Volunteers hope planting tiny fish in a 40-mile stretch of the river fouled by fire and mud will restore the Poudre River’s status as one of the best fisheries in Colorado
Trout (and anglers) love Colorado’s Dream Stream — and transported trees could keep it thriving
On a brilliant October late afternoon, Jerry Backes casts a long shadow into the steady current of the South Platte River, in roughly the same direction he casts a fly to entice the teeming life below. The water carries his line for a few seconds but soon snags on vegetation coursing downstream. But for Backes, […]
Dead rainbow trout floated on the South Platte. Could fish detectives crack the case?
Two weeks ago, Rick Mikesell started his morning the way he often does before heading in to his job as operations manager at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver — he wet a line in the urban stretch of the South Platte River near the Interstate 25 overpass. An isolated downpour the day before had bumped […]
Colorado researchers spent decades trying to save disappearing rainbow trout. Finally, they’re making progress.
Eric Gardunio had fished this stretch of the Gunnison River throughout his youth, filling the seasons with short expeditions to the river gorge’s East Portal near Delta. There, his father handed down skills passed to him from his grandfather, and Eric took their passion even further while learning every rock and riffle. By the summer […]