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Fly Fishing Yampa River Colorado
The Yampa River is a very diverse river with several
types of water and several species of trout and other
fish. There are three basic areas you can fish for trout.
The upper headwater area that starts at the town of
Yampa; below Stagecoach Reservoir (tailwater) and in
Streamboat Springs below Lake Catamount. Much of
the river flows through private property.
The upper river has a good population of small
cutthroat trout and brook trout. Its a small stream that
is fun to fish but much of the stream above Stagecoach
Reservoir flows through private property.
Fly fishing the Yampa River is best in the Stagecoach
Reservoir Tailwater. It has some nice size rainbows and
brown trout. This is a medium size stream consisting
mostly of fast pocket water.
The section below Catamount that flows through the
town of Streamboat Springs has plenty of browns,
rainbows, Snake River cutthroat and even a few brook
trout. The river is wider in this area and slows down
some. It is best fished from a drift boat although there
is some public access.
Fly fishing the Yampa River can be good anytime.
Trout can be taken all winter in the tailwaters.
Spring is good before the runoff begins.
The river clears up by mid July and becomes good.
Late Summer can be excellent and maybe the very
best time to fish.
Early Fall is also excellent and the time large brown
trout can be caught during their pre-spawn period.
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