The brown trout are becoming active in North Delaney Lake and can be caught with stripping leeches, crayfish and wooly buggers. The Reservoir is open to boating but the water level is approximately 35' below full pool and is dropping. KiowaCountyPress.net may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Standard baits under a float: PowerBait, 'crawlers, waxworms, and mealworms, will work for both trout and yellow perch. As water temperatures continue to drop, anglers will find fish, especially trout, higher in the water column. The boat ramp is currently open and ANS inspections are completed daily 8am-4pm.Lake Trinidad, As of 10/7/2020, Braden Baker with Ark Anglers writes, "with flows in the low 200 cfs range, fish are able to spread throughout the river rather than being congregated out along the edges that you'll find during higher flows. The slow death rig with chartreuse spinner and worm harness at 15'-25' on the northeast shoreline has produced walleye. Highline Lake has closed to boating for the 2020 season. The sites are nice but a bit close together for a state campground. Reservoirs in southern and eastern Nebraska are typically are too warm for cool-water northern pike, but Wanahoo is relatively new and has some pike habitat now. The North/Marina boat ramp is currently open and ANS inspections are available Su.-Th., 8am-4pm; Fr.-Sa., 7am-9pm.Stagecoach Reservoir, As of 9/30/2020, Lake John Resort reports "activity at the Delaney Lakes has continued to increase. https://www.fishingwithbernie.com/weekly-fishing-reports Williams Fork Reservoir, As of 10/4/2020, Sam, a Fishing with Bernie guide, writes that "lake trout can be found in 30' to 50' of water and the bite has been decent. Sponsored by. For anglers fishing from boats, be aware that water levels are down, there are unmarked hazards, and there are large Eurasian watermilfoil mats on the southeast corner of Martin Lake near the spillway. There has also been good conditions for northern pike fishing as well, especially with top water action." Anglers should arrive at the lake early for the best fishing. Snagging kokanee are permitted on Ridgway Reservoir until 12/31/2020. Fishing Stagecoach reservoir is known for its fast growing, hard fighting rainbows that average in length from 14-to-18 inches. Fishing Report for: Jul 4th, 2020. "Jackson Gulch Reservoir, As of 10/8/2020, kokanee salmon have made their way into the Gunnison. Despite the slow conditions, the kokanee salmon snagging season opened on 9/1/2020 and is expected to pick up within the next week or so. Lake trout are spawning, so look for stacks of fish on humps and points in 30' to 50' of water. The Heeney Marina boating site is open daily 7am to 7pm. The lake trout bite has slowed down but they are still catchable until mid-day. Stagecoach Reservoir is located south of Steamboat Springs in the Yampa Valley. The park is located in Oak Creek, which is … https://www.fishingwithbernie.com/weekly-fishing-reportsGrand Lake, As of 10/4/2020, Fishing with Bernie guides report that "rainbow trout are eating bait and small spoons along the shorelines. Leaves are changing, brown trout are spawning, and temperatures are dropping. Hand launched watercraft may be launched from the boat ramp Monday - Sunday 7am-5pm." There have been no reports for other species. Vega Reservoir, As of 9/19/2020, it was reported that Stagecoach Reservoir continues to have slow fishing. Rapala's, tub jigs, leeches, chironomids, damsels, ants, beetles and crayfish patterns in 15-20' of water has been best during the day across all three lakes." Touted by many experts as "Colorado's best rainbow trout fishery," this nationally recognized fishery allows for year round access to over three thousand fish per river mile. Anglers have had the most success among trout, carp and walleye. Dress warmly and good luck! Inlet Bay and Satanka ramps are closed for the season. Colorado Fishing Report: States. The North Shore Main Boat Ramp and ANS Inspection Station is open from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset and the decontamination station is open between the hours of 7am and 5pm only. With a strong trout population, the pike have grown, some as large as 35 to 46 inches and weigh up to 30 pounds (Stagecoach is home to the current Colorado Northern Pike record of 46.5" 30lbs. Recent surface temperature measurements have range between 55 to 57 degrees. Ramp hours are 7AM to 7PM. The Elk is pretty well frozen