August 13, 2011
Craig Gillahan whips a fly through the air during a hatch on the Yampa River on Thursday morning. The Pennsylvania fisherman said the waters had been kind, as he’d already reeled in three trout. The river hasn’t
been as nice to commerical guiding operations in Steamboat Springs because a high runoff season delayed many river fishing trips in July.
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Steamboat’s belated summer wrecked havoc on local commercial river tubing operations and changed everything for river rafters. It had an effect on the fishing industry as well, and just what that means, good or bad, depends on who you ask.