Ed Engle: Early Spring's Hot and Cold Bites

“At times like this, it pays to consider the nature of the rivers themselves. I have learned that different rivers turn on at different times in the spring. It could be that the Big Thompson will give up a few midge hatches, but there won’t be any trout rising to them and they might even be unsettled about taking the pupa below the surface.” Ed Engle suggests throwing aside old habits and paying attention to what the fish are doing this year. And it doesn’t hurt to have a local who can keep you tuned in to the daily changes in activity. In the Boulder Daily Camera.

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