over. Caryn Feil with a brown trout from Stagecoach Reservoir. The marina provides fishing & camping supplies and boat rentals. Switch to smaller dry mayfly imitations if you encounter a hatch. There are many bodies of water across the state that allow kokanee snagging for this limited time of the year. Surface temp is 57 in the main body. Williams Fork - Water capacity is 88%. The tailwater section below Stagecoach Dam is catch and release only and is restricted to fishing with artificial flies and lures. Few boats have been seem on the water. Park staff note that the park is experiencing high visitation and heavy boating usage. An angler noted that were able to pull in two northern pike on dynamic pink and chrome Rat-L-Trap. Staff at Eleven Mile State Park note that the "latest Toxic Algae test showed that we are back to Dangerous level as of 09/28/20. An angler reported that fish were likely feeding on an abundance of shad available. Smallmouth bass have been found among rocks and grass beds during the heat of the day. There isn't a lot to do at stagecoach unless you like boating or fishing. Reports are coming in daily from both shore and boat anglers having success equally. Over 6,000 1.5 lb rainbow trout were stocked into each lake earlier in the spring." The agency manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. Stagecoach Reservoir. Nymphs are very active mid-day through early afternoon, sizes #18-22, on sunny days. It’s really winter, and there remains a high risk with traveling as well as the urgency to be prepared. The customer can choose between Stagecoach Reservoir, Steamboat Lake, Pearl Lake and the ultra private waters of Catamount. Stagecoach State Park- Colorado State Parks. Big brown trout can be caught on streamers this time of year. A year-round destination, the park makes a great base camp to explore the variety of festivals, sports, activities, and attractions of the area. Finally, anglers are pulling in the biggest fish at North Delaney Lake but the activity is the slowest of the three lakes. Lake Navajo, As of 10/8/2020, the staff at Ridgway Reservoir report that fishing has been slow. Work small tubes or grubs tipped with sucker meat tight to the bottom. Pueblo Reservoir, As of 10/5/2020, fishing is good at Lake Trinidad. According to the US Forest Service, "all trailered and motorized watercraft are only allowed from 7am to 5pm Thursdays through Sundays when CPW is performing aquatic nuisance species inspections. The surface water temperature was recently recorded at 63 degrees. As of 9/19/2020, it was reported that Stagecoach Reservoir continues to have slow fishing. There are two fishing piers on the lake, one of which is accessible, as well as two boat ramps. Northern pike are moving into shallower water in the mid-day into sun. Stagecoach Reservoir. If one is not enough, make sure to look at SFA’s exclusive “Trifecta” package. Brown trout should be spawning and can be found in shallow water." Larimer County notes that the South Bay ramp is open "Oct. 1-16: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 7 days a week; starting Oct. 17: 8 am- 4 pm, 7 days a week; closed Thanksgiving Day, November 26." They noted that they were able to reel in both lake trout and brown trout on a combination trigging off the bottom and pulling in jerkbaits. Some trout have been caught measuring between 18-20". Stocked trout are not picky and will be easy to catch by any legal method using a fly, lure, or bait. Trout action from boats is fair to good trolling with crawlers and spoons. Located just 20 miles south of Steamboat Springs, Stagecoach Reservoir offers excellent fishing for trout and large (seriously large) northern pike. Best time of day to fish: mid morning. As of 10/4/2020, the public dock is completely out of the water due to low water level. Lake trout are starting their spawn and small grubs and spoons tipped with sucker meat have been working very well in rocky areas 40'-70' deep." Friday to Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fish species: Trout. Generally speaking, fishing in the morning, around dusk, and during cooler/cloudy days has led to more productive fishing and is less stressful on the fish. Stagecoach State Park sets the stage for great recreation in the lush Yampa Valley by Steamboat Springs. Anglers have mostly been able to pull in brown trout on nightcrawlers. Stagecoach State Park has plenty of camping... Stagecoach Reservoir Stocking 2017 to 2019. The