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WEEK OF JANUARY 12th, 2018
Tom with Eagle River bow.
WEEK OF JANUARY 6th, 2018
CHILLS AND THRILLS
Grace with guide Tom Caprio celebrating their first fish of 2018.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 30th, 2017
NEW YEAR'S DAY TRIPLE
Jake, dad Ben, Luke, Jeremy, and pup Rio with a triple for their efforts. From the annual New Year's Day guide trip on the South Platte.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 23rd, 2017
Winter Cutbow from the Big Thompson below Estes Park
WEEK OF DECEMBER 16th, 2017
Ben with a colored up winter Rainbow at Pueblo State Park, Arkansas River. One of the best winter Fisheries in Colorado.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 9th, 2017
Guide Tom found some River Gold above 9,000 ft on our private access, Upper Arkansas River, Leadville, CO.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25th, 2017
GUIDE GENE'S DAY OFF
After over 200 guide days on the water guide Gene Rea likes to relax with a day on the water! Plump South Platte Winter Rainbow caught on a size 26 midge with 6X tippet.
WEEK OF October 28th, 2017
Our friends from Minnesota submitted this pic of their hike into The Canyon.
WEEK OF October 21st, 2017
FATHER AND SON
Enjoying a day on Clear Creak with guide Tom Caprio.
WEEK OF October 14th, 2017
DREAM STREAM BUCK
Brad T. with a fantastic Dream Stream Brown caught on a size 16 red copper John.
WEEK OF October 7th, 2017
COLORADO RIVER BROWN TROUT
Chris M. enjoying a day out with guide Tom Caprio on the Headwaters of the Colorado River.
WEEK OF September 30th, 2017
FAMILY FLY FISHING FUN
Brothers and cousins enjoying good times on the river.
WEEK OF September 23rd, 2017
Kevin with a monster Boxwood Gulch Ranch Bow.
WEEK OF September 16th, 2017
MIKE AND LEA
Mike and Lea enjoying a sunny September 1/2 day at Long Meadow Ranch with guide Ron Pecore. Love your hats!
WEEK OF September 9th, 2017
Cody showing his dad up on the South Platte River.
WEEK OF September 2nd, 2017
SOUTH PLATTE GOLD
Doug holding out a nice South Platte River brownie.
WEEK OF August 26th, 2017
DAY OF FIRSTS
First time fishing, First time fly fishing, First time holding a fish, First Trout!
WEEK OF August 19th, 2017
ROCKIES' DOUBLE PLAY
WEEK OF August 12th, 2017
JOEY'S 8th BIRTHDAY
Joey skipped school to spend a day on the water with his dad for his birthday. Good choice.
WEEK OF August 5th, 2017
Corporate trips are a fantastic way for teams to unwind.
WEEK OF July 22nd, 2017
Matt holding a nice palomino trout from Boxwood Gulch Ranch. Jim O. enjoying a cigar in the background.
HAPPY 4th of JULY!!
A great way to celebrate America's Birthday.
WEEK Of June 24th, 2017
Another successful day on Bartle Lakes with guide Nick Souder. 10,500ft
WEEK Of June 17th, 2017
LONG MEADOW FUN!
Brett and Abby enjoying a June day with guide Marcelo.
WEEK Of June 10th, 2017
Mike and his girls enjoying a day on the river together.
WEEK Of June 3rd, 2017
Michelle and John getting it done on the South Platte.
WEEK Of May 27th, 2017
Boxwood Gulch Ranch's famous Oxbow is a where many larger fish migrate to during June. It is a must fish area during higher water. Mr. Porter with a wonderful brown caught fishing on a trip with guide Dave.
WEEK OF May 20th, 2017
Francois holding one of the nicest brown trout caught at Boxwood this year. Out with guide Gene Rea.
WEEK OF May 13th, 2017
WEEK OF May 6th, 2017
McKinse and the gang enjoying spring fishing on the South Platte near Deckers, CO.
