C-43 Fraser River

By December 16, 2013

Fraser River C-43

Description: This 15- to 30 foot wide section of the Fraser River encompasses a mile and a quarter of pocket water, deep bend pools and long slicks at the end of riffles. It is known to produce big rainbows, browns and the occasional brookie. Every known major western hatch is known to take place on the Fraser.

Location: Located just north of Fraser, Colorado off of Hwy. 40 and County Road 8.

Capacity: 2 anglers or more if in one group

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

Rate Notes:

Rates:
Everyday
Adult
$70.00
Everyday
Adult 1/2 Day
$52.50
Everyday
Adult Aftn.
$52.50
Everyday
Child
$0.00
Everyday
Youth
$52.50
Everyday
Youth 1/2 Day
$39.38
Everyday
Youth Aftn.

Property Log Book Comments

Cold and snowy morning, no action until about 11 and then it was "lights out"! First fish a beautiful 10" Brookie, most fish were 10-14 inch Browns and rainbows. Caught a nice 16" brown, and a 16" and +20" rainbow in the big hole mid-property. Only one fish on a dry (#20 BWO), most on a double nymph rig of #16 bead head Prince with #20 black midge with silver wire. Caught biggest on a #16 brown rubber legged Wooley Bugger and midge combo. Great, cold day! ~ Dr J -- September 25th, 2016

Cold and snowy morning, no action until about 11 and then it was "lights out"! First fish a beautiful 10" Brookie, most fish were 10-14 inch Browns and rainbows. Caught a nice 16" brown, and a 16" and +20" rainbow in the big hole mid-property. Only one fish on a dry (#20 BWO), most on a double nymph rig of #16 bead head Prince with #20 black midge with silver wire. Caught biggest on a #16 brown rubber legged Wooley Bugger and midge combo. Great, cold day! ~ Dr J -- September 25th, 2016

Fished on a cloudless day with the flows getting low. Fish were harder to find than earlier in the summer and lots of the riffles now too shallow to hold fish. Fish were either very tight to the bank or in the deeper pools, although caught a 17" rainbow in about a 12" deep riffle. Nothing hatching but occasional takes on caddis patterns with most of the fish taking the dropper, #18 red or green cj or hares ear. Fished to the top of the property and then changed to a small streamer on the way back down and caught about a half dozen on the streamer, typically within an inch or two of the bank. Overall about a 15 fish day, slower than prior visit but still lots of fun. ~ ken cohen -- August 29th, 2015

Due to repaving at Berthoud Pass I did not start fishing till around 11:30. I went upstream and fished to the top of the property. It was bright and sunny but I still caught plenty of small Browns and Brooks, mostly on Caddis dries. I fished the upper pond which was full of rising, eager to please, acrobatic 8-9" rainbows. A #18 red beadhead midge under a #12 Adams Para did the trick, with a slow retrieve. After a late lunch went downstream. the last fish of the day was an 18" rainbow in an impossible lie - I got lucky! Two warnings: the stream bottom is incredibly slippery with cleated felt boots a necessity, and there are longhorn cattle wandering about. The cattle did not bother me, but I did not get close to them either. Lots of water to fish here, lots of bank sippers too. Stayed overnight in Fraser so I could fish C45 the next day. See my entry on that. ~ Bob Hesse -- August 28th, 2015

beautiful morning, flows are getting a bit low, about 40 cfs so fish were concentrated in the deeper riffles and bend pools and occasionally tight to the bank. Fish were rising sporadically to caddis in the riffles. Spotty for the first 90 minutes with lots of dry refusals on numerous caddis patterns. Then dialed in to a #16 orange stimmie with a #18 red cj dropper. Fish were taking regularly after that, about 2/3 dropper, 1/3 dry. Size was anywhere from 6"-17" with the largest fish being browns tight to the bank in the deeper areas. Was looking for that cutthroat all day to complete a grand slam but no luck. Got stormed off the river at 1:30 with about 25 fish landed. Great day on the Fraser. ~ ken cohen -- August 17th, 2015

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