New Sponsors of 10th Annual Carp Slam

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For Immediate Release

Denver Trout Unlimited Announces New Sponsors of 10th Annual Carp Slam
Non-profit raises funds for water quality in Denver with help of local businesses.

DENVER, COLO. (April 21, 2016) — Denver Trout Unlimited announces new sponsors to support their 10th Annual Carp Slam event, a pro-am fly fishing tournament and celebration to be held on the South Platte River on September 10, 2016. Joining to support water quality and quantity initiatives in Denver’s urban environment are: ECI Site Construction Management, Davis Graham and Stubbs, The Moskal Group of Merrill Lynch, Matrix Design Group, National Wildlife Federation, Loghouse Books, Dream Stream Designs, Wright Water Engineers and Big Red F Restaurant Group. Denver Trout Unlimited continues to welcome new sponsors.

Denver Trout Unlimited is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of the water in the South Platte River. For ten years, Carp Slam has been Denver TU’s annual fly fishing tournament fundraiser. After a day on the river, competitors and supporters alike come together for “An Evening on the South Platte,” including an awards ceremony, live music, silent auction, food and drink.

“We are proud to welcome our first round of sponsors onboard for Carp Slam X,” says Aaron Kindle, President of Denver TU. “Carp Slam is a wonderful joining of several Denver communities; the fishing community, the river community, and the Denver community at large who appreciate our river and want to see it healthy and thriving,” he continues. Funds raised for Carp Slam by corporate sponsors and tournament participants are used for a variety of projects that improve the Denver South Platte aquatic habitat, water quality and water quantity, including restorations, studies and educational events. Denver TU’s members implement all projects.

Kindle adds, “for our tenth anniversary, we look forward to using Carp Slam to showcase our home river and success story of its revitalization; we still have sponsorships available so that more corporations can join in support of our efforts.” Denver TU offers a number of sponsorship levels for businesses and individuals to get involved in support of the local aquatic environment.

About Carp Slam X
Carp Slam X will be held on September 10, 2016 on different locations along the South Platte River. Competitors and supporters alike will come together for “An Evening on the River,” at a location TBD.

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http://carpslam.org

For More Information:
Briar Schreiber
720.491.1440
briar@thehypehouse.com

Overland Park Pond needs Water

UPDATE – Water is flowing into the pond!! Thanks Paul, Alan, Ronnie, Casey and the powers that be !! 3/15/2016 5PM

Overland Park Pond needs Water.

Who do you call?  Help us out? We are trying to find out.  … Ronnies call to S.O.B.  Save Our Bass.

In July 2014 CPW planted 100 fingerling largemouth bass in Overland Park Pond after the fine restoration of the pond, $15,000 of it funded by Denver Trout Unlimited. We envisioned this great urban pond as a Gateway Fishery for kids. We didn’t envision it drying up. No river water since the Sept 2015. The bass must be gasping. We are down about 2.5 acre-ft or 840,000 gallons.

Full Year Temperature Monitoring

At present, the Denver South Platte has just one full year temperature monitoring site in Englewood. DTU would like to add at least 6 more to help with the management of this improving fishery.

Check the South Platte Project tab for more information on this project.

Current Status 3-page.pdf

Overview 2-page.pdf

Tidbit Temperature sensor in 2″ ABS cap w/plug.

Are there trout in the Denver South Platte ?

 

Ronnie’s 24in Rainbow – 11/5/2015

 Denver, it’s my city and “A River Runs Through It” **

     Recent fishing (October and November 2015) in the Denver South Platte. This is a rainbow trout that I caught recently near Evans Ave and released healthy and strong for another day. The fish measured 24 inches and fought me very hard. It is a personal best
for DSP rainbows.
     Fisherman travel from all over the country to fish in Deckers Colorado, Green River Utah, and the famous Madison River in Montana, and yet we have this wonderful and vibrant fishery right here in our own backyard.

Lets promote it..!

     I’m also catching a lot of walleyes this year. Usually I catch 1 or 2 a year at 10-12 inches long.This year I am landing many over 16 inches, the biggest so far is 21 inches. Some people think that they washed out of Chatfield with the prolonged runoff this spring and summer. The smallmouth bass are strong and plentiful as usual, and the carp are still breaking my rods. No channel cats yet this year.
     The Denver Trout Unlimited, 10th Annual Carp Slam will be next September. The Carp Slam is DTU’s annual fund raiser. We raise and contribute about $25,000 dollars every year to studies, causes, and issues that effect fishing, wildlife and water quality in the Denver South Platte. The DTU Carp Slam is the biggest and longest surviving carp on a fly rod and fly tournaments in the country. Help support DTU, as all of the money goes back into making the DSP and riparian area a better place to go and enjoy yourself.
     If anyone wants to fish the DSP with me, let me know. I’ll take you to the best spots and I have equipment for you to use. All anglers have a place that they call their home water. I’m proud to call the Denver South Platte, “my home water”.
Feel free to share this to your groups and friends.

Tight lines everyone, Ronnie Crawford,
Vice President, Overland Park Neighborhood Association
DTU Board member.
** “A River Runs Through It”, a movie starring Brad Pitt, fly fishing the Madison River.

Here are a couple rainbow that my nephew, Shawn Coulter, Carp Slam 2015 Slamateur, caught recently (October 2015) in the Denver South Platte in some of my favorite spots.