Categories for Fishing Report

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

Salmonfly Hatch at the Colorado River: A Quick Fishing Report in Fraser, CO

May 4, 2018

One of the most famous insect hatches happens every year in early June on the Colorado River. The salmonfly is one of the bugs most commonly used in fly fishing. Also referred to as giant stoneflies and willow flies, these flies emerge every year in June in a massive fishing event simply known as “the hatch.” During this time, fishers will travel from all over the world to start fly fishing during this salmonfly hatch on the Colorado, Madison and Gunnison rivers. Trout, especially young trout, love these bugs, which makes them outstanding fly fishing bait. This makes it a... View Article

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