Colorado's 2005 Trout Hotspots

May 1, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“As with (other) typical brown trout streams, they spawn in the fall and as the water cools, the eggs take three to four months to hatch. That means that their small fry are at their swim-up stages in the spring, so if we have a strong runoff, then we’ll also have less survival of the young of the year. Plus, warmer water leads to improved insect hatches and increased growth rates for these browns.” Lynn Burkhead talks about the status of Colorado fisheries in Rocky Mountain Game & Fish.