I am not sure about pre-spawn. We did not see any indication though. I had not been there earlier in the year. I live in middle Tennessee so I fly out of Nashville. It must have been some other lucky guy.
How is Colorado - other than fishing? I know fishing is good from your posts!
I caught him on a hopper. He was hugging the bank in pretty heavy current, and I could not move him at first. The guide could not stop the boat due to the current so I really thought I would loose him. I turned the rod to the side to try and move his head and was successful. He then followed us downstream until we found a place to stop the boat and get out. I was very happy to finally get him in the net.
Don't you let those people out there corrupt you. There are too many imports from the crazy states.
I don't live just to fish, but I want to fish just as long as I live.