Spring = Wiper Fishing on Front Range Lakes

Yesterday I fished with Erik Staub around Greeley, CO.  The fish were busting shad on the surface.  Unfortunately, they were moving from one side of the lake to the other and we were never in the right place at the right time.  Trying to chase them down was fruitless.  We picked up six fish as we coved the shoreline of the lake with Clousers.  Eric was using a white and brown and I had on chartreuse and pearl (SP-C fly in this blog and the April Newsletter). 

We also found a fair amount of carp working the shallow flats.  They were more than ready to take flies dropped in front of them.  I caught one that had to be 15-pounds – his head was the size of a basketball and I had to get out of the boat to land him!