April 7th – 10:00AM Anglers : Colorado Trout Fisher organized.
Colorado Trout Fisher guide service will be hosting a river cleanup on Denver’s South Platte on April 7th, 2018. The Denver South Platte is quickly becoming recognized as one of the nation’s premier urban fly fishing destinations and therefore we’d like to do our own little part and help clean up the trash and debris along the banks of the river.
Our long-term goal is to help revitalize and restore the beauty of the Denver South Platte river for anglers, families, and the greater good of Denver because a healthy river benefits all of us. But we also realize that that is a goal which will take a lot of time and effort by our very own citizens. It is one step at a time and it begins with simple, hard work like this river cleanup effort.
There will be drinks, brats, and burgers provided and at the end of the cleanup you’ll get a chance to fish with some of Colorado’s best fly fishing guides!
Where: Crescent Park
If you plan on attending please reach out to Matty Valdez at: email@example.com or (970) 412-8677
April 21st – 8:00AM Families and Anglers: Greenway Foundation organized.
ECI SPRING RIVERSWEEP
PRESENTED BY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY & THE DAVITA VILLAGE ON COMCAST CARES DAY
We are excited to host our annual Spring RiverSweep! Volunteers of all ages will help Denver Parks and Recreation by picking up trash, removing weeds and other plant debris, repairing trails, painting park fixtures, and getting our parks ready for summer!
This event will happen rain or shine!
When: Saturday, April 21st, 2018
8:00 am: Volunteer Check-in and a light breakfast
9:00 am: Projects start
12:00 pm: Volunteers return for lunch
Where: Fishback Park
The Cure for Cabin Fever – Free Movie Night – Bring a Date – Create a Fishing Buddy – DTU Social at Diebolt Brewing. 2/13/2018 at 5:30PM
UPDATE – COSTA FILMS has chosen Denver Trout Unlimited and Diebolt Brewing for the Denver Premier of “Grand Slam Pursuit”. Three incredible woman fly anglers target tarpon, bonefish, and permit in one day. Can they do it?. Also “Through the Guides Eye.” featuring Cpt Greg Dini and four other short films including “Brown Trout in KwaZulu Natal, South African .” Don’t expect a red carpet, paparazzi, stars, or champagne. Expect great Diebolt Beer and some fantastic fly fishing photography in places near and far that someday you’ll fish.
UPDATE – From Denver Trout Unlimited.
Fish Spots on the DSP – River keeper Ronnie Crawford and amateur trout watcher and temperature sensor John Davenport will divulge what they know about past, present, and future fish spots on the DSP.
Hayes Lenhart will update us on the Chatfield Reallocation Environmental Pool and what it will do for the DSP.
Brandon Parsons will describe the Denver Trout Unlimited inspired solution “LUNKER PIPES.” An experimental solution to the problem of getting flood control approved habitat into the DSP.
Reid Baker will give an overview of our exciting plans for Carp Slam 2018.
The freshest beer in Denver will be available at a cash bar with $1/draft going back to DTU for the Denver South Platte.
Diebolt Brewing Company, 3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO 80211, USA
Winter Fly Fishing by Ben Johnston w/flies by Allen Gardner As I approached my favorite stretch on the eagle river I was taken aback by how the the cold February sun shone through the frozen breath leaving my mouth. I … Continue reading
Hobbs, Davenport, Grabarz tie up 20 of their favs for the Colorado Trout Unlimited Home Water Favorites.
Check them out here (Davenport, Hobbs, Grabarz) and at the Colorado Trout Unlimited Gala at Mile High Station on March 9, 2017.
Streamer Fishing on the Colorado
Fellow fly fishing addict October 2016
I don’t usually throw streamers, but this fall they were the go to bug for me. Like most anglers, when I get to any river I start with a nymph rig because I know it will catch fish. I can see the stoneflies mayflies under rocks on the bank, and when I throw my first cast I have confidence I need that the fish will eat my rig. This was never the case with streamers for me until this past October.
I had invited two fishy friends to come on a float on the Colorado River with myself, and when we finally got in the boat early on a cold and cloudy morning both of their rigs surprised me. Large streamers dangled off the ends of their lines, and despite my best efforts, I couldn’t convince them to switch to the tried and true nymph rig. Its a good thing they are stubborn. As I rowed away from the boat ramp, a excited hoot came from the front of the boat, I looked out, and a 20 inch brown was thrashing on the end of his line. We landed the fish, got a quick picture, and watched it swim back to his former ambush point.
That day, I never got off the sticks, but this was due to the insane streamer bite my buddies experienced. When I pulled us into the take out (in the pitch black night) I had the epiphany: fishing with confidence is everything. I had never had a good day throwing meat, so when I did put on my minnow imitation of choice, I tended to not fish it as hard as I should, and never give it a chance. This single day changed my opinion of streamers completely. And for the next 7 weekends we floated the same stretch, throwing a green and silver sparkle minnow every time, and having some of the best fishing of my life.
2X CarpSlam winner Chris Galvin donates fall carp trip to DTU “More DSP Water” campaign. Win it. Bid now. Ends 10/2 midnight. Details…. FRED MILLER WINS. Again….. Does this mean he’s a future Slamateur? Stay tuned.
Giant of Carpin – Makes Triumphal Appearance. Divulges secrets of Carpin.
Clint Packo enthralled the crowd of beer buzzed carpers at the Skylark June 9th. Those that didn’t make it can READ MORE: … #CarpSlam @denvertu
Co-hosted by The Greenbacks: