Salida, Colorado – Fishing Small Water

Salida, Colorado, is known as the heart of the Rockies. It is also known for its world class white-water rafting and fly-fishing on the Arkansas River. Several hot springs grace the area, as well as up to fifteen mountains over 14,000 feet to climb, world-class four-wheeling, zip-lining, rock climbing, etc. These features draw lots of …

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Trappers Lake & Northwest Colorado Fishing – Rainbows and Cutthroat Trout

Plans were to fish at Trapper’s Lake, near Meeker, Colorado. We planned to stay in a cabin near the trailhead to the lake (only a half-mile hike), rent a canoe or boat, and catch lots of native cutthroat trout. The reality of high winds for all three days of the trip kept us from fishing …

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Jefferson Lake Colorado- High Mountain Fishing in the Summer

The best time to get out fishing is well...anytime, but the summer at the Colorado high mountain lakes is remarkable. The weather is crisp and cool and the fish are biting. Jefferson lake in mid-June was no exception. The lake was recently stocked. We caught several beautiful Rainbow and Cutbow Trout with an average size …

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Colorado Fall Fishing – Jefferson Lake in Pike National Forest

The beginning of the fall season in September is always an exciting time of year. Actually, fall is my favorite season!  The leaves are changing in the Colorado mountains and the weather is turning cool and crisp. It feels good to step outside with that cool breeze hitting your face as you take pictures of …

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Backpacking & Fishing Elk Creek – San Juan National Forest – Colorado

Elk Creek is one of our favorite places to backpack and fish. We have been fishing and backpacking here for several years and have never been disappointed in the fishing or outdoor experience. It is located in the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado near Antonito.  The trail is moderate with a steep rocky …

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