The middle section of the Colorado is often referred to as the pumphouse section though there is much more of this river to fish.  The pumphouse section goes from the pumphouse put in up by kremmling down to Dotsero and the Eagle river confluence.  There is a decent amount of private land in this area but several designated areas to access it via wading on public land.  Floating this section is often the preferred method.  Go with someone who has gone before and knows the float as there are a few rapids that can be dangerous if you don’t know the path.  Hiring a guide or paying a friend in beers is a great way to get the run down on this section.  This section has the most fish per mile of anywhere on the Colorado river.  Tons of browns and rainbows can be caught on dries, nymphs and streamers.  They get fished to often but receive less overall pressure because the waters are drifted and not waded allowing only a few shots to throw a fly to a trout before moving on.

There are some trophy trout in this section that exceed 20” if you have a good oresman, you can find them.  Most of the fish will be 12” – 16” which is never a bad thing! Enjoy the river and what is has to offer on this section and refer to the map for public access wade areas.