Photo Essay: Wet Wading in the Colorado Backcountry

Written by: Jonathan Hill


The author shows off a fine small-creek brown trout from the South Fork of the Conejos River.
All photos courtesy Jonathan Hill

I am pretty sure that the urge to walk in water is in my blood. Growing up in the country of Western New York with a creek running through my backyard might also have had something to do with that. During the summer, we were always. . .

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Video: Getting Frigid in the Gunnison Basin of Colorado

Here’s a quick little film by Miles Peterson that captures the feeling of being alone on the river in late fall. There’s a dusting of snow on the ground, the water looks almost black, but there are trout to be caught. It’s no trophy, but it’s

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Photos of the Day: Dream Stream Brown Trout

Written by: Rick Bayley


This brown trout probably followed the kokanees on their spawning run.
Photo courtesy Rick Bayley

Thought I’d send you pictures of a couple of trout I caught on the Dream Stream [the South Platte between Spinney and Elevenmile Reservoirs in Colorado] on October 7. Earlier, in the Summer, I was guided by. . .

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Photos of the Day: A Colorado Grand Slam

Written by Will Long


An unexpected catch on a brook-trout stream—a gorgeous Colorado River Cutthroat.
All photos courtesy Will Long

[Editor’s note: Blog reader Will Long sent in these great photos and the story behind them, about a trip to Colorado to see his family and to catch wild trout. Click here to learn how to submit your own photos and stories.]

I recently took a trip up to Lake City, Colorado, to visit my family. They moved there six years ago, while I stayed behind in San Antonio, Texas. I have fished all my life, but it wasn’t until. . .

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