boat ramp has been reduced to one lane and is open daily, 8am to 4pm. Worms, PowerBait, and salmon eggs seem to be the most productive baits when fishing off the bottom for trout species. As of 8/10/2020, a recent report from an angler indicates that Blue Mesa Reservoir has not been fishing well among any species. The West boat ramp is closed on Wednesdays.Cherry Creek Reservoir, As of 10/4/2020, Quincy Reservoir is closed September 28- October 9th for a water quality improvement project. The lake page you are viewing is showing limited information. The reservoir is open for boating with two boat ramps and ANS inspections stations open daily from 6am-10 pm. Flows: 80 CFS at Hayden Meadows, 100 CFS at Granite (10/8/2020) http://www.arkanglers.com/Arkansas River - Leadville to Buena Vista, As of 9/21/2020, the water level at Rampart Reservoir was reported to be low, at 32' below full pool. Include your name in the message part of your report if you'd like to receive credit for the report. A Colorado state parks pass and a fishing license are both required to access and fish this area. The Visitor Center is open from 8am to 3:30 pm daily. The most active, South Delaney, is currently producing bigger fish at approximately 16-22". The Kiowa County Press is an independent newspaper published in Eads, Kiowa County, Colorado, and to the world at KiowaCountyPress.net. In the winter, guided snowshoe hikes and ice fishing keep the splendor of Stagecoach Reservoir alive year round. Fantastic conditions across all river basins. We've had some great reports from anglers working the edges with large attractor dry/dropper setups, and flies that imitate grasshoppers and stoneflies are usually the ticket. Whichever location you choose to fish, the bug life, sizeable fish, and scenery all add up to the complete western fly fishing experience. 12" to 15" fish are common and the best luck is in the early morning or late evenings, larger fish can be found in deeper waters. Got there a little late for the official measuring of the fish. Trout are rising consistently during still evenings, and are catchable with small jigs, streamers, and dry flies. With this Algae water contact can cause illness." Rivers. Bank fishing for Rainbows is slow. The boat ramp and ANS station remains open daily, 7am to 7pm. I was apprehensive the Yampa River below Stagecoach Reservoir would be the same. USEFUL LINKS . Low water levels in Reilly Canyon have created conditions for a grass bloom that has restricted fishing from the north side of the river. For more information call 303-326-8425. Flows: 200 CFS at Helca Junction (10/8/2020) http://www.arkanglers.com/Arkansas River - Buena Vista to Salida, As of 9/10/2020, Lathrop State Park rangers note that "trout fishing has been less productive with the hotter temperatures. The rocky pocket water north of Buena Vista has fished well with a deep nymph rig in the mornings, and is producing good hatches of blue winged olives in the afternoons, particularly on cloudy days. Boats using Tasmanian devils, rapala's, tub jigs, kastmasters, thomas bouyants and ruby eyed leech flies under an indicator have helped anglers reel in fish. Ramp hours are 7AM to 7PM daily." The reservoir is large and there are usually ice fishers out there everyday during the season. Vessel Decontamination will only be performed during daylight hours.Chatfield Reservoir, As of 10/5/2020, reports continue to indicate that fishing has been slow at Cherry Creek Reservoir. Fishing for pike and muskie has been productive, and larger swimbaits are being reported as having the most chases. Stagecoach Reservoir is located south of Steamboat Springs in the Yampa Valley. Fishing these in tandem with small nymphs that imitate the diminutive fall blue winged olives and Midges." Fishing from the south shore has been successful with all species. