A-10 Tarryall Creek At Lazy River ranch

By July 21, 2013


Description: This creek traverses a mile and a half of willow dotted meadow and has an amazingly varied habitat ideal for trout. A textbook creek with pools, riffles, flats, cutbanks, runs and pocket water. Browns and rainbows from 8 to 12 inches with larger trout in the prime lies. There are also some big pike waiting for your 8-weight and streamers.

Location: A-10 is 4 miles downstream of our A-8 property and approximately 6.5 miles below Tarryall Reservoir or 22.5 miles on CR 77 from Jefferson. From Lake George on CR 77 the property is approximately 25 miles.

Capacity: 3 anglers or 2 groups of 2 each.

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

Water flows on Tarryall Creek remain low (20cfs) and clear, making fishing challenging. The upper and lower ends of this property seem to hold most fish. We landed 5 good fish between 2 fishermen, all on streamers. South Park winds were particularly brutal that day and an approaching storm sent us packing around 4pm. Nonetheless, it was a fun day on the river in a scenic surrounding. ~ Fabrice -- April 25th, 2017

Fished from 9:30am to 1:00pm. Caught 5 good sized rainbow (12 to 16 inches in length) and 2 small brown trout. The fish weren't very particular as I caught them on red and green copper john, black stonefly nypmh, and a brown San Juan worm. All of the rainbow were caught in deeper and darker pools. ~ Ed -- April 8th, 2017

Awesome day on A-10! It was an absolute perfect day for fishing, good cloud cover, light rain and about 70 degrees. The flows were right around 50-60 cfs and the water clarity was a little off but that didn't effect the fish. We noticed a lot of Caddis, BWO and Yellow Sallies coming off, but I threw a foam PMD with a purple body and man did the big boys love it! At each bend I'd toss in my fly, let it setup and BAM, a 14-15 inch Bow would come from the depths and crush it! My partner was throwing streamers deep in the pools and he was pulling out some beauties. We fished the entire property, the highlight was really nice brown, 15-16 inch on the top half of the property. We tried standard dropper rigs, but the big ones just wanted to eat of the top. Great day, probably 10 fish for each of us. ~ Brad Rettig -- August 8th, 2016

My post last July 25th, 2015, reads like this post but this has a new twist. We were not skunked but we could smell it from there. Very few catches, a few more strikes. My partner started with a 20 incher and we each got action on that nymph out of rising tan water. The underwater visibility was about 2 feet then got worse. The Tarryall was so high we could not safely wade so we fought the willows and then the grasses all day. The key word here is rising water. I just checked again and on July 2nd the cfs was increased, while we were standing on the bank, to the highest level of this year: 250+. That is from a cfs of about 120 the day before. Then it fell back to its average low. One other optimist and us happened to be on the creek when the flow went sky high. Truth be known, we did not try a San Juan (mistake) but we did try streamers. I got a dry fly strike and a strike on an emerger, both from fish tucked up under the bank. Live and learn. Since the river reports do not warn people in advance what flows will be active, this is not a problem we could anticipate. It was still a good day to be outside. ~ Gene -- July 18th, 2016

Fishing was very good. Best flies were, pats rubber legs, hares ear, barrs emerger. Water levels were up but clarity was very good. BWO's were coming off mid day. Fishing slowed in the pm as the skies opened up and conditions became bright and clear. Landed many fish up to 18" even a nice brookie. ~ Blue Parish -- May 24th, 2016

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