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A-4 Lake Fork

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

Fished the upper portion from 9-1. Several nice browns, all on smaller chubby chernobyl. Winds kicked up big time in the afternoon and the cows were all over the lower river. Saw 2 pronghorn antelope up close to start the day ~ Mike Narkewicz -- September 30th, 2017

Had a good day on the Lake Fork today, even though there were no hatches and no rising fish. Despite that, the fish were willing to take a #16 green CJ (not a #18!). My buddy Jim and I fished from 9:30 -3:30 and caught about 20 fish each. About 80% were browns and the rest brookies, not a single rainbow caught. There were occasional takes on a #14 light tan caddis but 80% of the fish were on the dropper. Very few fish were tight to the banks where they usually are and almost all of the fish were caught in the ripples and bend pools. River improvements, particularly the fencing have markedly enhanced the property. The new river structure creates some great rainbow riffles, but alas no rainbows - maybe some to be stocked next season???? Ken ~ ken -- August 19th, 2017

Tough day on A4. Minimal activity in the AM. Found some fish in the slower channel near the pond rising to caddis. Afternoon was better with green copperjohn the ticket. Mainly 10-13 in browns and brookies. ~ Mike Narkewicz -- July 25th, 2017

Consistently one of the best properties that I have fished. Caught 13 very nice trout, all 10-14 inches. Caddis were very good along with copper johns on a dropper. ~ Paul Goodrum -- July 24th, 2017

Flows were high today. The new structure looks great but at these flows, couldn't really fish any of them. The dam across the whole stream near the bottom of the property creates a great flat that should be hot during hatches. Since there was no surface activity and the water was a bit off color, started with a SJW trailing a #20 green CJ. Caught three nice browns in the first pool below the riffles then started working my way up. Now I've fished this property a dozen times over the past decade or so and caught my share of 17-18" browns but never anything big. To my very great surprise, at the top of the first pool, just across from the old wooden sign on the bank, I hooked a leviathan. Truly huge rainbow. I've been told I underestimate fish sizes and this beast was easily 24" and 6-7 pounds. Two full out of the water leaps, multiple porpoises, runs back and forth across the pool, and me with my 3 weight and #6 tippit. Fought her (big hen) for a good 15 minutes, had her to my feet twice, but alas one touch with the net, a quick head turn and pop, gone......Hopefully someone this summer will get a measure and picture of this beautiful fish. A few more fish as I worked up the stream but unfortunately, chased off the stream by raging thunderstorms by 11 AM. Should be fun when the flows settle down. Ken C ~ ken cohen -- June 7th, 2017

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