Ranch Creek & Ponds C-45

Description: The Hurd Creek Ranch offers four good miles of fishing on Ranch Creek, and two trophy ponds with large, cultivated rainbows. Ranch Creek is fed by 3 smaller streams that join on the property and at 40 feet across, it has good volume with riffles, runs, and cutbanks. Accommodations include log cabins and a lodge with all the amenities.

Location: The ranch is located east of Hwy. 40 between Tabernash and Fraser, approximately 1 1/2 hours from Denver.

Capacity: Limited to 3 anglers.

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

Rate Notes:

Rates:
Everyday
Adult
$60.00
Everyday
Adult 1/2 Day
Everyday
Adult Aftn.
$45.00
Everyday
Child
$10.00
Everyday
Youth
$45.00
Everyday
Youth 1/2 Day
Everyday
Youth Aftn.
$33.75

Property Log Book Comments

Very cold early morning at 24 degrees but warmed up for good fishing by 10 a.m. On top best flies were Elk Hair Caddis s16 and red s10 Amy's Ant. Underneath use Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear s16 and Olive Hare's Ear s16. The pond was glass with high sun. There are definitely nice fish in there but that day only sporadic risers. Another good fly was an oldie called a Hornbug (think light spruce fly). ~ Chuck Prather -- September 25th, 2013


Had a great day on Ranch Creek. Fished the stream, back by the cliff, for about 3 hours and picked up lots of 8 to 10 inch brook trout and browns on Adams 16 dry with BHPT 18 dropper. Hit mainly the deeper pools of over 18 inches of water. Plenty of water to fish. Spent about an hour on the pond and caught two 16 inch rainbows on top with the Adams as well as several 10 inch brookies that were feeding on top. Overall a very fun day in the cool mountains when it was 90+ in Denver. ~ John Chandler -- September 4th, 2013


A guest and I fished this property on a sunny morning before the clouds rolled in around 2 and ran us out of there with lightning and heavy rain. We started in the creek above the confluence of Hurd Creek and found the flow very low which made nymphing challenging and the fish very spooky. We resorted to using only terrestrials and had success with ants and hoppers. We caught two browns each in 16\" range above culvert and also got one nice 16\" bow in beaver pond below culvert on ant. Around noon we went downstream below Hurd past the cliffs and had no luck and saw only a few fish. At 2 we hit the Frasier which was quite nice with a solid flow and great natural structure and deep runs. We only had about 30 minutes there until the rain and lightning ended our day. We did get one 17\" brown on a hopper. Lots of moss in the Frasier so you need to keep your droppers short. Next time I will spend more time on Frasier. ~ Damon Stephens -- August 26th, 2013


Very similar report from the other one I did earlier in the week. Pond good on small baetis in the am, then caddis/bhpt dropper on the stream. Over 20 total fish, total sunshine too, and man you should see all the caddis in the water. I'd say 60% on dropper, but enough dry fly action to make it fun. ~ Steve Fitz -- July 10th, 2013


2 of us fished the stream from 9:30 -2:30. Didn't get the cloud cover expected. Caught 20 or so combined, mostly on BHFB pheasant tails. Handfull each in the 16"-19" range, rest smaller. 19" rainbow in one of the upper beaver dams on a cream midge dry that jumped 3 times before reaching the net. Vic had on a larger fish in the afternoon under a cut bank. Beatiful stream close to Denver. ~ M Vineyard -- July 9th, 2013


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