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Rainbow trout can be caught at the surface in the mornings. St. Vrain State Park, Arkansas River - Leadville to Buena Vista, As of 10/7/2020, Braden Baker with Ark Anglers writes, "we've got excellent wading conditions right now on the upper Arkansas. An angler noted that were able to pull in two northern pike on dynamic pink and chrome Rat-L-Trap. However, even when anglers were able to pull in smallmouth bass they were often very small. Date: 02-Dec-20: Water Condition: Water Temperature : Conditions : Lake Granby - As of 11/30/2020, there remains opportunities for shore fishing at Grand Lake. Highline Lake, As of 9/25/2020, it was reported that "fishing at Lake Navajo has been very good lately. We cater to the novice angler to the experienced, avid angler alike. Many smallmouth bass in the 2-4 pound range have been pulled in by anglers. Fly anglers should prepare for fall fishing with smaller flies. Horsetooth Reservoir, As of 10/3/2020, reports have consistently indicated that the most activity has been among brown trout. We have seen our best fishing mid day. Meanwhile, the fishing below the reservoir, on the Uncompahgre River, has been reported to be good but high angler pressure can make finding adequate space difficult. Although many rivers continue to run low for this time of year, reduced daily highs and lows have helped mitigate and reduce high water temperatures that plagued many rivers, streams, and lakes throughout August and early September. Aquatic Nuisance Species Inspections will be conducted at the North and South ramps from 6am -10pm seven days a week. use points or credit card to become a Contributing Member. Bowfishers have had good success targeting carp along shorelines. Commissions do not influence editorial independence. Visibility: 36 inches. Shore fishing has returned and is as good as ever. Look for them in 70 to 80 foot. Fishing for brown trout has been very good during lowlight hours with floating minnow baits and bushy flies doing very well. Although small, typically #20-22, these insects are very important piece of the menu over the next few weeks. Fly Fishing Report for: Nov 25, 2020 The Yampa River starts below Stagecoach Reservoir and continues through the town of Steamboat Springs and heads west to the confluence of the Green River. The marina provides fishing & camping supplies and boat rentals. Green Mountain Reservoir, As of 9/8/2020, staff at Manchos State Park reported "water level is VERY LOW. This is a hot spot destination for recreation users allowing boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing, and sailing. Read Reports from Colorado Anglers. Kiowa County Press - 1208 Maine Street, Eads, Colorado 81036. Meanwhile, shore fisherman have been using garlic PowerBait, marshmallows, cheese, night crawlers and black leech flies to successfully attract fish." 4.3K likes. January 11, 2015 By // by Matt Thomas In the winter Stagecoach Reservoir freezes over and traditional fishing turns into ice fishing. Lastly, anglers should be on the lookout for hungry brown trout looking to bulk up post spawn. Granby & Grand Lake. East Delaney still producing the smallest fish at 12-13". https://lakejohnresort.com/fishingDelaney Lakes, As of 9/30/2020, the folks at Lake John Resort report that "Lake John has quality fish coming out right now and the bite is continuing to get better and better. Try a small ice fishing jig tipped with bait about 4' under a float or slightly deeper below a slip bobber. There is no real 'hiking' but more 'walking' or biking trails alongside the lake which are pretty. The surface water temperature was recently recorded at 63 degrees. One angler reported that the bite had nearly stopped at approximately 10 am. Ice fishing hole in Stagecoach Reservoir near Steamboat Springs, CO. Here’s a rundown of the ice fishing competitions held during winter 2020 in Colorado. Fishing for trout remains good, especially at greater depths. Had a fun time with the fellas out at Stagecoach at their Ice Fishing Tournament. An angler noted that were able to pull in two northern pike on dynamic pink and chrome Rat-L-Trap. Vistas and views are backdrops to the 820 surface acre reservoir providing renown lake and river fishing. Aurora Reservoir, As of 10/2/2020, a recent water temperature measurement was recorded at 57 degrees and the water level was estimated to be approximate 2 feet below full pool. The reservoir is still open for boating. An, https://www.11milesports.com/fishing-report, https://www.fishingwithbernie.com/weekly-fishing-reports, Colorado statewide fishing report and conditions – March 1, 2020, Colorado statewide fishing report and conditions – May 9, 2020, Colorado statewide fishing report and conditions – January 31, 2020, Colorado statewide fishing report and conditions – August 2, 2019, Colorado statewide fishing report and conditions – June 20, 2020. Get a Fishing License - Colorado Parks and Wildlife; Local Weather Conditions; Yampa River Area Flows; CONTACT US. 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