Yampa River Below Catamount C-57

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Location: The ranch is located about 4 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs.

Capacity: Limited to 3 anglers or 4 if all in one group.

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

Rate Notes: Landowner requires 1 week cancellation notice.

Adult 1/2 Day
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Youth 1/2 Day
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Property Log Book Comments

Tight lipped day on 57. Snowshoe trek to river through 2-4feet of snow. Beautiful day in upper 50's. Tried every combination of nymph rig to no avail. Midges, little black stoneflies and small mayflies present. Found right fly after lunch with a small black bugger or thin mint fished slow. Three guys, seven fish total, three bows and four brown. Largest brown a beautiful 23 inch buck. Owners reported previous two days had seen fishermen and shop reports fishing on property since Feb. Saw only old redds, but river clear with good wading flows. ~ Dentalboy -- March 14th, 2016

We started fishing about 9:30 am which was at least an hour too early. The temp started at 25 degrees and the fishing was really slow. We fished all the way to the top boundary, the water was clear with big pools and riffles. We fished a variety of midges, princes, barrs with no luck. Around 11:00 am the sun came out and with it came a hatch, still no luck. We switched to heavy streamers to fish the deep holes and finally got a 16" rainbow, really nice fish. There was one other member out there who got a 17" rainbow on a RS2. There was still a lot of snow, so we mostly walked in the river. Regardless, it was a beautiful day and really pretty property. ~ Brad Rettig -- March 7th, 2016

Morning trico hatch had fish feeding so Dries and Hopper Droppers brought many takes,nettings, and losses of some really quality fish. Different areas called for nymphing also. Water was clear, and little wind with bright sun kept fish spooky, but nice size Browns and Rainbows cooperated. This water produced the largest fish missed. Super place. ~ john Naill -- September 24th, 2013

Heard about the Halloran Ranch from guys at the Steamboat Fly Shop. Quickly made a reservation and very happy we did. They also recommended a red-bodies, copper wrapped prince nymph, which on my second cast hooked a 20"+ rainbow with the largest head I can remenber on a trout. Auspicious beginning. Very little to no visible surface feeding but if you worked into position for a long drift over the right lie fish would rise. Even then many refusals. Worked upstream, both sides of the river. Windy most of the day. Fish came equally to nymphs and dries, with princes and pmds most successful. The quality of this fishery cannot be understated. The size and strength of the fish reinforced my decision to use a 6 wt. Mix of browns and rainbows, one each over 20". This is a wonderful resource. Thanks to Suzie and Michael for their conservancy. ~ GR -- June 21st, 2013

A warm blue bird day with no a cloud in sight. Probably not the best conditions, but better than a week ago. The water temp was 58 degrees when we started. There were clouds of midges all day all over the river. As usual this property is a challenge. The fish are big and usually picky. I thought the three of us had decent success given the conditions. In all we caught 8 fish and lost a few others. We tried a lot of different patterns but seemed to have the most success on s8 black stone followed by a drowned trico spinner. There were a couple of fish hooked on a zebra midge emerger and a couple on streamers. If I were to fish there tomorrow, I'd start with the stone fly and follow it up with the mide in the morning and switch to the trico about lunch. I had what would have been the largest fish of the day on a streamer. He was well over 20". Of the fish we landed, 3 went 20". The rest were over 16" except for a surprise 15" brookie. We quit fishing in the late afternoon when the water temp hit 65. I saw 3 dead rainbows through out the day. They looked to have died a few days earlier. Probably when the flow was around 70cfs and the weather was warmer. Please remember to respect the fish if it gets too hot. ~ Vic Walker -- August 27th, 2012

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