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Winter Scouting on the Colorado River — 02/23/13

With warmer and longer days the bass are heading into prime pre-spawn mode. While most of the area guides are still on the Guadalupe River harassing the trout I decided to do some scouting in preparation for the always crazy March-bass-madness.

I grabbed my 8 year-old daughter Elli and friend Tyler Reisig—a yankee steelheader and southern bass junky—to hit the water in the jetsled for a memorable day of CATCHING and RELEASING. The conditions were perfect with air temperatures hitting near 80, gin-clear water, and river temperatures holding in the mid 60's. Most of our fish came from sub-surface streamers and crawfish patterns fished on my new Rio Stream Tip sinking line. If you haven't tried this line you are missing the mark—this line is incredible. The best part of the day was watching my daughter Elli catch six nice bass on her spinning rod rigged with a crawfish. All-in-all a great day on the water!

If you want to be a part of March-bass-madness of the Colorado River you need to book your trip with All Water Guides Service soon—our calendars are filling up fast!