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(CO) JohnFinney posted a topic in Pictures, Stories & VideoLast week I was invited to be the featured guest on the Local Fishing Knowledge show, broadcast live on Facebook from the Bass Pro Stores in Denver. I wanted to thank everyone that showed up on the live stream and showed their support, appreciate it was very short notice ! Carp fishing in Colorado is still growing in popularity, even though we may have some of the most strict rules regarding the sport, especially with regards to chumming. Though I do appreciate BPS is not everyone's favorite place, the store here in Denver has supported the last 3 catch & release carp tournaments in the state, offering up $$$$s in gift cards as prizes. I am planning to take the General Manager of the local store out carp fishing in the future, showing him our passion for the sport, giving him the opportunity to battle the species with rod & reel, the tackle and gear we use. Though I doubt any of us can change attitudes overnight, or even in the next few years, each little bit we each can do to be advocates for the sport ,and the species, is a step in the right direction. You can listen to an audio replay of the show here, LFK Podcast. If you have facebook, you can always watch the video the show on Born to Fish Media page, Again, thanks guys, you made this a great event ! Tight-Lines, John
Hi everyone! I need some help/advice. I've gone out a few times this year top the South Platte river in Denver and haven't been very successful. I've been finding fish, most of which are slowly cruising and clearly eating as they go. The problem is that I can't even get them to look at or acknowledge my flies in any way whatsoever. Let me briefly explain what's going on. The weather has been good, today it was 60 and sunny. I've been going out from 9:30-2:30. I am finding fish in larger pools with no real water movement. The fish are cruising in large groups (maybe 5-20) in a slow circular pattern, and are clearly eating as they go. I try to sneak up to them as best I can while staying high due to poor visibility (I can't see them unless I'm 5 feet above the water on the sidewalk since it's very urban). What I think the problem is is that the fish either see me or see the fly moving in a weird way. When I cast, I try to land the fly about 2' in front of the fish and 5' to the side. Once the fly hits the water, it falls very fast diagonally through the water column looking very unnatural, and I'm sure the fish can see it. Then when/if I can get it close to them, they swim right past it without even looking. I've tried Clousser Swimming Nymphs, Backstabbers (black, gold, purple), Belly crawls (olive), crayfish (orange and olive), a red san juan worm, and the JuJu Baetis/Copper John setup I've been using got trout. As I've said, it doesn't seem to matter what I'm throwing due to my poor presentation. Does anyone have any recommendations/tips for me? I'm still somewhat of a newby, and would greatly appreciate anything.