Private South Platte River Fly Fishing
Dan Mauritz, Owner
P.O. Box 218
Shawnee, CO 80475
303-838-2465 | email
Andrew landed this Bow in the middle of the Oxbow right after, or before, his younger brother landed his big fish of the day. Tim S. with 5280 was their guide.
These two young gentlemen were a treat to spend the day with and they could fish. Their dad and grandpa trained them well.
Fishing during October resulted in most groups landing fish like this on egg patterns, streamers, San Juan worms, Prince Nymphs...purple, Hares Ears, RS2's....about anything with a good drift. The strikes were very subtle so having a guide yelling "set" helped a lot.,
I am writing this report on Nov. 03 and we have closed for the season due to bad water and ice. Bad water as a result of run off from old mines at the headwaters of the North Fork adding too much Copper and other heavy metals. Too much Copper makes fish weak and sluggish and is potentially fatal. This could be helped by Denver Water letting some water run into the river from Dillon Reservoir but they have issues with doing that unless their Denver customers need water. So we live with it and hope that we come thru the winter O.K.
We are located just a scenic 60 minute drive from Denver on Hwy. 285. You will be fishing for huge trout, on a private ranch, with some of the best guides in Colorado.
Get ready to have a great experience.
See you soon,