Author: Trouts Staff
It happens every year. Just as fishing is starting to pick up in late May, rivers across the state begin to swell with snow melt, turning our favorite fishing spots into a raging whitewater torrents. Most anglers seem to concede to this annual event, choosing to dust off the gardening and lawn equipment instead of reaching for their fishing gear. And with just cause, for most would rather knock off a few yard chores than risk their lives attempting to wade rivers at peak flows.
With our state wide snowpack still hovering around 75%, this spring will most likely provide us with a substantial runoff. Considering the warm weather we are supposed to see across the state this week, I think that it is fair to say that runoff has officially begun. With that said, this year we challenge you all to keep the lawn mower and gardening trow in the garage a little longer, and go hit up one of the many tailwaters and reservoirs around Colorado that fish phenomenally during this typically dormant time. As we’re always willing to help our fellow anglers out, here’s a guide to the Top 10 Fisheries for Spring Runoff 2010: