FISHING STILL GOOD DESPITE LOW WATER LEVELS
June 27, 2004
When mountain temperatures warm and resulting snowmelt turns rivers and streams into muddy unfishable torrents, those with the true fishing bug turn their attention to Eastern plains reservoirs and warmwater fish.
Water conditions in both the South Platte and Arkansas River Basins are as low as theyve been in decades, but Colorado regional fish biologist Jim Ramsay said that they havent altered the stocking schedule, which is why fishing will remain high quality despite the water levels. One of the biggest fishing problems is boat access, especially in Southwest Colorado.
Fishing for warmwater species like walleye, saugeye, wiper and bass
should be good well into June. However, low amounts of moisture combined
with agricultural drawdowns could put a crimp in the late summer and
early fall bite.
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