Arkansas River, Lake Fork A-4

Description: Approximately 3/4 mile of the Lake Fork of the Arkansas River, plus another 3/4 mile on Rock and Willow Creeks. This tailwater of Turquoise Lake averages 25 feet in width and offers one of the most spectacular vistas of all our tracts. Good population of Browns to 18 inches and a few cutthroats over 18 inches. Rock and Willow Creeks are much smaller and offer heavy willow cover and some beaver pond-type water.

Location: This property is located 4 miles SW of Leadville, less than two hours from Denver.

Capacity: Limited to 2 anglers.

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

Flows were good today with a mix of sun and clouds and about 90 minutes of rain in the afternoon. Fish were feeding all day, although there were no hatches and almost all fish were taken subsurface. We fished most of the day with a stimulator/hares ear (#18) with consistent results, about 5:1 on the dropper. Fish were either along the bank or in the riffles at the river bend pools. Egg sucking leech worked well in the quiet channel where the fish were tucked along tight to the bank. Overall, about 30 fish between to two of us. ~ ken cohen -- July 27th, 2015

Went back for some more action based on the previous weeks trip. Again perfect flow and weather (mostly cloudy, light breeze) along with the caddis storm had me ready for big action but alas the morning was really slow. Beat the water with every standard dropper I had and eventually settled on anything green that would catch the occasional fish. Unlike last week there was little if any rising taking place. Tried a green wooly bugger and caught a couple just before lunch. After lunch tied on a stimy and a green copper john and walked up to the road to fish back to the parking area. Something happened while I was eating lunch and the fish turned on big time. Caught over 20 mostly on the green cj. No rhyme or reason as the weather did not change at all but I was not going to argue. Fish not quite as big as last weeks average but still pretty respectable for this stream based on past years. ~ Mountain Moose -- July 21st, 2014

Had a mostly sunny with a light breeze kind of day with another member in near perfect flow conditions. Purportedly a green drake hatch but all we saw were caddis (by the millions) which hatched all day. Did not seem to matter what was on top (stimy, humpy, elk hair caddis, etc.) as long as you had a standard copper john on the bottom you caught fish. Both rods caught about equal number of very healthy browns on both dry and dropper. Non-stop action from first cast to last cast. Past experience in years past on the this lease provided the 8 - 10 inch browns while this trip they were substantially bigger with shoulders. Glad to see some improvement in the health. ~ Mountain Moose -- July 21st, 2014

Fished the afternoon until thunderstorms rolled in. All fish taken on top with PMX and stimulators. Large caddis hatch, but could not seem to match. 10 or more fish in 3.5 hours. ~ Mike Narkewicz -- July 12th, 2014

George and I fished from 8:30 - 4:30. Between the two of us caught about 40 fish. Almost all fish were caught on dry flies. Most were caught on small hopper patterns size #12. During the Afternoon there was a proflific hatch of various Mayflies including I think, Green Drakes. During this two hour period several fish in the 16" - 18" range were caught. We did not cover the whole property and it should be made clear to members that although the property is only 3/4 mile, the stream itself must be 3x that length as it meanders back and forth through the property. It was an excellent dry fly day! ~ Joe Bo -- July 7th, 2014

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