Tag Archives: backcountry

Photos of the Day: Colorado High-Country Trout at Ice-Out


Written by: Phil Monahan

That’s a slab cutthroat anywhere, but it feels even better when you had to hike in to catch it.
Photos by Jon Hill

We’ve previously posted several times about Colorado angler and blogger Jon Hill‘s forays into the Colorado mountains in search of cutthroats. (See herehereherehere, and here.) Here’s his latest set of photos and dispatch: . . .

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Fishing Colorado’s Wilderness Areas, Part 2: Wilderness Access

Written by: Ryan McSparran, Winterhawk Outfitters


In general, the farther you hike in, the better the fishing.
Photo by Ryan Macsparran

In part one of this series, we looked at the types of water found in Colorado’s high country wilderness areas. From small streams to beaver ponds and alpine lakes, there is a variety of waters, each with its own set of challenges and opportunities.

We promised a second installment, covering wilderness access and fishing techniques. However, we found it far too much to cover in a single article. So, we’re going to pull a Peter Jackson and break off another sequel. Here we’ll discuss wilderness access, and in our next article we’ll cover. . .

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Fishing Colorado’s Wilderness Areas, Part 1: Knowing Where to Start

Written by: Ryan McSparran, Winterhawk Outfitters

Flat Tops Fishing

High country lakes often hold big cutthroats.
photo by photo courtesy Ryan McSparran

Each spring, we look forward to getting back to fishing here in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Fly Fishing anywhere is fun, but there’s nothing quite like fly fishing in one of Colorado’s remote wilderness areas. From the small streams to high alpine lakes, the fish are unpressured and the scenery is. . .

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