Fall is a great time to fish in Glenwood Springs
So my buddy G is the ultimate fall guy.
“Out of all the seasons,” Said G, “Fall is my favorite.”
You’ve heard of ski bums?
Allow G to introduce you to fishing’s version of the ski bum.
According to Trout Bums, September is one of the best times to fish in Glenwood Springs.
“Hey buddy, do the math,” Said G.
- Less crowds + more river = more fish per fisherman
- More bugs + hungry fish = ample opportunity
Some other factors that that make this prime time on the rivers include shorter days and cooler temperatures and the September hatches that include caddis and blue-wing olives.
Additionally, as the water gets colder and the rivers settle down, the spawning instincts of the brown trout become more aggressive.
“Now if that isn’t foreplay for a fisherman, I don’t know what is,” Said G.
The Fryingpan, the Roaring Fork and the Crystal Rivers offer some of the best fly and lure fishing for trout in the United States. The Pan offers catch-and-release sections below Ruedi Reservoir and the Fork offers the best mountain whitefish angling in the state.
“That’s proof,” Said G. “It’s time to leaf the city this fall and get here.”
You gotta get here.
G is the adventuresome underground blogger for GoGlenwood.com. G and his family have been in Glenwood Springs since the 1880s. Please enjoy G’s fishing quote of the day by Izaak Walton (1593 – 1683), an English writer best known as the author of The Compleat Angler.
“Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learnt.”