Anglers asked to pick right time of day to avoid stressing fish

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Anglers asked to pick right time of day to avoid stressing fish

Low water, high temperatures and possible ash make life difficult for aquatic creatures
Porter Howard, 14, casts his line for trout in the Animas River recently near the Ninth Street Bridge. With low stream flows and warm temperatures, Colorado Parks and Wildlife fisheries biologists recommend fishing waters like the Animas River only in the early hours of the day or in the evening.

Anglers asked to pick right time of day to avoid stressing fish

Porter Howard, 14, casts his line for trout in the Animas River recently near the Ninth Street Bridge. With low stream flows and warm temperatures, Colorado Parks and Wildlife fisheries biologists recommend fishing waters like the Animas River only in the early hours of the day or in the evening.

Anglers asked to pick right time of day to avoid stressing fish

With low stream flows and warm temperatures Colorado Parks and Wildlife fisheries biologists recommend fishing waters like the Animas River only in the early hours of the day or in the evening. In the afternoons, area lakes, such as Nighthorse, Haviland, Pastorius and Lemon, offer good alternatives.

Anglers asked to pick right time of day to avoid stressing fish

Trout and other fish are likely to be stressed as flows dwindle and temperatures rise in area streams and rivers.
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