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

Four fly fishers including one beginner caught 39 brown and rainbow trout from 4" to 18" in about 5.5 hours. In the morning about 11 were caught on Royal Wulff and BYO emergers, both in the still water behind the beaver dams and in the riffles between each pond. The 18" Rainbow took a #12 Royal Wulff. Before the huge Rainbow, he had walked up a rattlesnake in the tall grasses. Over lunch we all marveled at the size of the Rainbow and that rattlers were at that altitude. We were moving slowly through the grasses the rest of the day when we approached a pond. Sat out the lightning storm, had lunch and started again The creek came alive with Caddis and either Yellow Sallies or Golden Stones. The Caddis were micro up to moth sized (hook size #16). So in the afternoon we used the Yellow Foam/Elk Hair wing Puterbaugh Caddis size #16 and our catch rate finished the climb to 39 before 5 p.m. The other surprise of the day was the size of some of the trout, both RB and Brown: 14" and 18" Rainbow and 16" Brown on but got away. The larger fish were well educated and difficult to maneuver in such the shallow and narrow stretches of water. ~ Gene -- July 27th, 2014

Didn't arrive at the property until around 10:30. Parked the truck & looked down at the beaver pond below & fish were rising calling us to hurry up. Once gowned up & on the water had a lot of fun. My wife started in the beaver pond with a royal wulff & had one of the big boys on but lost it. I started downstream with a size 16 royal stimi & immediately caught a nice 15" bow (after missing 2 fish!). After lunch I tried the beaver pond with a size 14 orange stimi. I was skipping it back towards me when I hooked into one of the big 'bows that inhabit the deep pools in the pond. I was using my 3 wt. & had fun with a good fight but eventually lost the fish. Bottom line- 12 -15 browns (10" range) & the one 'bow. All landed on either royal stimi or royal wulff. Called it quits around 2:00 when the thunderstorms started building. Lots of fun-will return. Wild flowers beautiful! ~ Stu -- July 13th, 2014

What still running high, but clear. Outside of the beaver ponds this property is tight. Spotted lots of fish, couldn't entice them with a variety of wet and dry offerings. ( Club Pres. Jimmy Stogner says roll cast and slowly strip small BH black or olive wooly buggers in the deep pools when all else fails on those big, stubborn rainbows. ) ~ Jason -- June 29th, 2014

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

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