Saturday September 7th is a big day for local Denver carp fishing, carp fisherman and for the future of Denver’s urban South Platte. The Carp Slam pits some of Colorado’s best professional and amateur fly fisherman against each other on the ever challenging South Platte through Denver. Carp fishing is never easy, these fish will test the most skilled of fly fisherman in local ponds, lakes and reservoirs but perhaps the most challenging spot to catch the famed Rocky Mountain bonefish is in the technical stretches of Denver’s dirty South Platte. More often than not the water on the South Platte is gin clear through Downtown Denver making careful and precise presentations a must. Plus, carp fishing has become quite popular in the last decade and the local fish receive more than their fair share of pressure making them spooky and selective fish.
The competition should be fierce, competitive and entertaining to say the least! Local pro fisherman like Frank Smethurst and Barry Reynolds have been busy campaigning for fundraising money to help habitat improvements and stream restorations throughout the urban South Platte. If you are looking for a good time this Saturday evening be sure to come out and support the carp slam.
Join the pros and amateurs at 7 pm for an evening on the South Platte at famed local venue Battery 621. The evening on the South Platte event includes food, beer, music by Ethyl and the Regulars, wine, auction and awards. Each registered volunteer will receive free admission to the evening party. Friends, family and fans may purchase tickets at Carpslam.org or local fly shops: Trout’s, Charlie’s Flybox, Orvis store and Discount tackle. Proceeds help support stream and habitat improvements on Denver’s South Platte. Get out and support our local fisheries.
Lone Wulff McWade