North Park Anglers
Full Service Orvis Fly Shop
Colorado Outfitter License #2119
524 Main St., Walden, CO 80480
Fishing Report May 20, 2013
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Rating: Good - better than Average
The Delaney Butte lakes are fishing good. We've had warm weather the past week and the chironomids have really started to show up. Although we haven't had any radical days fishing chironomids it will happen very soon as the fish start to key in on this hatch. Usually the window for fishing this hatch starts at daylight and can be good until mid-day, then it will pick up again early afternoon and last until dark. Nymph fishing is a great way to attack this hatch as well as fishing a slick leader. Usually nymph fishing is best early morning and late afternoon as the midge larvae are working there way to the surface to hatch. The slick leader technique works best at daylight and sunset as the bugs are returning to the water to lay eggs or as they are emerging from the surface film to hatch. Chironomids change colors and sizes daily so it's in your best interest to have a stomach pump and use it.
Rating: Poor Conditions
Current River Flows For North Platte
The North Platte is high and muddy and fishing has been tough. We expect the main river to get a good flush the next couple weeks. If your headed to the Platte throw big bright streamers towards the bank. Most fish will be find reprieve from the high dirty water by hanging around the boulders and cover near the banks.
North Park Meadow Streams
Current River Flows For North Park Meadow Streams
All the area meadow streams are high and blown out. For now fishing them is out of the question. With irrigation in full swing the streams should clear up soon. If your in North Park and observe a tributary stream that is super high but clear, wader up and go fishing. These streams seem to clear up fast with local ranchers pulling water for irrigation and fish very good in high water. Conditions on these streams will change daily, the best advice we can offer is: If you see a tributary with more than a foot of visibility no matter how high the flow is, Fish It and Throw Big Ugly Stuff! Good Luck!
Headwater Streams & High Lakes
Although most of the high country lakes and streams are still frozen Big Creek Lakes have cracked. Currently there is about 20% of open water near the outlet which is growing daily. The road to the lake is open and access is easy. Fishing can be very good at ice-off for Trout, Lake Trout, and Tigers.
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