Private Water

All of our private water is guided fishing only with the exception of Ranch Creek, Section 1. All private waters require reservation and a $60 rod fee per person in addition to any other costs. 
 
Colorado River at the Miller Ranch, Granby, CO           
Capacity: 4 anglers
Description:    One mile of pristine mountain river, loaded with brown and rainbow trout. Difficult wading, unparalleled scenery, dry and nymph fly-fishing, strong and healthy browns and rainbows with the occasional brook and cutthroat trout. Fish average 12” in length and range from 6” to 22”. The river averages 35 feet across and 2 to 3 feet deep.
(Photo credit: Ben Sittig)
         
Fraser River between Tabernash and Fraser, CO       
Capacity: 2 anglers, half day only
Description:   An inviting mountain meadow stream that averages 20 feet across and holds some surprisingly large browns and rainbows. Easy back casts and slow riffles make this stream an enjoyable half day- adventure. This half-mile of the Fraser sees some prolific hatches of Red Quills,Drakes, and Caddis flies. Best fished in the morning before the sun warms it up and the winds move in.
(Photo credit: Ben Sittig)
 
Ranch Creek at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, Tabernash, CO
Capacity: 2 anglers per section
Description: There are 3 sections of Ranch Creek at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. All of which makes a beautiful meandering stream. All types of water from pockets to undercut banks and riffles to deep runs, this creek offers each angler everything they ever wanted in a small trout stream. Browns, Brookies, and Rainbows are abundant with the occasional Cutthroat trout.  Perfect for a two or three weight.
 
                       
 
(Photo credits: Ben Sittig)
 
Ranch Creek Section #1 Capacity: 2 anglers is half willows fishing and half beaver ponds. Section 1 is technical water for the experienced angler. This is the only section of ranch creek that can be fished unguided by lodge guests. Lodge guests must call to reserve the water and pay a $60 private water rod fee.
 
Section #2 Capacity: 2 anglers is half meadow fishing with occasional willows downstream. Upstream half braids and gets a little bit skinnier and faster.
 
Section #3 is wide open meandering stream free of willows. This section is the easiest of all three sections.