Anthracite Creek is a great little creek that doesn’t get much traffic or publicity. To get there, you have to pass over dozens of excellent fishing rivers and most don’t have the patience. While the rivers that get in the way are likely better fishing, you can experience some solitude and likely a new river that you haven’t fished before. For anglers who have fished most of the major rivers in CO and are looking for something new, that still gives you options to fish other great rivers if this […]
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If you’re wanting a challenge and are new to fly fishing, this is the right place for you. Basic knowledge of bugs and fly fishing skills will get it done here but it isn’t a walk in the park. Experienced anglers will find this creek very rewarding by having the chance to catch both brook and brown trout on dry flies. Dry fly fishing will be the name of the game here and the fish will be looking up. Basic dry fly patterns will work here, examples are purple haze, elk […]
Derby Creek of the Colorado river is another creek that offers solitude. This creek holds pocket water, big rocks, and a decent amount of water running through it. This means not only endless holes and pocket water but chances at some small creek big fish. By big, I mean around 16 inches but who doesn’t love a 16 inch trout? A fun technique for this river would be a double dry rig. A good setup is using a bigger attractor dry for the first fly, Royal Wulff, Chubby Chernobyl, Stimulator, etc. Next, add […]
Beaver Creek of the Gunnison River will truly be your next epic Adventure. This section of water offers riffles, bouldery, and meandering sections. You will most likely find solitude here among the varying wilderness landscape. There’s rumors of a special strain of trout here and who doesn’t love a new trout off breed? A good way to approach this creek is with the dry-dropper Combo. Start with a dry fly either, imitative or attractor, then add two feet of tippet to the hook (give or take). Next put on a dropper, normally a bead head weighted […]
Upper Frying Pan lower section offers a good practice ground for those searching for a place to hone their skills in. While the Frying Pan is known for it’s big fish and the crowds following them, most people fail to go above the reservoir to avoid the crowds. On this section, you can fish big boulders, meadow sections, pocket water, riffle sections, and many more. If you’re wanting a secluded day with productive fishing and beautiful views, this is your section of the Frying Pan. When approaching this section of river, […]
Cebolla creek requires a decent amount of driving to access, but the beauty of this small stream is hard to beat. The ability to catch wild and eager browns, rainbows, cutthroat and brook trout all in a day is exciting and with all the ample camping nearby and great scenery and wildlife, this place should be on your list for exploring.
Cebolla Creek is an amazing little stream. This creek not only has some good water flowing through it, but endless types of water to fish. There are riffle sections, pocket […]
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 […]
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 […]