Recently in Colorado, the introduction of an invasive predatorial fish has been in an issue. In a handful of reservoirs around the state northern pike have been popping up. These fish have been illegally stocked and are raining havoc on the local populations. CPW is offering anglers $20 for each northern pike caught in Kenney Reservoir.
So get off your couch grab your rod and head out to Kenney Reservoir and start making some money! For more information click here.
What are you up to this Father’s Day weekend? How about heading over to the Mile High Stadium and enjoying some BBQ. Starting tomorrow Friday the 14th at 5 p.m will be the 2nd annual Denver BBQ Festival. Featuring BBQ vendors from all over, cold beverages and live music. For more information check out their website here. Have a great Fathers day weekend from us at Colorado Fly Fishing Reports.
As we roll into June we are seeing rivers rise. We can expect high runoff this summer and with that comes some danger. Whitewater can be very powerful and can catch you off guard. This week a rafter lost his life on the Eagle River. Please be careful if you decide to venture out to our local Colorado rivers this June. Use extreme caution when you are wading and rafting. Here is a link to the article.
Here in Colorado we are lucky enough to have a ton of water to fish. However certain stretches of river are more crowded than others. Lots of anglers do not know the proper etiquette when they are out fishing. Personally, I have run into countless people fishing way to close to each other. We have plenty of water to fish so give people space. Check out the video below to get some more insight on proper river etiquette.
Robert F. Smith, through his philanthropic investment in River Deep and Anglers of Honor have empowered a partnership with Lincoln Hills Park and The Flyfisher LLC. We are proud to announce the opening, on July 4, 2019, of a 1/2 mile stretch of South Boulder Creek to free fishing and picnic access specifically for veterans and their families. Veterans will be able to make reservations at www.theflyfisher.com beginning June 15.
This week Colorado was hit with yet another Spring storm. We have had a very wet and cold Spring which is not great for outside activities but should make for a good summer. Snowpack is looking good and rivers are flowing. Anglers can expect high rivers through July but we should not run into the issue of low and warm water like last summer. With the additional snow, we have this year it might be late July before we can make it up to the high mountain lakes that we know and love.
This upcoming Memorial day weekends forecast looks promising. So get out and enjoy what Colorado has to offe. Lots of rivers and lakes across the state are fishing fantastic. Tight Lines and enjoy the long weekend!
Looking for a fun fly fishing competition in and around Colorado? Look no further. The Milehigh25 is it and more. Each year fly anglers from around Colorado get together in late June for this fantastic competition. 2 days 25 species and a lot of fun in between. Each year the Milehigh25 attracts bigger and better teams. There is plenty of goodies up for grabs as well. For more information check out their website here.
The month of May in Colorado usually means the start of high water and caddis hatches. However, on the other side of the country, May means the start of the migratory tarpon. Every May in Florida anglers gets the unique opportunity to have a chance to catch a large migratory tarpon. These fish cruise up the beaches of Florida on their annual migration to spawn. Fish upwards of 200lbs are not uncommon. Anglers will find the tarpon is large groups in May then will start breaking apart into smaller groups come June and July. By the time August rolls around the tarpon seem to dissipate. If you have not had the opportunity to go see this phenomenon I highly recommend it. So when the water gets high in Colorado think about booking a flight to Florida and giving it a shot.
Yeti has always been the leader in pushing the envelope in cooler technology. Recently they have come out with a new product that should be very popular with the outdoor community. Yeti’s Loadout GoBox 30 is the ultimate travel case. They are claiming that it is nearly indestructible. It will be a perfect option for outdoor enthusiasts that need to keep their gear safe and protected. Check it out for yourself here
What are you doing the weekend of May 4th? Check out the Fly Fishing Rendezvous at the National Western Complex. It will be a weekend packed full of exhibitors, fly tying, and speakers. This is a great event to get you excited about the upcoming season. Ditch the river one of the days and go check out this show. For more information and tickets click here.