Salida, Colorado – Fishing Small Water

Salida, Colorado, is known as the heart of the Rockies. It is also known for its world class white-water rafting and fly-fishing on the Arkansas River. Several hot springs grace the area, as well as up to fifteen mountains over 14,000 feet to climb, world-class four-wheeling, zip-lining, rock climbing, etc. These features draw lots of …

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Trappers Lake & Northwest Colorado Fishing – Rainbows and Cutthroat Trout

Plans were to fish at Trapper’s Lake, near Meeker, Colorado. We planned to stay in a cabin near the trailhead to the lake (only a half-mile hike), rent a canoe or boat, and catch lots of native cutthroat trout. The reality of high winds for all three days of the trip kept us from fishing …

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Jefferson Lake Colorado- High Mountain Fishing in the Summer

The best time to get out fishing is well...anytime, but the summer at the Colorado high mountain lakes is remarkable. The weather is crisp and cool and the fish are biting. Jefferson lake in mid-June was no exception. The lake was recently stocked. We caught several beautiful Rainbow and Cutbow Trout with an average size …

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Fishing Texas – Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area

What a great discovery this was! We are very excited about sharing the fishing area we discovered at the Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area near Canadian/Perryton, Texas. The most important thing to know about this area is that you need a Limited Public Use Permit, in addition to a Texas Fishing License. You must purchase …

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Emerald Lake, Colorado, and the Origin of “Two More Miles”

I don’t remember how old I was when I first went to Emerald Lake, Colorado, but I know I was quite young.  Emerald Lake is in the Weminuche Wilderness area in Southwestern Colorado.  The elevation of the lake is around 10,000 ft.  Fishing is available in two lakes – Little Emerald and Emerald – and …

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Rockfish Fishing in Alaska – The Underappreciated Fish

Fishing Alaska - For the Love of the Yelloweye RockfishWhen talking to friends, family members, or acquaintances about fishing in Alaska, they immediately ask about the Salmon and Halibut. The Salmon and Halibut are well-known fish and are pretty typical in the local grocery store, so it's not surprising. These two fish are especially great …

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