Colorado statewide fishing report – January 11, 2019
Category: fishing reports
Jan 11th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 518
Modified Jan 11th, 2019 at 11:22 PM
It is still not time to hang up the waders and fly rods. We are starting to see ice building on most of the smaller creeks and streams throughout the state. The larger rivers are icing up in the shaded sections. Look towards the tailwaters below dams as some of the most consistent fishing throughout the winter, constant temperatures and food supply also grow some of the largest fish, so hang on when you hook into one. We are definitely entering some of the months with the lowest flows throughout the year. This combined with great clarity means the fish can see you approaching and can also see the small flies you are drifting past. It is important to try to stay downstream of feeding fish as they will not be as easily spooked. Another thing to keep in mind for low clear flows is light tippet, fluorocarbon is preferred as the fish cannot see it.