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

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

Three of us were fishing this property and had a great day. We caught multiple rainbows and browns mainly on a tan san juan worm (tan juan worm). We also caught fish on prince nymphs, black stone fly, and Reese's fusion nymph. We stayed near the southern border of the property and the fish were staying in the deep slow moving waters. It was important to make sure that you got your flies down deep to where the fish were. ~ Pete -- May 6th, 2016

Beautiful day, although the fishing was a bit disappointing. We only caught fish in two pools upstream of the bridge. Where the other fish were, we do not know. Red was the color of the day as we landed fish on red San Juan worms and red copper Johns. One was caught on a flashback Pheasant Tail. However, the fish landed were 14" and more. There was no surface activity ~ Allen Adinoff -- August 24th, 2015

August 10, 2015 – The weather was a bit overcast as we rigged up and made our way to the bottom of the lease, around 9am. We didn’t see much in the way of hatches, and the water was a bit off-color (tea stained) – we suspected that there may have been some rain the evening before. My buddy started with a PMD while I rigged up a stimmy with a red 2 bit hooker. I hooked a nice 14” rainbow on my second drift through a pool, and was content to stick with that, if it hadn’t been for my buddy, who, having no luck with the PMD, switched over to a tan hopper pattern. This proved to be the ticket we would use throughout the day. I also switched over and had success, primarily with rainbows, although there were a few browns lurking along the banks. The best strategy was sticking with deeper runs and pools and drifting the hopper right down the fairway. We both were in to double digits with landed fish, before noon. We stopped for a quick bite then proceeded above the bridge for the afternoon. Hoppers were still the ticket, with several rainbows in the 18-20” range being caught throughout the day. I switched over to a streamer (which I had tried several times in the morning with no success), and found that there were willing chasers in the deeper pools. Again, we were both into double digits when the late afternoon thunder and rain shower helped us decide to call it a day, around 4:30pm. All in all, one of the better days on any section of Tarryall. Fred and JT ~ Fred Koch -- August 14th, 2015

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