Re: it was worth a try
Where did you go fish? I fished the S. Platte in Denver the week before and it wasn't very productive. I'm no expert on the S. Platte in town, which is probably why I hate it since I can't find any good spots. Having fished it a handful of times, I've only caught a couple fish and nothing special...
If you're going to fight the wind, you might as well just run down to the Dream Stream. I fished it on Sunday and had a good day. On and off winds around 20 mph with gusts over 40. Just your standard day in South Park.
And don't wait for warm weather to get out there! Fishing is just as good if not better in the winter. Low crowds, lower flows, easier to sight fish and a chance to catch a fish of a lifetime at a tailwater.
The Yampa is a great place, and after April 1, you can drive in again. LOTS of hungry fish and lots of big boys too. I fished it last Thursday and it was AWESOME! The hike in and out sucks...but it's worth it because of the quanitity and quality of the fish there.