Routt County fly-fishers proceed with caution during mud season
Credit: Leah Vann, Steamboat Pilot & Today
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A snowy winter will bode well for Steamboat Springs anglers this summer.
While mud season is tempting for the eager, it’s also a time to be cautious and mindful of the high-flowing conditions of the rivers. The current is not only dangerous for humans, but it’s also a time of year that fish are under a lot of stress.
“This time of year you really look at the lakes,” Jeremy Gilmer, a fishing guide with the Yampa Valley Anglers said. “These fish are already stressed out due to spring runoff. Fishing is possible in high, dirty water, but it should be in the back of your mind that these fish are already struggling and not to add any unnecessary stress.”
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