Trouts Guide Service Report: 5/28
It's been a brotherly few days on the South Platte.
I had the pleasure of spending the past few days on the South Platte with brother-in-laws Mike and Richard, followed up by the brotherly duo of Tim and Kevin. Day one with local angler Mike and visiting brother-in-law from Texas Richard proved to be an adventure to say the least. The weather forecast was looking iffy but we were optimistic that fish were still going to make it to the net no matter what Mother Nature decided to give us. With flows high on the Platte right now we stuck with the stonefly/worm game for the most part, fished tight the bank. The water was off color and as predicted, the fish were feasting on worms. Several times we had fish literally throwing up real worms as we brought them to the net. Throughout the day we had everything from sun to snow to sleet to rain...and then all of that over again. Another variable was the wind, which had no intentions of giving us a break. In the end though, dressed like we were fishing in February Mike and Richard fished hard and got the job done! Day two with local brothers Tim and Kevin showed drastic improvements in the weather and these two wasted no time getting their nymph rigs exactly where they needed to be. The water had stabilized and cleared slightly and while worms were still the fly-du-jour for the most part, several nice trout also had baetis on their brains and a size 18 barrs bwo emerger did the job many times over. All in all it was a great couple days with some great clients and a bunch of trout...you can't ask for much more than that.
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