Denver South Platte Carp Slam, Flash Up Your Flies, Flotilla for Bonefish Folley, Angler Numbers on the Rise

August 26, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • Along with being a challenge and a good time, The Denver South Platte River Carp Slam raises funds for habitat restoration along the urban South Platte. “I don’t necessarily think having a pure, self-sustaining trout fishery is the goal. I think it’s having a river that can house a number of sustained populations: carp, trout, smallmouth bass and potentially walleye,” says Will Rice, DTU member and four-time Carp Slam competitor. “The goal is a good strong fishery, and it doesn’t have to be trout.”
  • When fishing deep or murky water, hot spots, flash, and color can make all the difference in a fish seeing (and therefore eating) your fly. And the new Spectrum Response U/V spray by Westwater Products, aims to make colors “pop” on your flies. “In simplest terms,” writes Kirk Deeter, “it makes flies appear brighter when the water is darker.”
  • Keith G. Cooper, Director of Operations West End Eco-Fishing Camp Association, reports on Bonefish Folley’s last ride: a flotilla, in memoriam.
  • According to The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, after decades of decline, numbers of hunters and anglers are on the rise.