Fish the West End

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The West End of Montrose County offers water options for the adventurous angler. On the San Miguel River from below Placerville to the Highway 90 Bridge offers access, the upper section pairs water access with BLM Campsites, with two campistes …

The Fryingpan and Roaring Fork Rivers

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Located in Central Colorado the Fryingpan and Roaring Fork Rivers are legendary waters for the trout fisherman. At 42 miles in length, the Fryingpan provides multiple opportunities for the angler, quiet streams above Ruedi Reservoir, excellent lake fishing on the …

Fish the Crystal River

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The Crystal River is one of the tributaries of the Roaring Fork River in Western Colorado. From the north side of Schofield Pass in Gunnison County, the Crystal flows through the ghost town of Crystal City to Marble. At Marble …

Fish the Lower Colorado River

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The lower section of the Colorado River provides fishing opportunities year round, with Spring through Fall being the most productive. It is important to note, as the River flows west, the water temperatures increase, and one can find warm water …

Fish Grand Mesa Three

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The Grand Mesa Scenic Byway, at 63 miles in length, travels northwest across the top of the Mesa providing the only paved access to fishing streams and lakes. The Mesa hosts a total of seven trout species. Wildlife includes moose, …

Fish the Grand Mesa

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The Grand Mesa, located just 35 miles northwest of Montrose, and a prominent landmark from both Grand Junction and Delta, is the worlds largest flat-topped mountain. With over 300 lakes and trout streams, this mesa provides multiple opportunities for fishing. …

Fish the Grand Mesa Two

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The Grand Mesa, located about 40 miles east of Grand Junction and 35 miles northwest of Montrose boasts over 300 lakes and streams in it’s 500 square miles area. This is the second Fish the Grand Mesa Guide. Basecamp Palisade …

Fish the Cimarron River

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The Cimarron River, with a length of 22 miles until it flows into the Gunnison River, offers options for both lake and stream fishing. With Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brook, and even Tiger Trout, the Cimarron offers excellent fishing. The upper forks …

Fish Lake City

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The Lake Fork begins at Sloan Lake in the northern San Juan Mountains. The River is 64.7 miles in length flowing through Lake San Cristobal on it’s way to Blue Mesa Reservoir. Fishing on the Lake Fork is from Spring …

Fishing with Flies

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The first to describe the use of artificial bait, in insect form for catching fish was Claudius Aelianus (175-235 CE) in his book De Natura Animalium: …they have planned a snare for the fish, and get the better of them …