Date: August 12, 2012
Flow: 50 CFS at Commerce City
Flies: Flies: Flies: #06-08 Thinmint, #08 Egan’s Headstand Rust, #06 Near Nuff Crayfish, #06 Black Backstabber, #06 Rust Backstabber, #08-10 Clouser Swimming Nymph Rust, #06 Swimming Carp Fly Tan, #06 Barry’s Carp Fly
Carp fishing on the South Platte River in Denver is in full swing! Water temperatures are warm and the fish have been eating and moving onto the flats. This weekend was an interesting mix of bad light and off color water due to rain. This made the fishing difficult, but still fun! Saturday we had perfect water conditions. The river had cleared over the past few weeks afternoon rainstorms, but there was a catch…CLOUDS! On Saturday, we had about an hour or so of sun and then the clouds rolled in. Luke managed to get a nice fish right before the clouds materialized and that was it for the day.
Sunday we had perfect light! No clouds, but the rain from Saturday night turned the river off color. This made it really tough to see fish and get them to see your fly. Vince had a fish eat early in the morning, but we could not see!…So the fish spit out the fly as soon as we figured out he ate. We spent hours trying to see fish and finally resorted to bridge fishing. I have never fished from a bridge before, but had to resort to such tactics due to the conditions. First fish we saw from the bridge, we caught. Kinda fun trying to run over, under and around the bridge trying to land a fish! Gives you at least a few minutes of excitement!
Want to learn more about carp? Check out the following articles:
Why are Carp so hard to Catch?
Why Fly Fish for Carp?
What is Urban Fishing all About?
Choosing the Right Carp Fly?
How To Catch Grass Carp on Fly.
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