Colorado’s rivers and lakes flow rampant with cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, mountain whitefish, kokanee salmon, and so much more. With prime fly fishing season just around the corner, fishermen all over the country are getting ready for lazy afternoons wading in the rivers, enjoying lunch along the banks, and reeling in their next big catch. If joining in on the fly fishing season is on your to-do list, then you will want to know these facts on how to make the most of your Breckenridge fly fishing trip.
As one of the most beautiful waterways in Colorado, it’s no wonder Blue River is an extremely popular fly fishing location. The Upper Blue is the portion of the river located closest to Breckenridge and there are plenty of access points for you to use, but the famed fly fishing stretch is located just below Lake Dillon. In this location, trout over 24-inches long can be caught and is even one of the few places you can round up Mysis shrimp for your own liking or to use as free bait.
Also known as the “Dream Stream,” the South Platte River holds approximately 4,000 fish per mile, and catching a whopper over 20 inches is not uncommon. Since this river is so heavily populated with trout, it brings in many fly fishermen daily, especially during the warmer seasons. So if you are looking for peaceful solitude, this may not be the river for you. However, it’s a great place if you enjoy company, making friends with fellow fishermen, and a relatively easy chance at catching your next prize.
The Colorado River is the state’s most cherished body of water and provides great fishing opportunities all year round. The deep pools formed by the river’s currents are the homes of many brown and rainbow trout, and you can guarantee that no matter where you fish on the river, you will receive a stunning view. For Breckenridge fly fishing, the Upper Colorado River is the most accessible and, contrary to popular belief, these waters are actually quite shallow and easy to wade in.
As much as we wish the waters of Colorado were easy to predict, Mother Nature has her own plans. Since the currents, weather, and amount of fish can change very quickly, it’s important to know the conditions of which river you want to fish in before you go. Breckenridge Outfitters provides a live-conditions report on their website through where you can find the status of the river flows, helpful and relevant tips, and also what most people are catching at that very moment.
For those who are just starting to learn the ways of becoming an expert angler or looking for a little more adventure, joining a guide may be the best option for your Breckenridge fly fishing trip. Breckenridge Outfitters are the number one Orvis endorsed fly fishing outfitter in the country and last year won number one Orvis shop in the world!
Offering year round guides for every experience level, Breckenridge Outfitters provides great customer service as well as full equipment use and transportation during your fly fishing trip. Whether you’re looking for a half day experience or an overnight float trip, Breckenridge Outfitters has exactly what you’re looking for.
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