We hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. Just a reminder, we are open today from 10am to 7pm to keep you fishing this week. Stop by on your way to your favorite fishing spot.
It's never our intention to be the bearer of bad news, remember we're just the mesengers. But with the famed Salmon Fly hatch about to begin in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River and the Gunnison Gorge, we felt it necessary to keep our customers up to speed on what will be a dramatic increase in flows through these hallowed waters. From the BLM:
If you have been following Trouts Fly Fishing or visited us here at the shop, you know that most of us here are unabashed carp junkies. Here is a quick list of things you should know about carp and the Denver South Platte River if you decide to take on this challenging species on the fly.
Trouts would like to thank all of our customers and students who have signed up for our Education Programs this month. Next week’s “Learn The Basics” class is SOLD OUT and we have one new opening in our On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School being held on May 31st (this class was previously sold out but we had a student cancellation). Here are a few other classes and trips to be aware of that are filling up fast...
Here is another interesting article by Scott Willoughby of the Denver Post about the challenges and rewards of fishing lakes and reservoirs here in Colorado.
Flows are currently rising on bear creek with current flows above 115. When I started fishing the creek on Sunday the water was at 100 cfs around 3:00 PM and slowly dropped to 94 cfs as I was leaving around 7:00 PM. Water clarity was a little murky when I first started but appeared to improve as the afternoon continued.
Andrew P, a shop client, shows off his first ever fly caught carp from the Denver South Platte River in May People ask me all the time: “What is a good time to fish the South Platte River in Denver for carp?” My first answer: “It depends a lot on the flows.” On a recent scouting mission to upper section of the South Platte River – closer to Chatfield Reservoir – the water was low and clear.