C-45 Ranch Creek & Ponds

By July 21, 2013

Ranch Creek & Ponds C-45

Description: The Hurd Creek Ranch offers four good miles of fishing on Ranch Creek, and two trophy ponds with large, cultivated rainbows. Ranch Creek is fed by 3 smaller streams that join on the property and at 40 feet across, it has good volume with riffles, runs, and cutbanks. Accommodations include log cabins and a lodge with all the amenities.

Location: The ranch is located east of Hwy. 40 between Tabernash and Fraser, approximately 1 1/2 hours from Denver.

Capacity: Limited to 3 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

Extremely windy, over the banks flow, clear water. Tough day and hard to find a drift in very swift water. I like the high flows here, but this was too much. Jungle fishing for sure. You may want to wait till the flows drop some. ~ Robert Schatz -- June 14th, 2017

My son and I fished the afternoon on this property. Parked at the lake, hiked downstream and fished back up between 12:30 & 4. Mostly small fish on the day and most were caught with stimulators on top (largest about 14"). Caught a few below with wolly buggers. Maybe 12 fish between us. Then fished the Fraser section from 4:30 to 5:30 and I caught another 5 fish...again smaller and most on top with a Stimulator. Flows were very good and not to high yet but would expect that to change in another week. ~ Jason Dembeck -- May 31st, 2017

pretty tough day at C45- water very low and lots of large fish stacked up in pools. Did manage 10+ fish on hopper dropper (green CJ) =mostly small browns 6-8"- 3 nice bows 16-17" on dropper and one on small WB ( black) - missed one large bow on hopper. Only fished down 500 yards from ponds and almost to upper boundary. Very nice property - have always enjoyed it and lots of water to cover. ~ BJameson -- September 22nd, 2016

Fished Ranch creek with a guest. Guest brought 5 or 6 to net, I brought about 20. Caddis and PMD on dries. Great hatch of white midges and PMDS at about 11 AM. Fished from lower parking area up stream. Lots of nice water. Ended the day with streamers on the larger pond before a big lightening storm ended the day. All in all great day. ~ Mike Narkewicz -- August 28th, 2016

Found the creek was color of dark tea or weak coffee--visibility about 1.5 to 2 ft. deep. Water temp in afternoon was around 50f degrees. Reported CFS was a little over 30 but it was too fast in some points to wade safely. I've seen and fished it at flood level and this was not anywhere close to that high. This water was about a foot below the edges of the banks. Flood levels overflow all banks and extend the creek as much as 10 feet outside the banks and into the fields. The trout were not as active as in the past where something will grab the nymph of almost every cast. I had about 12 strikes and landed about 3-4 medium sized brown trout of about 10-12 inches. A few of the strikes were of larger trout but they never made it to my net. Fished the upper end and enjoyed it. Only nymph that worked for me was a #16 bead head pheasant tail as the bottom fly. ~ Gene Morton -- May 24th, 2016

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