Ice-out Trout

In the pre-dawn hours of a frigid night in mid-April, anglers that have traveled from far and near are lined up in front of the closed gates at Spinney Mountain Reservoir in central Colorado.

The early birds have been here for hours, arriving the evening before and spending the night in their vehicles. Being here and being  part of the  opening day scramble at  Spinney has become a tradition among scores of flatwater anglers.  Continue reading