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South Platte Carp Report | July 11, 2012

Date: July 11, 2012
Flow: 100 CFS
Flies: #06-08 Thinmint, #06 Minnow Backstabber, #06 Black Backstabber, #08 Headstand Leech, #06 Swimming Carp Fly Tan, #06 Barry’s Carp Fly

Once again, the rain from earlier in the week put the South Platte River in a funk.  The water is not clear, but the visibility is getting better each day.  The water is clear enough to see fish in the shallows, but the visibility is limited to only about 12 inches. The fish were aggressive today, if you were able to find them.  Look for mud plumes and tailing fish.  The low clarity of the water means the fish are less jumpy and more willing to eat the fly.  Dark flies with large profiles are the best flies to use when the clarity is less than ideal.  Chris was able to get his fish to “chase” and eat his fly!  It was awesome!

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

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