Fishing

  • Leave No Trace

    The leave no trace seven principles are the bedrock of the Leave No Trace program. They provide guidance to enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts. The principles have been adapted so they can be applied in your backyard or your backcountry. Read More
    Categories: 4-Wheeling, Biking, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Resources, Rivers, Water Recreation
  • Acclimating to Higher Altitude

    It’s a different world up here, and you want to get all you can out of your stay. Preparing yourself to head to 8,000 vertical feet can make a world of difference and ensure top condition for your stay. Whether preparing before, adjusting during your trip, or planning a challenging hike up to a higher altitude while here – aside from increasing your carbohydrate intake, there are other helpful steps you can take to neutralize the altitude. Read More
    Categories: 4-Wheeling, Biking, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Resources, Water Recreation
  • Double Gold Medals

    By Karin Teague

    “River towns” are common in the Colorado Rockies—“two-gold-medal-river towns” are not. Basalt’s Fryingpan and Roaring Fork Rivers, which converge in the downtown core, not only define our town geographically and support world-class fishing, they bring ospreys, bighorn sheep, and myriad other birds and wildlife to our doorstep;… Read More

    Categories: Fishing, Rivers, Uncategorized
  • A Taylored Catch: A Day in the Life of a Fly Guide

    Article by Sara shaw

    BASALT MAGAZINE | 2017-2018

    It’s 7am as Taylor Logsdon is rolling into Scottie’s to put in is usual order for hearty sandwiches and makes one more stop for some fried chicken to accompany some fresh salads and coleslaw. After he loads up the cooler he heads… Read More

    Categories: Fishing, Rivers, Uncategorized
  • Get Bitten By the River Bug

    Article by Todd Hartley 

    Anglers call it the green drake. You can call it the bug that put Basalt on the fly-fishing map. Officially, it’s Ephemera guttulata, a species of mayfly. It’s an aquatic insect whose presence is an indicator of a healthy freshwater habitat. In fly-fishing circles, the hatch… Read More

    Categories: Fishing, Rivers, Uncategorized
  • The Wonder of Water: Roaring Fork Conservancy

    ROARING FORK CONSERVANCY (RFC) is one of the largest watershed organization in Colorado. Since 1996, the RFC has inspired people to explore, value and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed through our watershed education, science, and policy programs. Over the past 21 years, the nonprofit has taught over 110,000 students… Read More

    Categories: Fishing, Rivers, Uncategorized
  • For the Love of Water

    Article by Scott Condon // The Aspen Times

    At first blush it might seem ironic that one of the biggest attractions in the mountainous terrain surrounding Basalt is a body of water. But Ruedi Reservoir has been a true oasis for 50 years. The reservoir was constructed in 1968 as… Read More

    Categories: Boating, Fishing, Rivers, Uncategorized, Water Recreation
  • Fond Memories of Fryingpan's Golden Age

    Article by Scott Condon // The Aspen Times

    YOU WANT HISTORY?

    Arthur “Art” Bowles and his wife,Pauline, have got history — lots of it, especially regarding the Fryingpan Valley and Basalt. Art, 88, spent the first 16 years of his life playing and working at the Diamond J summer… Read More

    Categories: Fishing, Uncategorized