Archuleta Creek is a small but noteable tributary of Cochetopa Creek which is a noteable fishery of Tomichi Creek and the Gunnison River. Archuleta is a small meadow stream and is very similar to all the creeks in the area. mostly open meadows with little to get hung up on when you cast, it’s an easy place to cast, provided you can land it in the river. Mostly only 7ft wide or smaller, it’s a tiny creek that works best when fished from your knees and with a longer cast. The […]
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Browns creek, despite its name, is a brook trout fishery that gives anglers a chance to get a good hike in for the day on either little browns creek trail or browns creek trail off 272 with miles of public water to fish. The water is small giving you a chance to sneak up on wild brook trout using bow and arrow casts with single dry fly presentations. Short and small 2wt – 4wt is all you need for these creeks and a subtle presentation. Fly selection isn’t very important, […]
Brush creek is a small feeder creek of the Lower Eagle that gets looked over easily. It holds a good amount of trout throughout the year and fishes best in spring and summer, but can fish well in fall as larger browns move out of the Eagle into the stream. There is a designated parking area that yields access to the Eagle and confluence of Brush Creek that has some fish in it and other sections up above that are worth exploring as well. If you aren’t having luck on […]
A small creek full of brook trout, tanglewood creek is a short drive past Conifer up Deer creek road. When the road dead ends, you can park and hike up along deer creek and on the right you’ll soon find tanglewood creek, a tributary of deer creek. Tight quarters and small fish make this a place to easily find solitude most days and with it so close to the front range it’s a good place to get away for a half day or full day trip. Deer creek is arguably […]
Mosquito creek gets it’s name correctly in the spring and early summer, but as the weather dries up, you can get some fun brook trout fishing in on a creek in Fairplay. It meets the middle fork of the south platte in Alma and heading up to the mosquito mountain range is not only scenic but good fishing as well.
Standard dries and any well presented flies will find some trout. make the tough casts last and the easy casts first cause if you get hung up, you’ll spook the hole […]
St Louis Creek is another great small creek option for the winter park area on the upper colorado river basin. The creek is diverse in it’s scenery and waters and has beaver dams, fast water, willow lined banks and open meadow areas as it makes its way downstream into the town of Fraser and connects with the fraser river itself.
Though you get some pressure in the more accessible spots, with a little effort you can avoid people all day and not see a soul. Slowly wading up the river in […]
The South Fork of Clear Creek is a small but fun stream to fish. Accessible from Guanella pass, you can fish near the campgrounds as well as a few points on the way upstream. The river is small so you don’t’ need anything above a 4 wt and a stealthy, drag free cast to find fish. If a dead drift doesn’t work, try skating the fly, brook trout love a little movement on the fly.
Clear Creek in general is an excellent place for beginners both because of the number of […]
Ohio Creek and the surrounding small creeks make up a bunch of places for you to find some excellent water. Access is private land in the lower sections but once you get to national forest, things open up and there are rainbow and brook trout throughout the drainages. Mill creek provides access to the upper west elk wilderness area and miles of small creek waters. Ohio creek will allow you to drive a loop up and around back to crested butte giving you a great scenic drive with some fishing […]
Fall River is an excellent little river with fishing as good as the views. Lots of eager brook trout await a well presented fly. The fish can be spooky as flows get low, but there are not many big fish in this river so using 5x or 6x is recommended. The main sections that are fishable are easy hike in access to meadowy winding rivers. The trout are in every area of the river so explore and be stealthy and you’ll have a great day enjoying the wildlife, views and […]
The Bear River near Yampa is a little hidden gem most don’t know about. You pass a lot of good water to get to it, but if you’re looking for a new river to explore, this one is worth the trip. There are some nice fish in this river but they can be tough to fool. Good presentation is key. The smaller fish will make your fishing trip worth it, but the larger fish are worth hunting. Cover water and be stealthy and you’ll find a great day on the […]
East Inlet is a gem of a hike and fish creek. Right next to RMNP, you can fish upstream for brook trout and access some pristine high mountain lakes. You won’t catch any monsters in the creek, but the scenery, fish count and exercise is hard to beat.
The Slate river is a fun little creek that has some great habitat and a fun place to throw a line. Easy access above crested butte with miles of fishable water makes it a great place to spend a day or afternoon when in the area. Fish are smaller, but there are some fun places to cast and enjoy. Be careful to protect these waters by rinsing boots ahead of time as it is an area where critical research is done on entomology and introducing invasive species would be detrimental […]