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Three of us fished this property on 11/15/22. We knew with the significant changes in temps that fishing would be difficult. The air temps barely hit 40 and the water temp was 38. We were able to land a handful of smaller browns on size 18-22 midge patterns. The challenge with winter fishing this property at these flows-330, is there is not much deep slow holding water. With that said, this property has about a half dozen excellent runs and the views of the Collegiate Peaks are stunning. The river access is very easy, the signage was excellent, and the property was very tidy. As others have reviewed, this would be a great place to fish summer through fall.
Nice water and very accessible on both sides. Surprisingly fish were not hanging in the deep aquarium like pools but in non-descript un-fishy looking water. Some nice 16 inch fish all caught nymphing with small nymphs. The pond was filled with huge trout but really did not want flies as they were pellet fed and really were waiting for the pellet machine to start feeding. A pellet fly would work just fine I assume.
I would recommend this property.
10/27/22 Colorado Cliffs. Beautiful water and property. It's nice big water that cannot all be reached by wading but certainly enough of it to keep one busy for the day. Tried fishing with streamers but had all the luck with small nymphs.
Though my son and I were there for some late fall fly fishing we had a great time on this beautiful property !
The fish we caught were health browns and rainbows!
Beautiful location! We will plan to make it back here for another day !!
We attempted to fish beat 1. The water flow was so insufficient that the river was only a trickle with ponds between the running areas; however, the water temperature (my guess - I did not have a thermometer) must have approached the upper 60’s. We tried this area and caught several fish-chubbs, I think. As we traveled downstream towards the end of our beat, we approached the confluence of the Encampment River. The sound of a strong water flow attracted my attention enough that I ventured onto beat 2-there were no fishermen there. The Encampment river was flowing strongly and enticed my desire to fish on beat two. I traveled back to my vehicle and tried to call the owner to inquire if we could fish beat 2 - no answer. After careful consideration, I decided that beat 2 was off limits for me on this day so we packed up and left - 11:30 AM.
It is my opinion that the owner/operator should have informed me prior to my visit that the beat that I picked (sight unseen) was unfishable and should have offered another area to fish.