Tarryall Creek A-7

Description: Four plus miles of Upper Tarryall Creek, averaging 10 feet in width. Endless bends and runs with deep holes, cutbanks and beaver ponds with excellent cover. Browns are dominant and range to over 16 inches. Easy stream to fish with dries. A tremendous fish population for its size. Great for kids

Location: The ranch is located east of Hwy. 285, south of the town of Jefferson and north of Fairplay in South Park. There are two parking areas off two different county roads servicing the upper and lower sections.

Capacity: Limited to 4 anglers.

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

ugh, the lower was really rough with ice sinkholes and cattle trails, struck out and headed to the upstream boundary, small shallow creeks on both ends. Threw the kitchen sink at 'em, nada. Was told by staff at RMAC the fish were especially dumb here and would have good luck, wanted my son to get the "bug". Wish that were the case, two rods and not a thing all day. ~ Bo Donegan -- August 12th, 2013

Fished from the upper parking at A-7. After convincing a herd of cows to let me through the gate, I fished from about 9:00 AM to noon. I walked downstream and fished back toward the parking. Unbelievable. Caught trout at every bend pool, undercut bank, deep run, and beaver dam with only two exceptions. In both cases I had spooked fish and saw them swim upstream ahead of me. They were hitting primarily on humpies and BH prince nymphs. ~ Bill -- August 10th, 2013

I fished on the lower stretch of this piece of water and it was great fishing as usual. I began to fish by 8:00AM. The creek was quite full. There had been rain the night before. I started to fish with a bead head prince nymph tied below a #12 tan stimulator. For the first two hours most all of the fish ate the nymph. There was no insect activity to speak of for the first part of the morning. Around 10:00AM an immense hatch of small yellow sallies came off. Then green drakes began to come off with the occasional slate grey dun. It was silly after that. I fished a smallish yellow sally and they ate it every time it went through a spot that should hold a fish. It was very good dry fly fishing as is usually the case there. I quit fishing at noon. The fishing was steady to great for the morning. I never count after the first hour. I know I had twelve within the first hour. It got progressively better as the morning went on. Between 11:00 and 12:00 it was just plain silly. ~ Mike Murphy -- July 4th, 2013

I have fished this property numerous times. This time however runoff got he best of me flowing at 90 CFS this creek was just to dirty to fish. I tried everything and got one hook up on a stone fly dropper. The problem was that i was told when booking this property was that it was perfect, far from it. I am sure in a couple weeks it will be perfect but not this time. I recommend doing your own recon. NOTE: RMAC office shows "ideal" flows for A7 are between 15 & 30 cfs, while flows of 40 to 60 cfs as "fishable". 90 cfs is NOT perfect by any means. ~ Chef -- June 19th, 2013

The fishing on A-7 was good! The stream is a little "ribbon" right now. There were plenty of fish though. The biggest was only about 8". We saw very few fish larger than that. We caught fish on hoppers, parachute Adams, foam ants, foam beetles, and a lime trude. They were on the Adams from start to finish. We pretty much fished non-stop from 10:00 to 4:00PM. The weather was perfect - about 67 F with occasional light wind. I hope we get some snow this winter! ~ mmurphy -- September 10th, 2012

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