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Fall Fishing in Grand County

September 30, 2019

The colors are popping, the temperatures are dropping, and the fish are still very hungry. Fall fishing in Grand County is my favorite time of the year to fish. Let me tell you why. Fewer crowds: Mud season is here with the month of October. Kids have gone back to school, and businesses have slowed down. (It’s a great time of the year to go catch a movie, go bowling, and dine out as well.) This is the quietest month of the year which also means the rivers are usually dead, and the fish are less pressured. This obviously means... View Article

Terrestrial Season Is Here: Time for Hoppers, Ants and Beetles for Fly Fishing in Fraser, CO

June 1, 2019

As insects, a.k.a. terrestrials, make erratic movements to get from water to shore, they attract attention from fish. Those that aren’t quick enough become dinner. Successful fishermen emulate this behavior to create productive fishing excursions. If you plan to attempt fly fishing in Fraser, CO this season, be sure to include terrestrial flies in your box. Keep in mind that it’s important to not only have the best equipment, but to also know how to use it. Once you arm yourself with the top­quality equipment from your fishing store in Fraser, CO, learn how to best utilize this gear. Your... View Article

Slingin’ Streamers

August 31, 2018

When it comes to fly fishing for trout everyone tends to think nymphs and dries. We’re trying to “match the hatch” so we focus on bugs, however at certain times of the year odds are the fish are, in the words of Hank Patterson, “slurpin’ a sculpin hatch”. Streamer fishing can be foreign and often intimidating to most trout fishermen, but once perfected it can lead to some of the most phenomenal days on the water you’ll ever witness. It just so happens that Fall is one of the best times to fish streamers, so get out there and huck... View Article

How Fish Are Affected by Water Temperature

August 21, 2018

On a hot summer afternoon, a dip in a cool pool might feel wonderful. On a cold winter morning, a hot shower might be preferable. In either situation, your body continues to regulate its temperature at roughly 98.6 degrees. The same is not true for fish. As cold­blooded creatures, they take on the temperature of their surroundings. This is an important concept to keep in mind if you’re considering fly fishing in Fraser, CO. Because their bodies adjust to the temperature of the water, fish are greatly affected by fluctuations in this temperature. In fact, the water temperature can alter... View Article

How Water Temperature Can Affect Fishing Tours

August 10, 2018

This summer has been dry, dry, dry. Mother Nature has provided very little moisture for Grand County this season. Our recent step­ down from Stage 2 to Stage 1 fire danger is an improvement, but other risks are still present. For fishing guides in Fraser, CO, one of the top concerns is water temperature. Both the Fraser and Colorado Rivers can hit 65 degrees between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the summer. Fishing above this critical temperature stresses fish and wreaks havoc on the ecosystem. How? Here’s what you need to know about water temperatures and how they affect... View Article

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