April 17, 2013
Author: Tucker Ladd
Pick your idiom: it ain’t over till it’s over, it isn’t over till the fat lady sings, don’t count your chicken until they’re hatched.
No matter which saying you prefer, these are all great ways to describe the roller coaster spring weather we are experiencing in Colorado, and how it will ultimately affect our 2013 Snowpack and summer fishing season. As noted by Scott Willoughby of the Denver Post, thanks to the recent bout of wintery weather, our statewide snowpack is now 82% of average. Compared to last year, we’re 200% of the 2012 average in many river basins. So while we all may be feeling a bit saddened and frustrated by the lack of warm spring conditions, the benefits we will all reap from this weather will have long reaching positive impacts on our summer fishing season and overall water supply in Colorado.
So how will all this new snow effect our spring fishing season?