WEEK OF April 29th, 2017
FISH ON FLOAT TRIP
Rhonda out with guide Marcelo and Fish On Colorado floating the Colorado River
WEEK OF April 22nd, 2017
Jamie caught this beautiful trout on the S. Platte with guide Jeremy. Way to go!!
WEEK OF April 15th, 2017
We love this photo from Greg's trip out with guide Nick. Sucker's gotta have some lovin' too. And if you've never caught one on fly they put up a great fight! Fun Fact: This gorgeous fellow is native to Colorado and a sign of a healthy river system.
WEEK OF April 8th, 2017
SOUTH PLATTE RIVER RAINBOW
Clegg and Keith enjoying a day on the Platte with guide Marcelo.
WEEK OF April 1st, 2017
AN APRIL BROWNIE
Andrew with Guide Gene showing off a spotty brown near the Deckers, CO.
WEEK OF March 25th, 2017
Dustin and Josh enjoying a Platte's Daily Double with guide Marcelo Caiozzi.
WEEK OF March 18th, 2017
BILL A.Our friend Bill enjoying a beautiful spring day at Boxwood Gulch Ranch.
WEEK OF March 11th, 2017
Guide Gene Rea with a dark rainbow caught on a streamer below Flaming Gorge Reservoir on the Green River in Utah. The water was high and challenging for our annual 5280 spring break, but we had a great time and caught some beautiful fish.
WEEK OF February 25th, 2017
A double is challenging. A triple is near impossible. So this Quadruple was an amazing show of skill from the guides (or really just a lot of luck)!! Photo taken on the guide's annual Arkansas River trip to Pueblo.
WEEK OF February 18th, 2017
BIRTHDAY AT BOXWOOD
Jason enjoyed his birthday at Boxwood Gulch Ranch. Our friends at HOODLUM Photography joined the angler to capture the action.
WEEK OF January 28th, 2017
SKIPPING THE LIFT LINES!
Molly took a break from shredding the slopes and headed for Boxwood with Guide Marcelo for some serious winter fun.
WEEK OF January 7th, 2017
With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays it has been a while since we’ve posted a FPOW, but we’ve been fishing throughout the winter and it has been fantastic. Beth landed this bruiser bow January 8th with Guide Ron Pecore in Deckers.
WEEK OF November 25th, 2016
LATE FALL S. PLATTE RAINBOW
Chubby rainbow from upper Cheesman Canyon.
WEEK OF November 5th, 2016
BOXWOOD IN THE FALL
Kyle enjoying a sunny November day at Boxwood Gulch Ranch
WEEK OF October 29th, 2016
TRICKS FOR TREATS
Joey’s tricks landed him a Halloween treat. Great catch!
WEEK OF October 22nd, 2016
A FALL FIRST
Caroline caught her first fish on a fly and it was a beauty!
WEEK OF October 15th, 2016
HANDFUL OF HONEY
Guide Jeremy Hamilton out on Dream Stream.
WEEK OF October 8th, 2016
DREAM IN FALL CALORS
Nice portrait of Dream Stream Fall Brownie.
WEEK OF October 1st, 2016
Cole (12) fought this big boy up and down the river with about 3 pounds of river weed on his line. An epic battle ending in the biggest trout of his life. Lots more big fish for him in his future for sure.
WEEK OF September 24th, 2016
Gary with a wonderful pre-spawn brown caught up in South Park.
WEEK OF September 17th, 2016
FIRST DAY OF FALL
Jeff landed the first brown of fall on a 1/2 day tip on the South Platte near Deckers, CO.
WEEK OF September 10th, 2016
FALL IS COMING!
Fall is almost here. Guide Ron and Jim R. at Long Meadow Ranch.
WEEK OF September 3rd, 2016
A GREAT START TO SEPTEMBER ON THE PLATTE
Ray and Renee having some trophy sized fun and enjoying a perfect September day at Boxwood Gulch Ranch.
WEEK OF August 26th, 2016
FUN FAMILY FISHING!
Fly Fishing at Long Meadow Ranch is the perfect family outing!
WEEK OF August 19th, 2016
SOUTH PLATTE BROWNIE
The trico hatch has been epic on the Platte. Just ask Mr. Fatty Brown.
WEEK OF August 6th, 2016
“Ladies and gentleman, we are cleared to land…” Air traffic controller and Guide Ben Helgeson netting the big one at Longmeadow Ranch.
WEEK OF July 30th, 2016
Every once in a while a guide’s catch is worthy of the Fish Pic of the Week. Jay landed this nice bow on a size 8 Amy’s Ant dry in Cheesman Canyon. Luckily Guide Jeremy was there to assist with the net and the camera.
WEEK OF July 23th, 2016
A pair of great hats frame a beautiful South Platte River brown trout.
WEEK OF July 16th, 2016
FIRST TROUT EVER
Gabe (12) caught his first trout ever. And it was on a fly rod on the South Platte! Way to go Gabe!
WEEK OF July 9th, 2016
The annual Fly Festivus Celebration at Boxwood.
WEEK OF July 2nd, 2016
DECKERS, CO FLY FISHING
Colorado Fly Fishing near Deckers, CO.
WEEK OF June 25th, 2016
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEFF!
Sheryl and Jeff enjoying a day on the Dream Stream!
WEEK OF June 18th, 2016
COUPLES THAT FISH TOGETHER, HAVE FUN TOGETHER!
Runoff is on the way out and we are looking to great bug hatches! This fellow was caught on a caddis emerger on the Dream Stream.
WEEK OF June 11th, 2016
HIGH WATER FISHING!
These guys know how to take advantage of the high water in June, and they have great taste in hats!
WEEK OF June 4th, 2016
Dave landed this fantastic brown this week at Boxwood Gulch Ranch. Out with guide Jay Baichi.
WEEK OF May 28th, 2016
Tom R. and Mr. Brownie at Long Meadow Ranch
WEEK OF May 21st, 2016
SOUTH PLATTE RIVER DOUBLE
High water can be intimidating but the guides know that it can also be a blessing. When the water is high the fish feed! Kayla and Zach know this first hand. They successfully landed this double when fishing with guide Ron Pecore this week.
WEEK OF May 14th, 2016
Jeff caught this MONSTER on the North Fork River with guide Luke Martin. Boxwood Gulch & Long Meadow Ranches are the place to go if you want to tangle with BIG trout!
WEEK OF May 7th, 2016
MOTHER’S DAY DOUBLE
What could be better on Mother’s Day Weekend than for MOTHER AND SON TO DOUBLE UP on the Dream Stream.
WEEK OF April 30th, 2016
THE BIG TROUT
Sarah didn’t let the weatherman’s forecast spoil her good time. She battled the elements up in South Park with Guide Jeremy Hamilton and was rewarded with this 18 incher. Way to go Sarah!
WEEK OF April 23rd, 2016
HISTORIC WILLIAMS RANCH
The bite was on this week on Taryall Creek! Browns and Rainbows eager to take streamers and nymph rigs. Williams Ranch is a South Park gem.
WEEK OF April 16th, 2016
Sent to us by Paul. Wonder Upper Cheesman Canyon Rainbow. Wild and Perfect!
WEEK OF April 9th, 2016
SOUTH PLATTE GUIDE
Really great fishing on the Platte lately. Nice BWO hatches. Megan landed this pretty brown on a grey RS2.
WEEK OF April 2nd, 2016
DREAM STREAM APRIL RAINBOW
Paul out with guide Jeremy Hamilton tricked this beauty with an articulated streamer.
WEEK OF March 26th, 2016
BIG FUN ON THE BIGHORN
Triple the fun on the Big Horn River. Ron enjoying quality family time in Montana for Spring Break.
WEEK OF March 19th, 2016
Jackson and guide Ron filling out their spring brackets on the South Platte.
WEEK OF March 12th, 2016
JOEY ON BOULDER CREEK
Joe landed this vibrant bow on Boulder Creek on a size 24 Rainbow Warrior.
WEEK OF March 7th, 2016
JP & DAD
Trout for the young! JP caught a true downtown brown! This hipster mile high trout was finning with the bottom feeders in Denver. Pretty cool!
