Beaver Valley Ranch C-59

Description: This property boasts 1.5 miles of the 50 foot wide E. Fork of the Williams Fork. It contains strong populations of rainbows and browns averaging 14 inches. The ranch is located in a beautiful valley with the Beaver Flat Tops to the West and the Dunckley Flat Tops to the East. It has two stocked lakes, both of which are excellent for float tubes. The property also has a new cabin that is available to anglers wishing to stay overnight.

Location: The property is located 40 miles Southwest 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

Fished all day from 8 to 5. Beautiful day, sun shining, 45 degrees at start of day, rose to 65 by mid afternoon. Water was slightly murky but water level was good. Easy wading from bank to bank. There were fish everywhere. Lots of holes below each riffle. Had a 25+ fish day. Fished all day with a Double dropper BH Prince Nymph and red Copper John. Caught several large Rainbows 16 to 20 inches, browns, Cutbows and whitefish. The fish were aggressive and real fighters. Steady hatches of mayflies and caddis but the fish were not rising at all Long drive to get to the property but well worth it. What a fantastic day !! ~ Walt Jaakkola -- June 10th, 2012

Great cabin and ranch manager. First day fished upstream of bridge. Started with hopper/dropper with no success. Switched to gold bead hare's ear with green copper john dropper. First hole hooked and landed 19" rainbow. In same hole, fishing partner hooked and landed 20" rainbow. Caught several smaller bows & cutbows upstream, and one 17" cutthroat. Tried large pond in late evening and was broken off using hopper with 4 weight/5x tippet. Second day fished downstream. Fishing was slow and unproductive - one fish each from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm. Had lunch and returned to large pond about 2:00 p.m. This time I rigged up an 8 weight with 10 lb 9' bass leader. Tied on black streamer and immediately caught 20"+ large bow. Breeze picked up and grasshoppers were blown into water and fish started to rise. Tied on a brownish chernobyl ant about size of hoppers landing on water. What a blast! Brought to net five more large bows from 18 - 22"! These fish are strong with an extremely large girth. Upon being hooked they immediately dove for the depths. Use big rod with heavy tippet and you can head them out of the moss, sometimes bringing large clumps of moss with the fish to net. ~ Tom Foster -- August 27th, 2009

Re the previous post, this river is always a little grayish brown, but usually fairly clear despite this. This is from my two trips here as well as info from the ranch manager. On my first trip here a few years ago we didn't have great success but the property was so beautiful and the cabin so nice, that we decided to try again. I was getting a little skeptical early in the day when all we got were smaller cutts and cuttbows. My evening experience changed all that. Around 6pm the river came alive and a big caddis dropping a small red copper john produced some amazing rainbows, mostly on the dropper. Between my buddy and I we landed 5 or 6 bows in the 18" - 22" range and fat and strong. In addition we landed many bows, cutts and cuttbows 10" - 16". The new ranch manager Mike is the best, he took us on an ATV tour of the ranch and had great fishing advice. The place is pretty remote and it is a gem. ~ Mike Goldblatt -- August 12th, 2009

Water was a little off color for the day, no rain or construction in sight. I don't know if it's always like that or not. Fortunately, fishing was not off. Ended up with 4 fish at 18" and over. Could not believe size of the fish at coming out of this small river. Caught lots of tiny fish and a few in the 8"-12" range. Even missed a couple of giants. All the fish rainbows with a couple of cutts in the mix. Can't imagine what fishing would be like when river is clear. I'll be back. ~ Bruce Fayman -- August 10th, 2009