Rocky Mountain Angling Club Private Water
Minturn Anglers is a guide member of the Rocky Mountain Angling Club
Rocky Mountain Angling Club offers members and there guests (you) exclusive access to quality catch and release fly fishing by way of arrangements with private property owners throughout the Rocky Mountains. Members enjoy access to over 50 premier fly fishing properties in Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Gold medal fishing opportunities abound with access to over 90 miles of rivers and streams and 25 trophy-producing ponds and lakes. To book a day on private water, please call in advance!
Rocky Mountain Angling Club Private Water Locations and Descriptions
Deer Creek: The trophy trout on Deer Creek & Ponds offer members the chance to sight cast to truly large fish. The site contains a series of beaver-dammed ponds and a small flowing creek, all loaded with lunker-sized trout. This property is located 7 miles east of Bailey and is limited to 2 anglers.
Four Mile Creek: Located 2.5 miles southwest of Fairplay, CO, this section of Fourmile Creek contains two stream miles of a creek dotted with beaver ponds. It offers fast action for a large population of wild browns and an occasional rainbow. The property is located 1.3 miles south of Fairplay and 2.1 miles west of the junction of Hwy. 285 and CR 18. Limited to 3 anglers, or four if all in one group.
Arkansas River: Over one mile of year-round river consisting of long runs, riffles, and pocket water. Browns and rainbows in excess of 18 inches have been reported. Lightly rafted with an occasional kayak. The property is located 20 miles south of Leadville and 12.5 miles north of Buena Vista on the east side of Hwy. 24 Limited to 4 anglers.
Lake Fork: Approximately 3/4 mile of the Lake Fork of the Arkansas River, plus another 3/4 mile on Rock and Willow Creeks. This tailwater of Turquoise Lake averages 25 feet in width and offers one of the most spectacular vistas of all our tracts. Good population of Browns to 18 inches and a few cutthroats over 18 inches. Rock and Willow Creeks are much smaller and offer heavy willow cover and some beaver pond-type water.
This property is located 4 miles SW of Leadville, less than two hours from Denver. Limited to 2 anglers.
Michigan Creek At Crazy Elk: Contains one-half mile grass banks, riffles, and a plethora of deep bend pools. The creek contains a strong population of browns, brooks, and a few rainbows. This property is located 2 1/2 miles south of Jefferson on State Hwy. 285. Limited to 2 anglers.
Tarryall Creek: Four plus miles of Upper Tarryall Creek, averaging 10 feet in width. Endless bends and runs with deep holes, cutbanks and beaver ponds with excellent cover. Browns are dominant and range to over 16 inches. Easy stream to fish with dries. A tremendous fish population for its size. Great for kids! The ranch is located east of Hwy. 285, south of the town of Jefferson and north of Fairplay in South Park. There are two parking areas off two different county roads servicing the upper and lower sections.
Limited to 4 anglers.
Tarryall Creek Tailwater: An outstanding 4-mile section beginning just below the outlet of Tarryall Reservoir. The property offers rocky pocket water to a winding meadow stream. Throughout are browns and rainbows in the 10 to 14 inch size, and some even larger. A good dryfly stream with intense summer hatches and consistent clear flows.The ranch is located along County Road 77, 18 miles southeast of Hwy. 285 at Jefferson and 22 miles northwest of the CR 77 juncture with Hwy. 24. Limited to 3 anglers, or 2 groups of 2 each.
Fourmile Creek near Cripple Creek: Located between the towns of Cripple Creek and Canon City, Fourmile Creek runs through a scenic gorge called Helena Canyon. This 10- to 15-foot wide stream is a unique wild brown trout fishery often available to our members 12 months a year. The browns, along with a few rainbows, average around 12 inches although some larger trout reach 16 to 18 inches. Dry fly fishing in February is a real possibility on Fourmile Creek. 16 miles north of Canon City or 8 miles south of Cripple Creek Limited to2 anglers.
Tarryall Creek at Lazy River Ranch: This creek traverses a mile and a half of willow dotted meadow and has an amazingly varied habitat ideal for trout. A textbook creek with pools, riffles, flats, cutbanks, runs and pocket water. Browns and rainbows from 8 to 12 inches with larger trout in the prime lies. There are also some big pike waiting for your 8-weight and streamers. A-10 is 4 miles downstream of our A-8 property and approximately 6.5 miles below Tarryall Reservoir or 22.5 miles on CR 77 from Jefferson. From Lake George on CR 77 the property is approximately 25 miles. 3 anglers or 2 groups of 2 each.
Middle Fork of the South Platte: This 1 1/4 mile stretch of the Middle Fork of the South Platte averages 20 to 25 feet in width and and contains good numbers of browns and rainbows ranging from 9 to 13 inches. Some larger browns can also be caught, especially during the months of September and October. The ranch is located 3.1 miles north of Hartsel, approximately 1 1/2 hours SW of Denver.Limited to 2 anglers.
DD Ranch Premier Bass Lake: Largemouth bass to 6 pounds but averaging 3- to 4-pounds and pan fish galore populate this 12-foot deep, 7-acre lake. Flyfishers accustomed to trout fishing but wanting to break into warmwater fishing will find the DD Ranch a lovely and unintimidating place to do so. Bring your float tube and your 8-weight rod for great fun. Located near Fort Lupton, this property is an easy drive from Denver, Greeley or Loveland. From Denver drive north on Hwy. 85. The property is off country roads 28 and 23. 4 anglers or more if all in one group.
Lower Michigan Creek: This scenic ranch in South Park affords two miles of pure meadow stream fishing for browns, rainbows and brook trout. Meandering through fields of grass and native cinquefoil, the creek averages 10 to 15 feet in width. It is easy to wade with a stream bottom of gravel and sand although some bend pools are as deep as six feet. Located a little more than an hour’s drive from southwest Denver, this section of Michigan Creek is approximately 2.2 miles from Jefferson off of Litmer Road. 2 anglers or 3 if all in one group.
Silver Valley Lakes: This ranch contains a beautiful 4-acre lake full of brookies, Snake River cutthroats, rainbows, and Donaldson Steelheads. Many of the fish are very large, with some approaching five pounds. If you fish the property before July, you can view the owners’ famous “ice mountain.” The property is located just west of Silver Plume, less than an hour from Denver. Limited to 3 anglers. A higher number is permitted if in one group.
Clear Creek Ranch: Contains 1/2 mile of the 30 foot wide Clear Creek, which can usually be fished year-round. It has been well managed by the owners and contains good populations of rainbows and browns averaging 10-14 inches, with a few rainbows approaching 20 inches. The property is located about 2 miles east of Georgetown, just 45 minutes from Denver. Limited to 2 anglers. Up to 4 anglers permitted if in one group.
Empire Lake: This beautiful 5-acre lake is perfect for belly boating for rainbows, browns, and brook trout. It has been reported that some of the browns are very large. The lake ranges from 15 feet deep to nice, shallow flats for feeding trout. The property is located approximately 40 minutes west of Denver, just south of the town of Empire. Limited to 3 anglers.
Big Thompson River: The Bein Mountain Ranch contains about ½ mile of the 30-40 foot wide Big Thompson River. Good numbers of wild rainbows, as well as cutbows and browns thrive in this river, most in the 10-12 inch range and some exceeding 18 inches.This property is located between Estes Park and Drake, approximately 1 1/2 hours northwest of Denver. Limited to 2 anglers, or 3 if in one group.
Private water additional charge starts from $50.
Book your Rocky Mountain Angling Club trip using the button below but first select your guide trip (Walk & Wade or Float) and then add your private water selection in the note dialog box.