WEEK OF February 22, 2016
BIGGEST TROUT YET!
Carlli shared this pic of her catch on the South Platte near Waterton Canyon. It is her biggest trout caught so far. Way to go!
WEEK OF January 31st, 2016
SOUTH PLATTE WINTER BROWN
Jay got off the 2016 schneid in a pretty way with this Deckers brown. Bout time.
WEEK OF January 24th, 2016
Mr. Caoizzi enjoying a warm winter’s day off on the South Platte River
WEEK OF January 9th, 2016
Submitted by Zac @captaindepth. Stunning shot of pretty winter bow in Cheesman. Thanks Zac. See you on the water.
WEEK OF January 2nd, 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Our annual New Year’s Day guide outing to Pueblo to fish the Arkansas River. Ben was the big winner today-the most fish and biggest!
WEEK OF November 21st, 2015
FIRST TIME FLY FISHING!
Jake holding his first Colorado trout with a fly rod. What a fantastic way to celebrate Thanksgiving!
WEEK OF November 14th, 2015
Brian and Mary enjoying one of the last days of the season at Boxwood Gulch Ranch. Great ending to a great season on the North Fork!
WEEK OF November 7th, 2015
Tim and Bev holding it out on a trip with guide Gene
WEEK OF October 31st, 2015
AUTUMN ON THE SOUTH PLATTE
Another splendid day on the the South Platte River!
WEEK OF October 24th, 2015
KELSEY AT BOXWOOD GULCH RANCH
Another great catch from Boxwood Gulch Ranch!
WEEK OF October 17th, 2015
COLORADO KOKANEE SALMON
Yes, there are salmon in Colorado. During the Fall these sockeye relatives move into the rivers to spawn and fly anglers have a chance to hook the acrobatic fish.
WEEK OF October 10th, 2015
KAYO AND MARK
22″ Brown from South Platte River
WEEK OF October 3rd, 2015
GARY WITH 20 INCHER
Garry with a 20″ bow from South Platte near Deckers, CO.
WEEK OF September 26th, 2015
Andrew and Lou enjoying the gifts of the season on Clear Creek.
WEEK OF September 19th, 2015
TALIA’S BIG TROUT
Talia, 12, was able to haul this 6lb beast from the Oxbow of Boxwood Gulch Ranch.
WEEK OF September 12th, 2015
George and Jeremy with a HUGE 32″ Cutbow caught at Boxwood Gulch Ranch.
WEEK OF September 5th, 2015
Renee’s first time fly fishing! Way to go Renee!!! Out with Jeremy and Ron on the Dream.
WEEK OF August 29th, 2015
This pic was sent to us by our good friend Mark from his trip into Cheesman Canyon.
WEEK OF August 22nd, 2015
A BIG FISH Story
Future 5280 Angler guide Story tore it up at Long Meadow Ranch.
WEEK OF August 15th, 2015
BATTLE AT BOXWOOD
Debbie with one of her many nice trout. Taking 3rd Place at the Battle of Boxwood with guides Ron and Jeremy
WEEK OF August 8th, 2015
SOUTH PLATTE BROWN
Ron Pecore and guest Jay with a beautiful Deckers brown trout. Making memories, one big stick of butter at a time…
WEEK OF August 1st, 2015
Cutbow caught in South Park with guide Jeremy Hamilton.
WEEK OF July 25th, 2015
Tim caught this bad boy in the oxbow at Boxwood Gulch Ranch.
WEEK OF July 18th, 2015
LONG MEADOW RANCH
Mike holding this huge Predator caught at Long Meadow Ranch.
WEEK OF July 11th, 2015
Holly with a nice bow taken at 1200cfs in Deckers
WEEK OF July 4th, 2015
4th of JULY SURPRISE
The week isn’t over but I’d have to give the pic of the week to guide Jeremy Hamilton and his young angler with this large Northern Pike caught on our nation’s birthday. High water fishing can sometimes surprise.
