I always have said that the world would be a better place if everybody dropped what they were doing and went fishing — even if we all just fished for an hour before heading back to our daily grind.
Spending time on the water keeps us grounded and humble during a time when it’s easy to forget how small we truly are. Fishing is
Salida • Late Tuesday afternoon, clouds and cold fell into the Arkansas River Valley and threatened to blow the fly-fishermen off the water.
Instead, it brought mayflies. Trout rose to feast on a blizzard of blue-winged olives. This is not unusual on the Arkansas in April.
What was unusual for the Arkansas was the size of th
For anglers looking to escape the typical spring crowds on the South Platte and enjoy some truly epic fishing, now is the time to explore the Arkansas River.
It’s relatively free of ice and has a resurgent population of hard-fighting rainbow trout to go along with a healthy mix of browns. From March until the spring runoff, there a
Editor’s note: On a recent trip to Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado Springs angler Dave Ruckman tested Ice Off, an ice-fishing product made by Colorado Springs-based Table Rock Sports.Dave’s tale
When I arrived on the lake, the tempe
Editor’s note: On a recent trip to Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado Springs angler Dave Ruckman tested Ice Off, an ice-fishing product made by Colorado Springs-based Table Rock Sports.
When I arrived on the lake, the temperature was minus-5 degrees. Eventually it warmed to 25 degrees, but ever
With spring quickly approaching, it’s time for anglers to prepare their fly boxes for matching a few more hatches.
Baetis — also referred to as Blue Winged Olive mayflies, Caddis and Stonefly nymphs — are readily available for fish to eat from late February through June. Today, I’m sharing my favorite Baetis patte
Robert Younghanz is a man on a mission. His mission is to convince even the most ardent lure or live-bait fisherman that fly-fishing is the way to go.
“A fly-fisher that really knows what they’re doing is going to catch copious amounts of trout, as opposed to someone that’s simply bait fishing, throwing lures or spinner
PARK COUNTY - Nothing could deter Paul Sauer.
It was a big one struggling under the ice. And when the line snapped just as he had the pike’s head at ice level, he didn’t think twice. Despite an air temperature of minus 20, he plunged his arm into the icy unknown.
“I had to shove my arm all the way down up to my
Some local spots with good ice-fishing:
• Antero Reservoir, west of Hartsel on U.S. Highway 24, is popular but in a cold location where the ice is usually thick.
• Elevenmile State Park, south of Lake George, is a massive 3,400 acres, with trout, pike and salmon for your ice-fishing pleasure.
• Manitou Rese
How long does Colorado’s fishing season last? That’s a question posed countless times to fly-fishing guides throughout the state.
The answer is that we don’t really have a season. This is because we are fortunate to have some of the better tailwater fisheries in the country.
A tailwater is where a river runs bel
Whether you’re a hunter, an angler or simply an outdoors aficionado, there is surely something that will catch your eye this weekend in Denver.
More than 30,000 are expected to attend the International Sportsmen’s Exposition, which has been attracting people to its doors since 1977. Most come from Colorado, but there are also