The Warmwater-Coldwater Connection

Conservation: Let's take a look at the surprising way that warmwater can support coldwater fisheries

Fly fishing in western Wyoming
Releasing a trout from a secluded western Wyoming tailwater

February 2023

Maybe it’s because we’re rooted at the Eastern gates of the Rocky Mountains, but around here warmwater fishing takes a backseat to coldwater fishing. Trout are the top dog, and in our estimation, much of the West is the same way. Often, warmwater stretches of river are just completely overlooked. But stretches of warmwater rivers provide surprising ecological importance for coldwater species.