During the last few months Denver TU has been underway with a feasibility study to determine what improvements would best benefit the river for improvement for native fishes and recreational fishing.
An excerpt of our report follows:
Specific objectives of this project are to restore approximately 13,000 linear feet (2.5 miles) of the South
Platte River and adjacent wetland and riparian habitat within the South Platte Park. A variety of habitat
types including natural riffles, pools and glide sections could be created, replacing natural stream
habitat that has been impacted by the construction of Chatfield Dam and implementation of flood
control measures. A conceptual design plan showing the project stationing, proposed locations of
riffles/pools, longitudinal profiles, cobble bars/terraces and bank stabilization.
With some luck, hard work, and fun fundraisers like The Carp Slam,
we will make this dream a reality.
We are getting closer to the big day. I had a little tease on Monday night. I went to look at the river because TrophyRoom.com is going to film an intro for the Carp Slam. The flow was perfect, about 75cfs and clear. I looked off the bridge and saw 15+ fish over 30lbs. No joke! They were happy and eating. Of couse Monday night we had that huge storm, Tuesday morning the river was mud and fish were probably safe from practice sessions. We’ve seen fewer and fewer thunderstorms roll through Denver as the summer has progress, and I suspect by August 22nd the Front Range will be dry as a bone, and the urban South Platte clear as a bell. The sponsors think so too.
Ross World Wide has donated a Essence 690-4 and an Airus 3 fly reel, and again this year RIO Fly Lines is donating their Carp line and 3 packs of leaders to all participants and volunteers.
If you haven’t signed up yet, you better do it soon – spaces are filling up fast!
Need more information? Contact me at Tim [at] Fishexplorer.com.
Three more sponsors join the Carp Slam…
Trout’s Fly Fishing located in Denver, CO. has signed on to be a sponsor – this is Trout’s third year in the Carp Slam crew. Trout’s has a great supply of carp flies to help you become the Carp King. They are located on the corner of 6th and Marion, around the Cherry Creek North area.
Front Range Anglers of Boulder, CO has also become a sponsor of Carp Slam. Front Range Anglers is also the home of defending Carp King Rob Kolanda. Listen to Rob’s podcast on FishExplorer.com to find out how he won last years tournament and
what the secret weapon fly was what Rob spent his prize money on.
And neither last nor least, Fish Explorer has become a sponsor. Fish Explorer is website that has all the fishing information you need for Colorado. FishExplorer.com also includes a podcast that is hosted by Tim “Fishman” Emery, who is the director of The Carp Slam, and over the next month and a half the podcast will convey
every one of the pros secrets so you can show them who’s really boss oops…many details about Carp Slam.
Thanks to Trout’s Fly Fishing, Front Range Anglers, and Fish Explorer!