Runoff is on

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Even though we have been seeing mud for he last couple of weeks, I think we all were thinking we might get a window. Or not! The rivers are raging and muddy as hell. But then it is a good thing all in all. The cycle of the river continues yet again. It was looking pretty dicey thru the winter of 2012-2013, very low flows from the Frying Pan River to the Colorado River and beyond. This stage sets the river up to support trouts and other fishes as well as the birds such as the Herons and Baldys for a healthy year ahead. Gone is the tree limbs and other dead flora that has collected over the past year. Hopefully the runoff will also redistribute the mud on the bottom of the Colorado River that accumulated in a late season blow-out that happen last year.

Take time to pause and reflect on past years fishing and other adventures. Think about passing on your love of fishing and/or floating your home waters and protecting what we are so lucky to have here. Pack out what you pack in. Trash is unsightly and reeks of disrespect to us and the lifeblood of the earth, our water. Check out the Six Risks Facing Fishing at Recycled Fish!