Little Snake C-55

Description: Approximately 2 1/2 miles of 40-foot wide river. This beautiful property has numerous holes, oxbow bends, and runs harboring rainbows, cutbows, and some white fish.

Location: This property is located 51 miles north of Steamboat Springs, near the Wyoming border.

Capacity: Limited to 4 anglers.

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

Rate Notes:

Rates:
Everyday
Adult
$70.00
Everyday
Adult 1/2 Day
Everyday
Adult Aftn.
$52.50
Everyday
Child
$0.00
Everyday
Youth
$52.50
Everyday
Youth 1/2 Day
Everyday
Youth Aftn.
$39.38

Property Log Book Comments

The flow on the little Sanke River running through the Sheep Mt. Ranch was about 100 cfs. The two of us fished from 9 am to 3 pm. The action was nonstop when fishing the riffles and deeper runs along about 1.5 miles of river from the downstream boundary to up near the ranch house. We caught an untold number of white fish, many frisky rainbows in the 12-14" range, and perhaps a dozen large rainbows over 18." The largest rainbow caught was a hog that measured almost 24." All the fish were caught using a rig consisting of a #12-14 beadhead pheasant tail nymph, #14 BH prince nymph, along with a #18-20 copper john. ~ SLR -- June 30th, 2013


Arrived around 1pm, beautiful weather. River running fairly clear with on-off hatches of duns and mayflys. 7pm brought a spinner hatch. Very little visible surface activity but #16 and 18 pmd and parachute adams brought fish to the surface. Late afternoon was able to cast to rising fish. Landed many in the 14"-18" range with three 20"+. The larger rainbows here shoot straight up and out of the water multiple times before stripping line off the reel. The fishery exceeded my expectations. ~ GR -- June 21st, 2013


It was a beautiful day to fish the Little Snake River on the Sheep Mt. Ranch. Flow was about 100 cfs and the river was easily waded. There were a few small fish rising to caddis and PMD mayflies but all our fishing was done draging nymphs. Most of our fish were caught on size #12 BH Prince and BH pheasant tail nymphs as well as #18 or #20 copper johns. Three nice rainbows 16-18" were landed as well as numerous smaller rainbows and a half-dozen whitefish. All the riffles having a foot or more of water seemed to hold hungrey fish.The area fished was from the downstream boundary to a little above the guest cottage. ~ S. Richheimer -- June 16th, 2012


Beautiful sunny day on the Little Snake. Water was clear,very good water level and very wadeable. A lot of activity in the holes below the riffles using BH nymphs. Stayed in one spot several times to catch multiple fish out of the same hole. Lots of fish !! Used BH Princes, Red Copper Johns and Hares Ears to catch numerous Rainbows, Browns and Whitefish in the 6 to 10 inch range. Also caught some larger Rainbows in the 14 to 18 inch range. Had a couple lunker Rainbows on that I was unable to get close to the net. They toyed with me a while and then broke off. Steady caddis hatch through out the day and some surface activity. Caught a few browns on a #14 Elk Hair Caddis. The caddis were a little darker color than usual and the guides at the fishing store in Steamboat confirmed that the caddis were a little darker this year. Excellent day of fishing !! ~ Walt Jaakkola -- June 12th, 2012


Note: This report is from an RMAC member. I fished the Little Snake on August 23rd. Oh what a fantastic day I had!! The river was absolutely beautiful, cold and clear and perfect for wading. Starting at 8:30AM, I fished from the western boundary to the west parking area. Using a small Elk Hair Caddis I caught around a dozen ranging 12 to 15 inches in size. Feeding slowed towards noon so I tried a small Prince Nymph in deep hole and immediately caught a very nice rainbow around three pounds. I took a break until 4:00PM and then began fishing again with the Elk Hair Caddis. Around 5:00PM all sort of bugs started to appear on the water and a feeding frenzy began. Everywhere I threw the Caddis I had strikes. I caught a bunch of fish, I lost track of the number, including one HUGE rainbow that I could not put both hands around! He must have been five or six pounds and took several minutes to land. ~ Jimmy -- August 28th, 2011


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