Cold Air, Snow and Hot Fishing
Fall Gives Way to Winter but Fishing Remains Hot
We are getting to that time of the year where many of the rivers, streams, and lakes ecosystems are evolving into winter modes. You can still consider it fall fishing but tactics and choices of flies and lures are changing up a bit. The bite is still hot in many areas and getting better as the last push for food is made before winter kicks in. Fishing guide Scott Voyles has some fly fishing tips on how to approach the tail end of fall and beginning of winter, “For fall conditions, we will be seeing the lakes start to freeze on the banks in the morning and it will only be a few more weeks until they cap. This time of year the water levels drop in the rivers and fishing can be great even though it might be cold outside. When choosing flies, think of midges and blue wing olives in sizes #18-24 for the South Platte and the Arkansas Rivers. The fish will be in the deeper pools and sometimes in the riffles when it’s warmer. As we continue with the winter season, be sure to layer apparel properly and keep spare clothes in the car just in case.” – Scott Voyles, Anglers Covey, Colorado Springs.