June fishing report comes from Harlan at Cutthroat Angler in Silverthorne.
This rainbow trout was caught on the Colorado River with a salmon fly by John Williams
This year is shaping up to be one of the best fishing seasons we’ve had in a while. With a large snowpack and cool weather, it seems we are having a long but mellow runoff season. This is great news for all of you. The rivers will stay cooler and higher for longer meaning we should avoid those river closures you've seen the past couple of summers due to water temperatures.
The famous salmon fly hatch started about a week ago. Fish have been gorging on large bushy dry flies, typically in the later parts of the day. Even if you can’t catch this hatch in the next week or so, fishing with streamers and other hopper dropper setups has been lights out and should continue to be amazing throughout the month of June.
Larger freestone rivers have been on the clearing trend and should receive some extra cold/clear water once they start releasing from our reservoirs. You can expect to see more Golden Stones, Caddis, PMD’s and Yellow Sallies hatching on The Colorado.