South Platte, Middle Fork A-11

Description: This 1 1/4 mile stretch of the Middle Fork of the South Platte averages 20 to 25 feet in width and and contains good numbers of browns and rainbows ranging from 9 to 13 inches. Some larger browns can also be caught, especially during the months of September and October.

Location: The ranch is located 3.1 miles north of Hartsel, approximately 1 1/2 hours SW of Denver.

Capacity: Limited to 2 anglers.

To make a reservation call 303-421-6239 or 1-800-524-1814.

Rate Notes:

Rates:
Weekday
Adult
$60.00
Weekday
Adult 1/2 Day
Weekday
Adult Aftn.
$45.00
Weekday
Child
NP
Weekday
Youth
$45.00
Weekday
Youth 1/2 Day
Weekday
Youth Aftn.
$33.75
Weekend
Adult
$60.00
Weekend
Adult 1/2 Day
Weekend
Adult Aftn.
$45.00
Weekend
Child
NP
Weekend
Youth
$45.00
Weekend
Youth 1/2 Day
Weekend
Youth Aftn.
$33.75

Property Log Book Comments

I’ve been eager to fish this property all summer with the great flows we’ve had. I finally made it out for fall. Flows were around 40 cfs with an overcast morning and partly cloudy afternoon. Focused on habitat improvements with copper johns and egg patterns. Fish almost exclusively ate egg patterns all day. I tried hoppers and streamers and they never really produced. Caught some really nice rainbows mixed with some smaller browns. Noticed a few redds, no fish on the redds, and a few beat up browns. Came across a dead female brown about 20”. Seemed like the peak of the spawn was over. Overall great day, with 20+ fish landed between 6-18”. ~ Robert Hood -- October 23rd, 2014


First trip to A11 but definitely not the last. Weather near Hartsel was much better than in Denver as we had partly cloudy skies and temps around 50. Started around 10 and experienced immediate success using tan hopper and red copper john. Caught several browns and rainbows up to 17 inches on both the surface and the nymph. At 1:30, a storm blew in with rain, hail, and heavy wind. Only lasted about 45 mins but the fishing turned off immediately. We caught a few after the storm passed but the activity slowed tremendously. The big browns have moved up into this stretch and we were able to get a couple to turn on a copper colored streamer. No hook-ups but exciting to see. ~ B.H. -- October 2nd, 2014


Partner and I fished from 9-4. Hoppers (small) were the name of the game. Never went down except with small WB in the afternoon. 30+ fish between the 2 of us. Mostly fat bows to 18" - partner a strong Brown at 20"+. Water good at about 50cfs. ~ BillJ -- September 12th, 2014


Another great day on the Middle Fork. Water was high, around 220 CFS, but fairly clear. Fished all day until about 6 pm. Was a 30 plus fish day with two browns over 20" at about 3 lbs and three bows about the same. All fish caught on a Green Pat's Rubber Leggs #10. No hatches to speak of and of course the rain came in the afternoon. ~ Russ Laurier -- July 15th, 2014


Nice day in S. Park. Flows good at 60 after rains. Started with small caddis even though no risers. Not much action. Went to hopper/dropper ( green copper John) Fish started to hit hopper so removed dropper. Several small fish ( 6-10") on hopper- largest 15" feisty bow. Hooked a couple larger but Lost. Fished from upper boundary down on bugger - couple of 15" bows and one brown. Fish pretty spooky -think the property getting a lot of pressure from other fishing group compared to previous years. A great place to spend the day- lots of fish and beautiful surroundings. ~ Bill Jameson -- September 4th, 2013


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