Big Thompson River A-19

Description: The Bein Mountain Ranch contains about ½ mile of the 30-40 foot wide Big Thompson River. Good numbers of wild rainbows, as well as cutbows and browns thrive in this river, most in the 10-12 inch range and some exceeding 18 inches.

Location: This property is located between Estes Park and Drake, approximately 1 1/2 hours northwest of Denver.

Capacity: Limited to 2 anglers, or 3 if in one group.

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

Rate Notes:

Adult 1/2 Day
Adult Aftn.
Youth 1/2 Day
Youth Aftn.

Property Log Book Comments

Great day on the Big Thompson. Two of us fished until 4 PM. About 20 fish, browns, rainbows and1 cutbow. About 60% caught on red copper john, rest san jauns and a few on midges on top. ~ Mike Narkewicz -- April 4th, 2015

The property is recovering well from the flood so please support it. Fished most of the property with an overcast sky but warm weather. Started the morning with a dropper/dropper rig and caught a number of fish below the bridge on anything small and red. Switched to a dry / dropper rig after lunch and caught a couple on the dry (small BWO) but most on the dropper which was switched to anything black. Fun day to welcome Spring in. ~ Amy -- March 27th, 2015

Temps in the 50s, partly cloudy skies... took a while for the water, and the fishing, to warm up. The pocket water below the bridge was diificult. Picked up a small rainbow on a prince nymph and had a few lookers at the rubber legged stimulator. The deep runs above the bridge proved to be better (after lunch). We found a red Pig Sticker drifted deep to be effective. 2 of us landed 10 more rainbows up to 12 inches. ~ B.H. -- October 13th, 2014

Two of us fished on both Saturday and Saturday. The fishing was good, as usual. The river was at about 140cfs, I believe. The hatches on Saturday were more dense. There were two heavy storms that rolled through late Saturday afternoon, and the water became slightly discolored. There were a few pmds, a ton of red quills, plenty of caddis, and some small stoneflies. We caught a ton of fish on Saturday all throughout the day. Various caddis imitations worked, as did some red quill emergers below the surface. Sunday was slower than Saturday for sure. The storms came through earlier and chased us off the river by noon. We caught about an equal number of browns and rainbows. ~ Mike Murphy -- July 16th, 2013

The flow was nice at about 140cfs, and the weather was ideal with temps in the upper 50s to lower 60s and cloudless. There was very little wind to contend with for the day. The fishing was TOUGH. Two of us ended-up catching under 20 fish total. Knowing this property as I do, that is a tough day here. There was a light baetis hatch at times, and no other bugs were seen. Numerous baetis emergers were tried with limited success. There were only two fish seen feeding in top. Fish were caught on golden stones; psycho prince, BH pheasant tail, pat's rubber legs, and a couple of other patterns. We switched flies A LOT, which is also something that you never need to do at this river when it is "on". Oh well, some days are tougher than others, right? ~ Mike Murphy -- June 3rd, 2013

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