The Freshwater Flats carp season is in full swing from May to mid-September. In the late spring and early summer, higher flows allow access to flats, backwaters, and secret gardens of flooded grass and vegetation that we can only get to in higher water. This early summer period is also when the biggest fish of the season tend to be caught.
June brings on one of the most amazing parts of the summer - mulberry season - which lasts for the better part of two months, where carp come up to eat mulberry dry flies. Never caught a catfish on the fly? This is also the time to do that.
During the later part of summer, we'll row or pole through skinny water, fishing to carp that are cruising the banks, tailing on silt ledges, feeding on flats, or in downed trees. This is when you can really test your skills sight-casting to fish in low water - it's one of my favorite times of the year!
Fishing remains good through most of September, with flows typically coming back up sometime in August.
All trips are comfortably run out of either a Towee skiff, or a Boulder Boatworks driftboat.
I offer full-day, three-quarter, and half-day trips. All trips include: full rod set up (if needed), beverages and snacks, and flies, leaders, and tippet. Full-day trips also include a lunch. Make sure to tell me about any dietary restrictions you might have. A $75 deposit secures your booking.
Group trips are also possible, but inquire well ahead of time to ensure availability!
When is the best time to book a trip? The fishing is great all summer, but you can't go wrong in June and July.
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Full day trips
Have the whole boat to yourself or fish with a buddy, your significant other, or someone you just really want to spend time with. The Full-Day trip gets you the most time on the water. For the experienced carp angler this means more time doing what you love. If you're new to carp fishing, a full day gives you the most time to calibrate and learn the intricacies of fishing for carp.
Includes beverages, snacks, and lunch.
Looking to book a trip with more than two people? Please contact me well in advance! Group trips are very possible, but you'll want to book as far ahead as you can to ensure availability.
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The 6-hour trip is perfect if you're driving 1-2 hours and wanting to be home by a reasonable time. Fish most of the day and still be ready to go to work the next day. Includes beverages, snacks, and lunch.