Saturday, September 17, 2016

Southern Boys Weekend in the Gunnison River Valley!

Gunnison Valley Fall Weekend

It's that time of year again to head to one of my favorite areas in the state. Our trip has been in the planning for a few months and I couldn't wait to entertain my Georgia and North Carolina buddies.

This area can be absolutely gorgeous one minute and one of the coldest in the state the next. The trout treated us well and the Salmon made us feel like we were in Alaska with all of the Sockeye's we caught.

We alternated between fishing near the Almont area, the Taylor River C&R section and
the Black Canyon of the Gunnison region for some Fall fishing. Beautiful weather and a few hatches made this well worth it.
The Gunnison is one of the top areas for big rainbow and brown trout, and the isolated, narrow Black Canyon is one of those places that inspires or keeps you coming back year after year. The best way to thoroughly explore the area and get a real feel for this awesome river is to take a float trip through it and spend several days working on flies and getting tips from experienced guides, such as those with Black Canyon Anglers, a longtime outfitter on the "Gunny."

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September Alaska Fly Fishing The Kenai, Best Fall Trout and Salmon Fishing!

Fall in Alaska

It's that time of year again that I wish I was sitting high and dry on a drift boat floating the mighty Kenai again.

I made the trip every year for as long as I can remember before marriage and kids, yeah I know:) Life is good now but fishing Alaska every Fall was a trip I counted down as soon as I left the Fall trip before.

Trout fishing on the Kenai is always good, and more often than not it is great. If the salmon pursuit is slow, it seems you can always depend on the trout to save the day. Some years are certainly better than others and to the extent we find angling success for trout is largely related to what else...the salmon. You see here in Alaska, trout and salmon are forever connected. The salmon's mysterious life cycle is everything but a mystery to the Kenai's thriving trout population.
Unlike famous trout streams in the lower 48 where astute anglers cast hand tied replicas of mayflies or caddis, the Kenai is an underwater show, almost entirely subsurface. In a river the size of the Kenai, it seems there is enough food on the river's bottom to make the rise to the rivers surface a waste of time and energy. One might argue that one big bite of salmon flesh or loose spawn has 100 times the nutrient value of one aquatic insect. From the trout's perspective, why waste your time chasing a snack when a full course meal is all around you.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Denver Trout Unlimited Carp Slam 2016 is Here!

DENVER, COLO.— 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.

Fly Fish Addiction Carp Pages: Top Flies, Locations and Tips!

Carp Slam Link

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