Spring Cleaning (Up)
Four things make trout happy: cool water temps, consistently moderate flows, a steady barometer, and plenty of bugs. When all of these things come together, trout feed as if in a trance. This month and next, depending on mountain runoff, are top times to catch things just right. Across much of the country, idyllic weather brings much-improved water conditions, and where the tailwater at Lees Ferry produces a steady diet of midges almost year-round, elsewhere the first steady hatches of good-size bugs often come now, in late spring or early summer.