Current Conditions

Smith Fork Near Lazear, Co


    Last Updated: 12/30/16

    • Clarity


    • Water Temperature

      High 30s and low 40s

    • Major Food Organisms


    • Hatches


    Recent Reports

    Fishing Report: North Fork of the South Platte

    Current Conditions: Flows: 113 cfs Clarity: Fair to Good. Geneva Creek is adding some color on warm days Water Temperature: High 30’s Hatches: Midges and winter stoneflies 14 Day Forecast: Look for low flows and technical fishing. Anglers can expect to see sporadic hatches of midges and a few winter stoneflies. Target the traditional winter lies (slow, deep pools) where […]

    About Long Meadow Ranch

    Long Meadow Ranch is located about 50 miles from Denver in Shawnee, Colorado and is comprised of over two miles of private trout waters along the North Fork of the South Platte River. It is just upstream from Boxwood Gulch and offers some of the finest private water fly fishing trips in the state. It is managed by Dan Mauritz, owner of Boxwood Gulch Ranch, for trophy trout fishing.

    Anglers claim that Long Meadow holds some of the biggest fish around! During the summer months stimulators, green drakes, red quill, and hoppers work well while nymphs work well all year long. Long Meadow Ranch is the perfect place to catch the five fish that comprise the Colorado Grand Slam: a rainbow, cutthroat, hybrid cut-bow, brook trout and a brown.

    Water fees (rod fees) to fish this property do not include the Blue Quill Angler Guide Fees
    Give us a call at 800-435-5353 to check availability and rod fees