Three Amazing Places to Fly Fish in Colorado
Posted by: admin June 1st, 2016
Here in Summit County, there are many rivers and creeks that serve a purpose as more than just beautiful scenery. Many residents and vacationers take advantage of these waterways by fly-fishing. Whether you’re out fly-fishing on your own or with a guide, these three great fishing areas are conveniently located within thirty-five minutes from our downtown Frisco Lodge bed & breakfast.
One of the popular local spots for fly-fishing is the Blue River. Because the river is small, it is a great river for those looking for a challenge. Catching fish can be difficult in the easily wadable water. The Blue River is also easily accessible -- it starts out from the dam at the Dillon Reservoir and runs about 38 miles to Kremmling. Many people fish the Blue River in Silverthorne near the Outlet Stores.
The Ten Mile Creek is an eight-mile creek that follows I-70 from Copper Mountain to Frisco. It’s easily accessible and not heavily fished which makes it perfect for a family fly-fishing adventure. The lower gradient sections consist of wild trout that can spook easily, so be sure to cast lightly. If you don’t quite have the patience for those pesky little shy trout, give fishing at a higher-gradient section a try. You’ll be catching small trout left and right. Some other fish that live in the Ten Mile Creek include rainbows, Snake River cuts and brookies. Most of the fish will be on the smaller side, which can be great for beginners and children. Larger trout will migrate over from the Dillon reservoir during spawn. There are also beaver ponds along certain areas of the creek.
The Gore Creek, runs straight through Vail along I-70 and the frontage roads. It may seem odd to fish off a creek so close to the highway, but I assure you that the sound of the traffic disappears as you begin to hear the relaxing, rustling of the stream. Waders are a great idea for fishing this narrow, hard-to-access creek because it is lined with lots of brush and trees. This creek is a great opportunity to get away from the bustling downtown of Vail.