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

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

Arrived at the tail end of a cold rainy night. Fresh snow on the peaks. Two of us began the morning at the lower boundary. Within the first 50 yards, we hooked and landed several 18 inch plus aggressive rainbow and browns on light colored sculpin patterns. This continued all morning. By midday, the sun made its appearance. With that, the trico and BWO started to come off the water. No real rise to speak of. We tried an ant-dropper combo. Caught one on the ant. Back to the streamers after a lull in the action. Finished the day on streamers. For the most part, the fish seemed to be holding tight next to or under the banks. We noted an occasional pair of big browns holding mid stream, not too interested in eating. The beavers are making a huge mess of the stream on the upper section. Looks like they are trying to dam it up for the winter. A beautiful fall day on one of the nicest stretches of river in the state. ~ npa5 -- September 28th, 2012

Beautiful fall day in north park, aspens were in full color and I saw two moose. Now the fishing caught a eighteen inch bow on my first cast, thought that was bad luck but not today. The purple beetle seemed to do the trick all day. I caught several rainbow in the eighteen inch range and some smaller browns and the biggest brook trout I have ever caught, no giant browns that I saw. Rain came in hard in the afternoon time and I called it a day. This is one of my favorite leases for sure. ~ Chef -- September 27th, 2012

Great day to go fishing in North Park. It was cool from the front that went through the night before. Temperatures peaked in the upper 70's and kept water temps below 60 for most of the day. Water levels aren't bad either. There was no bug activity to speak of, so I started with the standard Aug. North Park setup...hopper dropper. I didn't have very much action on the hopper but stayed with it all day. I switched droppers often and even went with a hopper dropper dropper for a good part of the afternoon. I caught fish on bhpt, green copper john, but most fish came on a s20 midge emerger and a red san juan worm. I landed 20+ fish on the day. Like I said, only 7 came on the hopper, everything else on the dropper. I caught a lot of small fish between 6 and 12 inches, but also managed to land 6 above 16" including a 22" rainbow and the gem of the day, a 24" brown. The large brown did happen to be one of the 7 fish on the hopper. Great day on one of my favorite properties in the club. ~ Vic Walker -- August 22nd, 2012

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