Fly Fishing in Winter Park, CO
The true Fly-Fisher has great respect for this old & classic sport as well as the pristine lcoations it allows this sport to take them. Winter Park, Grand County, CO provides these men & women some of the most impeccable flyfishing opportunities in Colorado.
Gold Medal Waters
Finding that perfect backcountry stream, lakes or river for flyfishing is not difficult in Colorado – and of course, once you find your spot you’ll be fishing for trout: brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout.
There are two long stretches of the Colorado River, between Granby and State Bridge, that have been deemed “Gold Medal Waters”.
“The upper segment extends from the confluence of the Fraser River and the Colorado River down to where Troublesome Creek dumps into the Colorado, River a little over four-and-a-half miles east of Kremmling.
The second begins at Canyon Creek, which pours into the Colorado River a short distance northeast of Pumphouse Recreation Area, all the way west past the Grand County line to Rock Creek, just south of McCoy in Eagle County.” – Sky High News
These “Gold Medal Waters” are established by the following: They can produce 60 pounds of trout per acre, and Wt least twelve 14″ or larger trout per acre.
Fishing for the Details
A Colorado fishing license is required for every fisherman over 16 years old. Children under 16 don’t need a fishing license but may take only half the legal limit.
Finding a knowledgeable outfitter who can get you to the best places in the area can be found by visiting one of Grand County’s Fly Fishing Stores:
- Mo Henry’s Trout Shop – Winter Park, CO
- Winter Park Flyfisher – Fraser, CO
- Rocky Mountain Outfitters – Sulphur Springs, CO
- Kirks Fly Shop – Grand Lake, CO