BlackRubi previously posted:
"If anyone knows how badly that area took a hit (near the fish hatchery) or how the fishing in the river was affected, that info would be greatly appreciated as well."
The hatchery is up in the canyon way beyond the burn area, it wasn't affected. Surprisingly enough though, even in the burn area, the trees along side the river/Hwy 14 and in the campgrounds were untouched through most of it.
After they reopened it I never fished the section in the burn area, that huge rain they had after the fire washed down all the ash and it lined the banks, I couldn't see any fish surviving that or being able to hold in it, which was confirmed by the later fishing reports from St Peter's Fly Shop in Ft Collins.
As for the fishing outside the burn area last year, it sucked. The lack of run off had some to do with it, but I think it's largely contributed to them screwing with the flows so much (that happened the year prior too). Although I did see some decent trip reports posted on other forums last year that contradicted what I experienced, so maybe the "gods" decided it was time to share the wealth based on my previous epic trips I had the years before!