Post By: Doug K Posted: 7/13/2017 3:51:24 PMPoints: 51
Chatfield is a very frustrating lake for carp on the fly, since often the carp just stay in the deeps. To get them to take a fly it's essential to be able to see the brutes..
I still go back regularly since these are the biggest strongest carp I've found.. last week drummed one up on a crayfish fly, 35", made me happy. Today the flats were clear, calm, and empty again.. oh well.
Kingfisher will sometimes have carp, but usually also has bank/bait fishermen. My fishing is more in the roving line, so prefer not to disturb the bank guys..
I've never seen much for carp in the Platte below the dam, until a few miles downstream. The Denver S. Platte holds some good carp but they are highly-educated, and I'm not smart enough to catch them.. can only persuade the relatively innocent fish in Chatfield -)