WEEK OF June 14, 2015
The high rivers got you down? Don’t fret runoff. Head to one of our still waters locations to make your fly fishing dreams come true. Here is a nice spotty rainbow caught at Bartle Lakes.
WEEK OF June 7, 2015
Six year old Selay is a natural fly girl. She was fishing the Tumbling River Ponds alone after a little instruction, and before you know it she casts, hooks, and lands this nice rainbow on her own! And this was her first time fishing…TREMENDOUS!
WEEK OF June 7, 2015
HIGH WATER DREAMS
So the waters high…That’s when the big fish come out to play! Marcelo with smiling faces on the Dream Stream.
WEEK OF May 24, 2015
Brittany did well today at the Dream Stream with guide Jeremy Hamilton. She landed a nice brown trout with a beer in one hand and rod in the other. Stellar angling!
WEEK OF May 10, 2015
Matt and Allyson braving the elements on Tarryall Creek.
WEEK OF May 3, 2015
DALLAS AT LONG MEADOW RANCH
Dallas holding out a beauty taken from Long Meadow Ranch during the SCI-FLY CLINIC. He caught it on one of his hand tied white leech patterns. The improvements at Long Meadow are ridiculous! The property has so much more fishable water this year and big fish are holding in every pool. Great start to a soon to be great season on the North Fork!
WEEK OF April 26, 2015
This is what fishing is all about!
WEEK OF April 17, 2015
Why can’t the pic of the week be of some of our guides? This Triple was taken of Jay, Geno, and Kurt on their trip this week in Wyoming.
WEEK OF MARCH 29, 2015
FIRST FISH EVER!
This week’s pic of the week is submitted by 5280 Angler guide Jay Baichi. Friend Liz took Belinda for her first fishing trip ever. Before you knew it, both ladies were casting, mending, and hooking trout like pros. This series of photos captured Belinda’s first battle with her first fish, and with an awesome rainbow no doubt.
WEEK OF MARCH 15, 2015
FIRST TROUT ON THE FLY
This week’s pic of the week is submitted by 5280 Angler guide Jeremy Hamilton. Proud father Peter and six-year-old Zachary booked a trip with Jeremy and headed out on the Blue River in Silverthorne this past weekend. Zachary handled the cold spring water and slick cobbles of the Blue like a true champ! Not only that, but young Zachary stuck it out through a morning that didn’t present very many hungry trout. Never giving up, he headed back out after refueling with lunch. He quickly landed this spotted beauty; one cast following the release of his very first trout on the fly. BACK TO BACK! WAY TO GO ZACHARY!
WEEK OF MARCH 1, 2015
5280 ANGLER FLORIDA VACATION!
Guide and 5280 Angler owner Jay Baichi and his family headed South to Florida a couple weeks ago. Though still an escape from the winter weather in Denver, the conditions weren’t as angler-friendly in Florida as he had hoped. Still, persistence paid off and he guided his son Joe, via kayak, into some fun speckled sea trout. As for his Clark-Griswold-Moment, be sure to ask Jay about what happened to his 8wt.
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15, 2015
TROUT OF SOUTH PARK BEWARE: THERE’S A NINJA ON THE LOOSE.
Friend of 5280 Angler, Ahmad Terry, took advantage of the recent warmer-than-normal temperatures to put a sneak attack on some good-lookin’ dream stream residents. This spotted joker was brought to hand using a master combo of stealth & style. To fish like a ninja: Stay low, keep your head on a swivel, high stick, and high kick. Nice work Ahmad!
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8, 2015
HIS RIVER MONSTER CARP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF OVER 2,000 BABY GEESE!
Jay knew that a size 10 woolly bugger was just the fly to throw at this pig. Upon hook set, the demon fish ripped line around a bridge support, belly-slid over two concrete water chutes, and charged into the murky depths of an urban plunge pool. A stalemate tug of war ensued. The golden bull wanted desperately to snap that 6 wt. Sage ACCEL at the cork. Not to be. Rod and anglers earned their triumph patiently, and the Beast Fish of Denver finally submitted to Ben’s net…tired, angry, and wickedly photogenic. CARPE DIEM!