Little Snake C-55

Description: Approximately 2 1/2 miles of 40-foot wide river. This beautiful property has numerous holes, oxbow bends, and runs harboring rainbows, cutbows, and some white fish.

Location: This property is located 51 miles north of Steamboat Springs, near the Wyoming border.

Capacity: Limited to 4 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
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Property Log Book Comments

Overnight thunderstorms in the high country boosted the flow of the Little Snake from about 90 cfs to 100 cfs and caused the water to be somewhat cloudy as it ran through Sheep Mt. Ranch. We started near the downstream parking area and fished the lower section in the morning. I caught a number of white fish and a few bows in the deeper runs using a rig consisting of a beadhead pheasant tail (#14), and a beadhead prince (#14) and a copper john (#16). After lunch we moved to the upper parking lot near the guest house. The fishing was very productive in a deep run below the cattle watering coral. This run produced many whitefish and a number of bows with the largest measuring about 23." In all I netted 19 whitefish and 6 rainbows. Other members of our group were not quite as successful in getting this number of fish but they did not utilized the same set up. Turned out that the hopper-dropper wash not particularly productive but our streamer guy caught only bows, one as large as 20". ~ SLR -- July 26th, 2014

Good day on the a Little Snake, but water still a little high at approx 450 cfs. Water temp 50 degrees at Noon. Took 12-15 bows with most in the 15-17 inch range-one 20 incher. Most caught on Pats Rubber legs, a couple on black streamer. Fishing went dead at 3 pm even though a strong caddis hatch. Only fished lower half of property. ~ D. Miller -- June 18th, 2014

The flow on the little Sanke River running through the Sheep Mt. Ranch was about 100 cfs. The two of us fished from 9 am to 3 pm. The action was nonstop when fishing the riffles and deeper runs along about 1.5 miles of river from the downstream boundary to up near the ranch house. We caught an untold number of white fish, many frisky rainbows in the 12-14" range, and perhaps a dozen large rainbows over 18." The largest rainbow caught was a hog that measured almost 24." All the fish were caught using a rig consisting of a #12-14 beadhead pheasant tail nymph, #14 BH prince nymph, along with a #18-20 copper john. ~ SLR -- June 30th, 2013

Arrived around 1pm, beautiful weather. River running fairly clear with on-off hatches of duns and mayflys. 7pm brought a spinner hatch. Very little visible surface activity but #16 and 18 pmd and parachute adams brought fish to the surface. Late afternoon was able to cast to rising fish. Landed many in the 14"-18" range with three 20"+. The larger rainbows here shoot straight up and out of the water multiple times before stripping line off the reel. The fishery exceeded my expectations. ~ GR -- June 21st, 2013

It was a beautiful day to fish the Little Snake River on the Sheep Mt. Ranch. Flow was about 100 cfs and the river was easily waded. There were a few small fish rising to caddis and PMD mayflies but all our fishing was done draging nymphs. Most of our fish were caught on size #12 BH Prince and BH pheasant tail nymphs as well as #18 or #20 copper johns. Three nice rainbows 16-18" were landed as well as numerous smaller rainbows and a half-dozen whitefish. All the riffles having a foot or more of water seemed to hold hungrey fish.The area fished was from the downstream boundary to a little above the guest cottage. ~ S. Richheimer -- June 16th, 2012

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