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Tail Waters/Sarvis Creek Fishing, Yampa River Fishing -

It’s been cold here in the Yampa Valley but the fishing has been fantastic! Last week we kicked off our guided ice fishing tours and had an awesome time out there on the ice. There’s been a couple of trips out to Stagecoach Reservoir so far and we caught some sizable trout and pike. We had a lot of success at 20 to 25 feet depth. Out at Steamboat Lake we measured 13 to 18 inches of ice. We had more bites around 13 to 20 feet depth and we recommend sticking to the edges of the lake because that’s...

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With all the snow from this past week and cold conditions, the Yampa through town as well as the Elk is covered and frozen over. If you're looking to fly fish, we recommend going to the tailwater section of the Yampa.We're excited that ice fishing is now in season and we are starting our guided tours. Let our guides show you the fun and excitement of ice fishing! For more information or to book please fill out our guided fishing request form, and we will get back to you right away to talk to you about your trip. Please note that certain...

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Heads up! The road to the tailwaters in Steamboat will be closing January 1st 2021 through April 1st, 2021. You can still fish the tailwaters but you will either have to hike or snowmobile the 1.75 miles to get there. Our team checked out Stagecoach over the weekend and we’re seeing is about 6 inches of ice. We want to caution everyone to be careful going out there because there are still transitions occurring between the ice and certain spots can be hazardous. Go at your own risk and always check the thickness of the ice with a tool. We also...

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Due to weather fluctuations, the current fishing conditions in Routt County are considerably good. It shouldn’t be difficult to find a nice day next week to go out on the water from what we’re seeing in the weather forecast. Keep in mind that you’re not moving around much while fishing and you can easily get cold. So we want to emphasize finding a nice day with warmer temperatures for the best experience. The Yampa through town is open but it does freeze over on colder days. And on warmer days that ice breaks off into chunks, which evidently makes it...

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Conditions of winter have been slow to set in. Lucky for us, the rivers are still fishable and worth going out. Lately it hasn’t been crowded and it’s a great opportunity for solitude. There’s been real quality fish coming out of the river as well. The recent closure of the river allowed the brown trout to rest and spawn, resulting in the fish to be active during the daytime. Right now the super midge and RS-2 flies have been working really well. It’s helpful to have a patch overlay that will anchor the rig with a smaller offering behind it....

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