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Fly Fishing for Catfish
Understanding our Quarry
by: David Coulson
A must-read article for all catfish anglers, Dave discusses everything from common catfish misconceptions to the flies he uses to catch them. If you ever fish for cats, or are a fly fisherman looking for a unique new challenge, grab a drink and settle in for a great read...
Spring Walleye
Pre and post-spawn Colorado walleye fishing
by: Nate Zelinsky
When it comes to walleye in the spring, there are three stages pre-spawn, spawn and post-spawn movements. Nate and Stephanie discuss techniques to catch spring walleye in Colorado.
The Wiper Fly Fishing Experience, Part 1
Wiper on the fly in the Rockies, who could ask for more?
by: Matt Snider
Wiper fly fishing can be an exhilarating experience on some days and drive you crazy on others. This article dives into the various dynamics of the fish and aims to provide some building blocks to get you through the tough times.
Ice Fishing with Floats
You'll Catch More Fish I Guarantee It!
by: Nate Zelinsky
Frustrated with missing light-biting fish through the ice? Nate and Stephanie go into detail about using floats to improve your hook-set success on hard water for a variety of species, and discuss basic slip-bobber choices and application.
Boyd Reservoir from a Fly Fisher's Perspective
Fly Fishing Boyd Lake
by: David Coulson
If you plan to ever fish Boyd Lake in Loveland, you will not want to miss Dave's in-depth take the lake. Geared from a fly-fishers perspective, the article details 14 hot spots in writing, pinpointed on the map.
Deep Trolling Options
Techniques for getting crankbaits down deep
by: Dan Swanson
Whether it's a chilly wintery day or a blistering hot summer day, there are times when getting deep is critical to success.
Carp on the Fly
Carp on the fly: presentation, presentation, presentation...
by: Barry Reynolds
Fly fishing for carp is more than a physical game, it is largely a mind numbing puzzle. Barry Reynolds, one of the leading advocates of this endeavor presents some of the most essential elements of turning your biglip quest into a forearm straining success.
Fall Walleyes: All Your Questions Answered
Building a pattern is critical this time of year.
by: Nate Zelinsky
With an abundance of food available to these predators in the fall, Nate and Stephanie describe the techniques and rigs they use to fool late season walleye. Crawler harnesses, cranks, spoons, and jigging spoons are all on the menu for mid-August through December.
Crankbait Trolling 101
An effective way to catch every species of game fish in Colorado
by: Dan Swanson
Trolling is more than just throwing some lines out and putting the boat into gear. Dan steps through the crankbait types, equipment, and methods for successful trolling.
Chasing Master Anglers
Digging into Master Angler Data
by: David Coulson
The CDOW Master Angler program is a neat way to be rewarded for catching big fish. Dave takes it a step further in this article, presenting data from historic Awards to illustrate interesting and helpful tidbits about Colorado's biggest fish catches.