Credit: Author: Kirk Webb
Thanks to: Aspen Times and Taylor Creek Fly Shops
On the fly: More fish per fisherman
Author: Kirk Webb Special to The Aspen Times Aspen, CO Colorado
BASALT — Fly-fishing in the winter? You bet!
Some of the best fishing of the entire year takes place during ski season. The Fryingpan River eat of Basalt maintains a 40-degree water temperature whether it's January or July, providing superb fishing on a year-round basis.
Did you know that the majority of big fish caught along the Fryingpan are caught during the months of January, February and March? This is for a variety of reasons, including the fact that fishing pressure is at its lowest at this time of year, providing more fish per angler. The brown trout are wrapping up their annual spawning rituals, depositing their eggs along the river's bottom, which acts as a nutrient-rich food source for non-spawning fish such as rainbow, brook, cutthroat and post-spawn brown trout.
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