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Colorado trip

Discussion in 'Fishing Reports - Out of State' started by flyguy, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Early June was colder at 10,000 feet than I remembered! The Arkansas south of Leadville and the White east of Meeker both provided a few fish on nymphs, but the Williams Fork north of Dillon was devoid of aquatic life. The tannic acid from the needles dropped by thousands of acres of dead conifers has lowered the PH too much for it to sustain life. Ironically, the pesticides which have kept the pine beetles in check for decades are now banned by an overzealous EPA. The environment does not look particularly well protected to a casual observer.