado trout and salmon or steelhead for the traveling angler. The Lower Blue is flowing at a higher-than-average level and this created the perfect scenario for switch rods. The weather was warm with some clouds and the river flows 710 CFS with off color clarity.
Mosquito Lagoon just a the sun begins to rise When we left the dock at 5:30am it was dark out – pitch black. My guide, Captain John Turcot had approached from the south of Mosquito Lagoon and I could hear the whine of his Hell’s Bay skiff for a good two minutes before he reached me. As I watched him approach under the stars I could see that he held a hand torch to navigate the small creeks and cuts that riddle this inland waterway. We were getting a...