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Colorado’s fly fishing secret, stillwater fly fishing is where to go for multiple species and record sizes of fish. Check Minturn Anglers Lake/Stillwater Fishing Reports for what’s happening around Colorado’s multitude of lakes and reservoirs.

Brook Trout Hunter: Believe in the Beaver (Pond)

Brook trout

About Brook Trout In the high country surrounding Minturn, we look for beaver ponds as prime habitat for the species of char known as the brook trout.  Native to the East coast, they were originally stocked over a hundred years ago, and they are supremely adapted to mountain conditions.  They breed so quickly that they do tend to compete with each other for food, which can both make them aggressive feeders and limited in size.   Read More

Piney Lake and Upper Piney River | Fly Fishing Report

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The Piney River Ranch Experience If you haven’t made the trip up to Piney before this should be something to put on your list. The 12 mile drive from Vail takes you gets you off the beaten path, driving through the White River National Forest. Once at Piney Lake, you are met with majestic views of the Gore Range, the lake and a river that winds through open meadows. Piney River Ranch operates the area and offers many activities Read More

How I Spent My Day Off | Hiking and Fly Fishing in Alpine Lakes

Fly Fishing Alpine Lakes

Colorado’s high country fishing season has started. On my day off I went on one of my favorite hikes to Missouri Lakes to check out some high country fishing in the backyard–the Holy Cross Wilderness. While I was at 11,600 ft., I was still surprised to find a large amount of snow on the trail and ice still floating on a third of the uppermost lake. At the this lake, I could still see loads Read More

Stillwater Fly Fishing Report | Black Lakes, Vail pass Colorado

6/26/14-Fishing the Black Lakes on Vail Pass can be rewarding this time of year, with great views of the Gore Range and awesome trout in the lakes.  The Black Lakes is a easy, quick option to get some stillwater fly fishing. If you’re coming from the front range or live up in the high country the Black Lakes are a beautiful option for productive still water fishing. There are two large bodies of water that Read More

Fly Fishing Delaney Butte Lakes – A Guides Perspective

delaney butes lakes fly fishing info

Delaney Butte Lakes State Wild Life Area is located in north west Colorado about a 20 min drive west of  Walden Colorado This 2132 acre SWA contains East Delaney, South Delaney, and North Delaney Butte lakes . Managed as a high quality sport fishing and big game habitat only a habitat stamp is required. High volumes of scuds and crayfish create chances to catch trophy size rainbow, brown, Snake River cutthroat, cutbows, and brook trout. Read More

Fly Fishing Steamboat Lake – A Minturn Anglers Review

fly fishing on steamboat lake

Sitting within Steamboat Lake State Park located just north of Steamboat Springs this 1,060-acre still water offers fantastic fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout. A true gem! Hahn’s peak fills the backdrop over this beautiful lake. Designated as Gold Medal Water by the Colorado Parks and Recreation she is one of only 3 still waters in the state that has earned that title. The elevation here is 8,025 feet making it an ideal place Read More

Wiper on the Fly | Bingham Reservoir

Erin Brown Trout - Dream Stream Minturn Anglers Denver

Bingham Reservoir  Fishing Report: We Need Your Help! -Located in Parker, Bingham was Colorado’s hotspot for targeting Wiper on the fly.  Please leave a comment at the bottom urging Douglas County Parks to create and enforce  bag & size limits for Wiper. View our Bingham Reservoir Photo Gallery to see just how good the fishing was before over harvesting and the lack of regulations. Bingham Reservoir Fishing Conditions & Lake Information The water is a Read More

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