Fourmile Creek A-2

Description: Located 2.5 miles southwest of Fairplay, CO, this section of Fourmile Creek contains two stream miles of a creek dotted with beaver ponds. It offers fast action for a large population of wild browns and an occasional rainbow.

Location: The property is located 1.3 miles south of Fairplay and 2.1 miles west of the junction of Hwy. 285 and CR 18.

Capacity: Limited to 3 anglers, or four if all 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

Pretty little property that reminded me of the one time I fished in rural England. Trees form a canopy over the creek that requires a reasonable amount of side casts. I visited the creek during run-off. Flows were relatively high but given the small size of the stream it was still reasonable to wade. I fished from 10:30am until 2pm and caught about 6 fish in the 10-13 inch range. I had to fish in just a handful of sections of slow water that I could find and in each I was able to land a fish or two. I used green copper john and prince nymphs. ~ Ed -- July 4th, 2013

First time fishing this property, so I probably spent more time exploring than fishing. I fished the afternoon from about 1:30-6:30. Fish were a little on the spooky side with a bright sun above and water a little on the skinnier side. Fishing was good, could have been better. I probably landed 10-12 fish, mostly 6-12” browns. I also caught a couple 16-18” rainbows, and a few others that broke off. Fished a variety of caddis, beetles, hoppers and streamers. Streamers worked best for the bigger fish toward the end of the day. There is some good habitat on the property that has the potential of holding bigger fish. ~ lowcountrymountaineers -- May 8th, 2013

Had a great day on this beautiful property. I began fishing around 8 am using a Royal Wolff on top trailing a small bead head pheasant tail nymph below. I started in the creek directly below the dam of the large beaver pond at the parking area. There are nice holes in the steam that all seem to hold at least one fish. I hooked a fish on my first cast which turned out to be a good indication of what was to come. The fish are healthy, strong, and plentiful and are not particularly picky about your choice of fly. Much more important is a stealthy approach as the fish can be quite spooky if they see you or detect your cast overhead. That said, if you are willing to tip-toe around and hide behind the willows and cast from your knees, you will be successful. Over the period of 8 hours fishing I landed countless fish, all but one on dry flies. In fact, I fished strictly dry flies after about the first 20 minutes once it became apparent the fish were wiling to rise to my dry. I landed several fish over 20" and about twice that many took me to school making multiple jumps then dashing under the banks and into the submerged brush. Very fun and exciting. I do want to mention that you will be challenged by lots of bushes and snags to hang up your casts so be prepared to untangle your stuff as the day wears on. As for flies, I used stimulators, a foam caddis, the Royal Wolff, and a fairly bushy adams. My selection was mainly based on what I would be able to see floating out there since the fish seemed willing to take any well-presented fly. Fish the creek and the beaver ponds as both have good fish populations. Have fun! ~ Dan P. -- June 17th, 2012

My buddy and I arrived about 10:30 to a greeting of cows who escorted us to the steam and ponds of Four Mile. We fished upstream with #16 misquitos and I had early success in the undercut banks. Then came a really nice rainbow about 18" in a beaver pond who fought hard and was nice and fat. Two other times I connected with some good size trout in the 12" to 14" range. I was using a 7x tippett and was broken off four times! Twice with a hopper. At the end of the day about 5, my buddy landed the fish of the day that was 20" on a copper john nymph. All and all we landed eight nice fish and had probably ten more that we should have caught. I think the property was very fishable and the willows wern't much of an issue for a 9 1/2' rod. ~ Mike Plante -- September 6th, 2011

Good day today. Caught 18 fish (browns, rainbows, brookies) in that order. Browns were prolific. Rainbows were VERY healthy. Biggest was 18.5 inch rainbow hen which I caught right after I caught her 16 inch her boyfriend in the same hole. Tight casting on this property as the stream is narrow and willows ever present. Swamp wading among ice plugs takes concentration but very doable. I felt like I was in the middle of nowhere yet was just outside Fairplay. Nice property! ~ Gary -- September 3rd, 2011

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