How to Catch A Really Big Trout on a Hot Summer Day When “The Fish Are Not Biting” Situation Occurs.

First, the character of the river and therefore, the feeding of the trout (the big ones) is affected by higher temperature and lower levels (current and velocity) of water, and by lower levels of oxygen. That is the primary factor in fishability of a venue – not the presence of other people, or even the presence of gleeful inner tubers. Our trout have their lairs established within the limited run of the canyon and the Dream Stream. They are not going anywhere. IF anything, they simply sink down and stop feeding for a moment when people float over them or a hard cast hits the water and a line combs their forehead. They don’t leave. They just hunker down for a moment. That is another story –

Float Fishing in the Dark: Colorado River

This is an email from Frank Chaves. He is responding this morning to an invitation I sent yesterday to go float fish the Colorado River after work. Four of us guides were going to Rancho Del Rio to meet at KK's BBQ where some of my family were camping. (BTW - KK, as usual, looked fabulous. Her son, Kenny Gravenhorst and Ian Doherty are now running Joe Kelso's rafting company...) My idea was that four of us in two boats would put in at Rancho at 6 p.m. and take out at SBL (State Bridge Lodge) around 8 p.m. with a 2 hour drive home. Brennon and Tad were going to stay and camp out at Rancho. My huzbun and I commonly get on the river at rancho at 6 or so in the evening for a fishing float and ta

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