There are many Colorado High Country locations that hold trout. Most of the trails that lead into the high country go to high mountain lakes. There are also many small streams that flow freely through the mountains and also hold good numbers of fish. For the small fly rod enthusiast, you can enjoy never seeing another fisherman and catching all your fish on dry flies. Stop by the shop and ask for some ideas. Many locations in the Colorado high country are only available to fish for roughly 90 days per year due to snow and other difficult weather conditions. In general the 4th of July is the starting date for accessing more remote areas with most of the snowpack receding to only the highest elevations.
Homestake Creek is good option for early Spring season when the High Country is not quite available. Stop by the shop for some advice on how to fish this small creek. Need a guide? We provide Guided Fishing Trips daily, even throughout the winter. Let us show you some tips to catching fish by hiring a guide for the day.
Reporter: Ray Kyle
Report Date: November 12, 2018
Current Conditions:The High Country is a great place to chase native cutthroat and brook trout. The lakes and the streams up high are a great way to spend the day or a few nights fishing and enjoying the beauty. The fish in the high country are usually very eager to take dry flies off the surface. Take a hike or a long drive and see what the mountains have to offer. Check out Deep Lake off of Colorado River Rd., Nolan Lake near Fulford, Missouri Lakes near Homestake, Turquoise Lakes and Beaver Lake near Beaver Creek Resort, Booth Lake and Gore Lake near Vail and any lake on the Flat Tops. Come in and ask us more about these “hidden” treasures. It's a good idea to wear bright colors (ie, blaze orange hat) this time of year due to hunting season being open now.
Guide Tip: Dry flies are key in the high country. Use attractor patterns to trigger rises.
Hatches: Mayflies, Caddis, Stoneflies, and Terrrestrials
Recommended Files: Small streamers, flashy attractor nymphs, bushy attractor dry flies