Tricos Ignored by South Platte Trout

Here’s an interesting look at how typically reliable hatches can leave anglers scratching their heads. On Colorado’s “Dream Stream,” even guides are having a hard time taking trout on tricos, even though there are plenty of tricos in the air and on the water. To blame? An abundance of food in other parts, or fishing pressure driving browns to feed at night. “Another school of thought suggests that with an abundance of aquatic vegetation along the river bottom, fish might literally be lurking in the weeds, out of the view of fishermen. With a wealth of other feed in the river, they have no need to come up for the tricos.” Karl Licis in the Denver Post.

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