Fraser River C-43

Description: This 15- to 30 foot wide section of the Fraser River encompasses a mile and a quarter of pocket water, deep bend pools and long slicks at the end of riffles. It is known to produce big rainbows, browns and the occasional brookie. Every known major western hatch is known to take place on the Fraser.

Location: Located just north of Fraser, Colorado off of Hwy. 40 and County Road 8.

Capacity: 2 anglers or more if in one group

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

Rate Notes:

Adult 1/2 Day
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Youth 1/2 Day
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Property Log Book Comments

Clear day, 60s. Started at 9 and fished most of the day. Not nearly as good as about a month ago, and the water was 1-2 feet lower, but still managed to nymph up 12-15 fish, and miss a handful more. What we lacked in volume (vs August), we make up for in girth: 4 of the rainbows we caught were 18-20", and strong, stout fish. Most were in quiet water along the banks, not easy to get a fly to. Green cjs, bhpt fb, and caddis nymphs were the winners. Very few risers. Frankly, it was a bit bewildering that there weren't more fish active. Water was cold enuf, the runs were still deep, and since I landed nearly 50 there just a month ago, I know they are around! ~ Steve Fitzgerald -- September 5th, 2014

Wow -- I am certain I lost count, but how about 49 fish? And yes, I was trying at dusk for 50. Pretty simple too: dark green copper john down low, and hopper up top. At times a hares ear also worked, so did a stimmi. If I wanted to, I probably could have done even better by nymphing but....why? Best in the am, but never really turned off until late in the day. Fish everywhere: banks, in riffles, and often big bows in shallow water. Most in the 9-15 range, some getting close to 18 or 19. Never caught or saw anything huge, but not complaining. ~ Steve Fitzgerald -- August 9th, 2014

This was my first time fishing this property. Flows were probably around 80 cfs?, and looked great. No wind, sunny morning with some partly cloudy skies on and off throughout afternoon. Fished from 8-4:30. Started off fishing streamers from the upstream side of the property and fished down. No takers, switched to hopper/san juan worm and started picking up some fish on both. Morning was a little rough, barbed wire tear in my waders and lost my net (although later recovered downstream in afternoon!). Fished the lower end of property after lunch and they really switched over to san juan worms. PMD’s were coming off too but minimal risers. Overall I probably landed 20+ fish between 8-16”. Good mix of browns and rainbows. Good day overall for the property but my expectations were a little higher for a few bigger fish. ~ R Hood -- July 29th, 2014

Fished the Fraser the day after the 4th. Water was clear, high and rippin down the valley. There was no place to cross the river. Did some willow bashing on the lower end, and found a few pockets of soft water amidst the torrent. Hooked a nice Brown at the treatment plant effluent. He charged out into the fast water and was gone. Hooked a real pig lower down, swinging a Bouface in and out of a pocket, same result. He headed for the fast water, and I didn't stand a chance. Finally landed a couple of fat Browns above the parking area, where there were people camped on the property, on a Stimmy. I look forward to going back to the property when the water drops, as I know there are some big fish in this river. ~ buggermp38 -- July 15th, 2014

Fished this property for the first time. A special piece of water with a lot of fish. Sizes ranged from 12 inches up to a 22" brown. Fish the main river and the side channels. Fish were holding in the riffles and edges. Caught browns, rainbows, cutthroats and brookies. Patterns that worked best for me were, golden stones, bead head pheasant tails, worms, pink or red. No dry fly action to speak of. All fish were caught nyphing and with a lot of weight. Size of flies ranged from size 10 to 14. Nothing smaller than that. Water was tea colored but fished great! ~ Ken Robak -- May 4th, 2014

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