Lower Michigan River and Pond C-68

Description: The Moose River Ranch contains two miles of the 15-30 foot wide Michigan River, plus a secluded pond full of nice Rainbows. Browns make up the majority of the fish population on this lease, but some fine rainbows can also be caught. Most fish run 10-14 inches, but a skilled angler has a good chance of catching some 20 inches and longer.

Location: This property is located about 8 miles north of Gould in North Park.

Capacity: Limited to 2 anglers per day.

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

Rate Notes:

Rates:
Everyday
Adult
$50.00
Everyday
Adult 1/2 Day
Everyday
Adult Aftn.
$37.50
Everyday
Child
$0.00
Everyday
Youth
$37.50
Everyday
Youth 1/2 Day
Everyday
Youth Aftn.
$28.13

Property Log Book Comments

Beautiful day w/ temps in the mid 70s, partly cloudy with a few t-storms. Fished upstream for a couple hours using variety of stimulator/dropper combos. Caught 15 brown trout up to 14 inches, mostly on red copper john. Fished back downstream with olive streamer and caught another have dozen browns. Water levels still very high for this time of year. ~ B.H. -- August 17th, 2014


I fished the Michigan River on July 11th. The stream is at an ideal level - very clear and easy to wade. There was a good amount of insect activity. Caddis, Grasshoppers, and May flies were all present. Although I fished just the afternoon, I caught twenty fish ranging in size from eight to sixteen inches. I had some success using small nymphs in the deeper holes but, almost all of the fish were taken on the surface using an Peacock Caddis, Adams, and Grasshoppers. ~ Ron K -- July 15th, 2013


The front that came through over night brought temps in North Park down into the mid 30's. Even though the water was low, we were able to fish into afternoon. We arrived on the river at 9 a.m. with the water temp at 58 degrees. There was no action on top and few bugs to be seen. We started with hopper dropper and fished for over an hour with no luck. After switching and allowing the water to warm a bit the fishing heated up. Most of the action for the day was on top. My guest caught everything on a s16 Yellow Humpy. I on a s12 H & L Variant with a Pink San Juan Worm dropper. The turned out to be typical Michigan River fishing. There were periods of time where the fish would move into the tails of riffles and feed agressively. Then for no reason they would shut off. This happened several times during the day. In all we caught at least a dozen fish each missing or losing many others. Most of the fish were browns in the 10 to 15 inch range, however we also netted a couple of rainbows each. We tied for largest fish of the day, both being a 20" rainbow. It was a great day of fishing. The temperature in North Park topped out about 71 degrees and the water temp rose to 65 degrees at 3 p.m. It all made for pretty good timing as we had reached the property boundary and we were ready to call it quits for the day. ~ Vic Walker -- August 6th, 2012


Clear day, 70's, water at 35 cfs. Caught about 15-16, missed a few more. Most of the best fish were in the first 100 years from the parking space, and frankly I was surprised that it wasn't more active. Best fishing was from 10:30-1p, but fish were around the whole day. Most took a dropper, either a red copper john, prince nymph, or later in the day a rabbit's ear seemed to work. Very lovely property, good water and other than the endless turns driving up/down Cameron Pass, a great trip. ~ Steve Fitzgerald -- October 2nd, 2011


Caught C68 on just about the perfect day... partly cloudy w/ a little rain, flow right around 50cfs. Fished with my 13 yr. old son and his 11 yr. old buddy. We all caught some nice fish including a fat 19 inch rainbow on our first cast. Hopper and dropper rigs were effective w/ most of the fish taking a bead head nymph of some sort... copper john, prince, hare's ear, and pheasant tail were all productive. The exciting part was that several large fish made aggressive strikes on the surface fly... landed two 20+ inch rainbows that attacked the Charlie Boy Hopper (tan). A great day that produced approx. 2 dozen browns and rainbows. ~ BH -- September 7th, 2011


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