The future of the Upper Colorado River
Here’s a good article form the Denver Post about the Colorado River, particularly the upper part.
“I’ve just always enjoyed guiding over here. And fishing it, for that matter,” said Dye, a career guide with The Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen (303-674-4700). “This river is so diverse. But like all rivers, it has its good times and its not-so-good times.”
Dye has witnessed the cycles of the upper Colorado, and like many, his concern has heightened recently over one of those “not-so-good times.” For the moment, the fishing is fine, albeit not what it once was. But times are changing, enough that Dye wonders how many more days remain to come.
“I’ve fished this river since I was a kid and just hate to see it go by the wayside,” he said. “It’s such a sweet fishery, it really is. But I’m just starting to feel that pinch like it could really take a downturn.”