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  • April 6, 2024

    Fishing Report - Williams Fork

    The Williams Fork River is a top-notch fishery of its own. This beautiful fishery is nestled between the Williams Peaks and Middle Park and is truly a fly-fishing paradise. The two-mile stretch between the upper boundary of the Kemp Unit and the confluence of the Colorado River is a mixture or riffles, runs, and pocket water with one of the best populations of brown trout in the “west”. A 30-minute hike to the river keeps the crowds to a minimum. Anglers can catch trout with a variety of methods including nymphs, streamers, and dry flies. The hatches include caddis, blue-winged olives, midges, Tricos, and red quills. Being a tributary of the Colorado River-spring and fall-spawn runs bring some “lunkers” into the stream. Ideal flows for the “Fork” are between 100 and 250 cfs. The regulations are flies and lures only and all fish must be returned to the water immediately.

    The Williams Fork is one of the prettiest places on the planet. This Williams Fork is proof that trout don't live in ugly places.
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  • December 9, 2023

    Arkansas River Fishing Report

    March 9, 2024 The river flow is within the optimal flow range for resident trout populations (250-400 cfs at Wellsville) and is incredibly wadeable everywhere at these flows, offering tremendous access for wade fishermen.  Expect shady areas of the river...

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  • December 9, 2023

    Fishing Report - Colorado River - Parshall

    The Colorado River begins its journey in Rocky Mountain National Park and heads west offering anglers several opportunities to sample this great stream. Near the small community of Granby is the confluence of the Fraser River. At this point the river is a meandering, meadow stream flowing through lush ranchland and the river remains this way until it hit Byers Canyon. Byers Canyon is only about 3/4 mile long and this section is tough to negotiate, especially during higher flows. Below Byers Canyon the river is “as good as it gets” with many access points including Paul Gilbert, Lone Buck, Kemp-Breeze, Sun Set Ranch, Powers Unit, Reeder Creek and the Pump House to Radium stretch. The Colorado is lined with cottonwood trees and willows and is a dry fly paradise. Anglers can expect to catch a mixed bag of both browns and rainbows. The regulations in this area are flies and lures only and all fish must be returned to the water immediately.

    Fishing the Colorado River should be on everyone's bucket list. Whether you're a walk/wade fisherman or prefer float-fishing, this river has something for everyone!

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  • December 9, 2023

    Fishing Report - Bear Creek

    Bear Creek, with its headwaters at the base of Mt. Evans, flows east through the towns of Evergreen and Morrison and eventually into the South Platte River.  In the Mt. Evans State Wildlife Area, Bear Creek provides good fishing for wild brook trout.  Between Mt. Evans SWA and the town of Evergreen the stream lies mostly on private property.  From Evergreen Lake downstream to the town of Morrison Bear Creek provides good fishing for wild brown trout and stocked rainbow trout.  There is good public access in this section, with parks managed by Denver Mountain Parks and Jeffco Open Space.
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  • December 9, 2023

    Fishing Report - Clear Creek

    Clear Creek, with its headwaters at the foot of the Continental Divide, flows east through the towns of Georgetown and Idaho Springs and eventually into the South Platte River.  From Georgetown downstream to the town of Golden, Clear Creek provides good fishing for wild brown trout.  Between Georgetown and State Highway 40 the stream lies mostly on private property.  There is good public access from Highway 40 downstream to Golden, with land owned by Clear Creek Open Space and Jeffco Open Space.
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  • December 9, 2023

    Fishing Report - Blue River

    The Blue certainly is a beautiful as they come, and gives visiting anglers a real sense of Colorado. It’s a tough river at times, but a good challenge will always make you a better fly-fisherman. The water is extremely cold coming off the bottom of Lake Dillon. This cold water dictates and controls the feeding window of the trout. It’s not a great morning fishery, but as the water gradually warms up throughout the day, the fishing improves dramatically. The upper stretches of the Blue (from the base of the dam through Silverthorne) holds trophy trout, fattening up on Mysis Shrimp from the lake above. The water is gin clear requiring perfect presentations. Down stream the river changes back in a typical mountain trout stream with a diverse insect life. Several tributaries inter the river before it spills into Green Mountain Reservoir.
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