North Fork of the North Platte - Upper Ranch C-62

Description: The Upper Wattenburg Ranch lies in a scenic valley between Mt. Zirkel Wilderness and Sheep Mountain. The North Fork in this region has seldom been fished, and it has a healthy population of rainbows and trout averaging 10-14 inches. The property also has a small pond, which is suitable for children.

Location: This property is located in northern Colorado, approximately 15 miles west of Walden.

Capacity: Limited to 3 anglers. A higher number is permitted if in one group.

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

Arrived at 8:30 a.m. on a cloudy rainy summer day. Temp was about 55 and water temp was about 52. I expected to see fish feeding with the cloud cover, however that was not the case. The river was completely dead. I worked hard and didn't catch my first fish until around noon. It was a 12" brown on a pink san juan worm. Fished for over an hour without so much as a strike. Tried many different combinations. Finally switched to a streamer, and turned a couple of fish, so I stuck with it. I fished pretty much the entire river and quit at 5 pm. Total on the day was 9 fish, most in the 10" to 14" range. Largest fish was a 16" rainbow. Lost a few others but overall a pretty poor day for this property. ~ Vic Walker -- August 22nd, 2014

Water level was down from a week ago, but clear. The bottom of the property didn't fish as well as it normally does. Quickly changed from small streamers to hopper / dropper rigs. Picked up fish mostly on the dropper but a few took the hopper. Good number of fish with a mix of Browns & Rainbows with a couple Bookies, most in the 11 - 13" range. A couple in the 16" range. The top of the property did't fish too well it could be due to water temps when we got up there. ~ Stu Stout -- August 8th, 2014

3 of us fished all day. The water level is great, high and clear. Few bugs flying as well as few fish rising. Hopper dropper rigs picked up more fish than streamers. No hogs but nice fish, mostly Browns. All nymphs picked up fish. Cattle did muddy the water from time to time. ~ Stu Stout -- July 29th, 2014

Beautiful property in North Park. Cloud cover and mild temperatures. Normally have chances at large fish here. Unfortunarly it looks like there has been a lot of traffic recently. Lots of boot prints in all the approach spots, even some fresh ones from the morning on the day we fished it. We caught some fish, but only one over 14". Tried all the previously successful flies and tactics, SJ worm worked the best. ~ M Vineyard -- August 12th, 2013

Great day, caught lots of 15-20" fish on WBs and hoppers. ~ Brian -- January 8th, 2013

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