I fished carter lake lastnight and the night before and got skunked both times. It was the first time I had ever fished it. Both nights I fished it very late at night hoping for walleye. I tried a ton of different lures from small to massive. Although I didn't catch I am going to keep going back until it rewards me. Seems like a cool fishery regardless. Decided to try the Poudre today for the first time. I drove up the canyon with my buddy around noon and pulled off at a good looking spot. I started out with a hopper dropper consisting of a basic hopper and a golden stone and never took it off. Within a couple hours I was into double digits. Saw tons of fish all over. Lots of risers as well. Nothing big but tons of fun. My buddy fished a caddis and did well with it, too. It seems like it would be a great place to learn how to fly fish. I was very impressed with the fishing, scenery and overall feel of the poudre. It's like cheesman and clear creek mixed together. Plus there is SO MUCH WATER. I love it and I'm sure I'll be spending a lot of time there until ice season. Every fish was a brown except for one bow. Got a couple pics...can't wait to go back.