C-56 Yampa River

By July 21, 2013

Yampa River C-56

Description: 1 1/2 miles of this 90-foot-wide river. Big water with numerous runs and holes located within a huge cottonwood forest. Big rainbows, white fish and a few pike (some may exceed 40 inches).

Location: This property is located in the Yampa Valley, approximately 4 miles west of Steamboat Springs.

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
Youth Aftn.

Property Log Book Comments

Didn't get on the river until 6:30PM and fished until dark. Caught two very nice trout (12-15"). I had a couple of huge trout on my line, but I didn't land them. One leader broke on one and the other got off just as I was about to net it. The trout were very active on drake flies. I didn't get any bites on caddis. There was a good deal of algae in the water, so I was having to clean my line about every third cast. It had been a hot day, so I fished wherever there was shadows. There are some very large trout in this stretch of the Yampa. ~ Paul Goodrum -- July 24th, 2017

Rough day at the Hogue Ranch. I went to buy a few flies at Steamboat Fly Fishers in the morning and they said things were rough. They were right. It was a really hot day and there was basically no bug activity that I could see. Fishing with a nymph meant checking for moss after every cast. I struck out, but I only gave it three hours in the morning. Things may have improved that evening. I think my timing was bad for this trip. ~ B Fayman -- August 3rd, 2016

This was a difficult day of fishing. The water level was low, about 150 cfs at Steamboat. It was hot and sunny, with absolutely no hatches on the river. I fished from 8am to 6pm and landed only four fish, but three were nice-sized: a rainbow and two browns, the largest about 18 inches. I fished a hopper with soft-hackle pheasant tail dropper most of the day. I only saw one rise, near the bank, and I cast to that spot with my hopper to catch a 16-inch brown. ~ John -- July 25th, 2016

Fun fishing with fish up to 19" mostly on nymph rigs in the morning (8-2pm). Fished the upper half of the property from 5-9pm which was hot on dries (caddis, PMD emerges #12). The water was a little warm, and flows were down which meant no fishing in the braided channels which had been good other times I visited the property. Overall - perhaps 16-18 fish landed. The good holes had lots of action - but not much in-between with most fish holding near top of the holes in the riffles. A few boaters came through fishing - so it looks like the river gets some pressure in this reach. Most fun for sure was dry fly fishing near dark with caddis. ~ Paul W -- July 23rd, 2016

My first time on this beautiful steetch of the Yampa. Fished from the downstream border back up to the middle of the property (7 hrs or so). Many smaller fish, with 1 rainbow and 1 brown over 20" landed. No consistent fly: pat's rubber leg in tan and small beadhead Barr's emerger worked best with some on medium sculpin streamer pattern. ~ Mike Narkewicz -- July 17th, 2016

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