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Old 10-24-2010, 09:28 AM
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Default Re: Getting into bigger fish from boulder

I catch my biggest fish in the winter months, but the tactics are very different. I would use the flies that Yatahey suggested, but even try a San Juan worm or a small stonefly (size 14-18). You can find bigger fish in the South Platte at Deckers, which is not that far away from you, but they can be very selective and the crowds are often a problem. The nice thing about winter months is you can sight fish and then target the biggest ones. But you must get your flies down to their feeding zone, which is generally about six inches off the bottom. The other place that can have big fish is the Poudre in Fort Collins. And, as mentioned before, the Colorado River at Parshall has huge browns. These places are all within a 2 - 2 1/2 hour drive from Boulder. If you don't know how to set up a nymph rig, PM me. I would be glad to help.
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