Gianinetti Spring Creeks, Roaring Fork, Ponds C-60

Description: The Gianinetti Ranch serves RMAC members a full plate of flyfishing choices. Two miles of intimate spring creeks, three-quarters of a mile of the broad Roaring Fork River, and two spring-fed ponds add up to make this one of the premier flyfishing properties in Colorado.

Location: This property is located just outside of Carbondale, about 12 miles southeast of Glenwood Springs.

Capacity: Limited to 4 anglers. Up to 6 anglers permitted 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

A nice sunny Fall day in the Roaring Fork Valley. I fished from 10:30 – 12:30 and landed 6 fish, a mix of Browns and Rainbows. The aquatic vegetation in the spring creeks is dying off and floating down the river as the seasons change. Many of the pools are covered with the floating vegetation making them nearly impossible to fish. I will come back next year but right now the spring creek is very difficult to fish. ~ Ken B -- October 25th, 2013

We knew it was going to be a tough day on the water as a massive storm was making its way through Colorado that day and it did not disappoint. We arrived at the property just before 11am to cloudy and menacing skies and temperatures barely above 50. We focused our morning efforts to the spring creek above the bridge and landed a handful of fat and healthy rainbows on olive, tan, and black (they all seem to work equally well) streamers and SJ worms (in red and pink). The fish were sitting deep in the pools and no one was looking up. All our efforts to attract them to the surface with hoppers failed. In the early afternoon the wind and rain/sleet picked up and we were forced to sit it out for about an hour. Once the weather improved enough, we headed down to the fork but quickly came to the conclusion that wading the river could be challenging with flows still over 550 cfs, which is unusually high for this time of the year. We turned back and decided to check out the ponds. With the exception of a nice hooked jaw brookie caught on a streamer, there was very little action. There were a few sporadic feeders up top but lack of consistency made them hard to target. I did manage to hook a nice bow on a #20 trico late in the day but she got away…around 6pm, wet and cold, we decided to call it good. Overall though, a decent day on a prime property! ~ Fabrice -- September 30th, 2013

Spring creeks were almost completely fished with Hoppers to entice nice Browns an Rainbows to rise from the deeper waters. Stealth is the word here. Nice variety of water and mowed banks made moving easy. Roaring Fork called for Droppers again, and fewer fish were taken. Mid-afternoon thunder and wind ended the day early. ~ john Naill -- September 24th, 2013

Had a great trip to C-60 on Sat. Netted over a dozen or so fish between the two of us and had twice that many strikes. We mostly fished orange worms and large (#14) red copper Johns.... I guess those are read johns. Largest was 21" but she was a heavy weight. The flow was high and mostly clear. Two days before the #14 prince was the ticket with a Pink worm but on Sat Pink did not work and the prince did not work well either so if you go to c-60 switch it up if it is not working. The largest fish was caught late in the day on a large yellow and black Halo steamer. ~ John Williams -- September 12th, 2013

Beautiful sunny warm summer day. The springs are running high and clear. Tough start to the morning spent tying to figure out what the fish wanted. Thanks to the guy at Alpine Anglers that morning, I followed his advise and put on the San Juan worm below a big Stimi. The worm did the trick. I managed to land a nice assortment of fish from nearly every structure.; rainbow, browns cut bows, cutthroats. Stopped for lunch, then hit the Fork in the afternoon. Those fish hit the yellow Stimi as well as a green copper John. Talked with Ernie G several times throughout the day. What a great, generous man! Great day! ~ npa5 -- July 3rd, 2013

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