C-60 Gianinetti Spring

By July 21, 2013

Gianinetti Spring Creeks, Roaring Fork, Ponds C-60

Description: The Gianinetti Ranch serves RMAC members a full plate of flyfishing choices. Two miles of intimate spring creeks, three-quarters of a mile of the broad Roaring Fork River, and two spring-fed ponds add up to make this one of the premier flyfishing properties in Colorado.

Location: This property is located just outside of Carbondale, about 12 miles southeast of Glenwood Springs.

Capacity: Limited to 4 anglers. Up to 6 anglers permitted if in one group.

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

Challenging late summer fishing here with tall grasses and small streams. Everything in the vicinity will grab onto your hooks, so careful with your casting. And stay low and out of sight - fish are spooky. But if you can get your flies presented will in the small creeks, look out and hold on, because these fish are MASSIVE and strong. Landed several fish in the +20" range, probably the largest fish I've ever caught in Colorado. Huge and strong. A word of caution to anglers fishing this property in the warmer days of late summer: these big fish needed lots of TLC to revive them and return them safely. Wet your hands and spend a few minutes reviving them to keep them alive and healthy. Land the fish as quickly as possible. All fish landed were over 15 inches and fat. Two great holes: One immediately below the pond held two 20+" rainbows. The other was on the middle fork, immediately below the bridge. Two 18" trout feeding below the culvert under the bridge. Tan hoppers and purple prince nymphs - that's all that was needed for the creeks. And don't overlook the large pond (the one with the island) - plentiful huge fish there too. Purple prince nymphs did the trick, as did hoppers in the late afternoon. The stretch on the Roaring Fork is rather shallow, but there are a few boulders and spots along the bank. Took two trout there, both a healthy size. One on a tan hopper, the other on a Pat's Rubber Legs trailing the hopper. LOVED this property - my new favorite RMAC spot! ~ Dan Cohen -- August 14th, 2016

I lead the wife (Sandy) of one of my Trout Unlimited chapter members (Dave) who were recent Charity Auction winners for another of my patent fish with George deals. We arrived around 9am, beautiful clear warm day. Creaks were clear, ponds murky. We started with the Creeks, first hole; first cast Sandy hooks into a nice 18’ Rainbow on a pink SW Worm. A couple holes later, she hooks into nicer 19” rainbow… Then around 11am she snags a log… 22” Cutbow on Chocolate Nymphs. In the afternoon we hit the upper creeks and Ponds, not much luck on the ponds which is unusual. But the upper creeks were productive, several 15” rainbows. They ended about 3pm. So I then fished another hour or so, doing what I call “Speed Dating”, threw on a green/black streamer and hit as many holes as possible in the time allowed. I was able to snag a number (8-10) 18”+ Rainbows and Cutbows in the deeper holes on the creeks in that hour or so… My arm was tired after that. I know Dave was a bit jealous of Sandy’s big fish. ~ George Schmidt -- July 29th, 2016

Arrived around 9:00am, Sunny warm day. Creeks running a little high and a bit brown but not bad at all... Roaring Fork was absolutely unwadable and just rippin'. I lead another set of Charity Auction winners (gang of 4), two Dad's and their son's. Sent the Dad's who had some experience up to the ponds with some advice for the morning and I took the first time Fly Fishing boy's up the creeks (yes, without a paddle). Boy's had just as many hooks up as they had fish to hand, about 9-10 fish total to hand in morning, 14-18" Rainbows and couple of smaller browns. Used nymph double rigs, rubber legs, worms, and narrowed after some trial on rainbow warriors... Warriors where the ticket for the boy's... After Lunch we hit the ponds, Streamers. Boy's took another 14 fish to hand. Dad's claimed about 25 fish between them for the day. For many first time or novice fisherman, not a bad day. If you get the chance to meet Mr. Gianinetti, you'll find him a pleasure indeed. ~ George M Schmidt -- June 23rd, 2016

Good day of fishing. Fished mostly on the spring creeks. Things picked up after 11 mostly on nymphs, hares ear, and red sanjuan worm. Best luck on spring creek next to property entrance. 20+ fish day. ~ Steve Fitzgerald -- April 27th, 2016

Bright sunny day and quite warm. fished mostly the middle fork of the streams. about 10 fish with largest 16-17" bow. Matter of fact all the fish were about this size except 2 brown about 14 ". Most caught on pink SJ under hopper. Couple of vicious hits on hopper but missed them. Both browns on wolley bugger. Bows are really healthy and fat. Had better days on C60 and worse days also. Enjoyable day overall. ~ Bill J -- September 24th, 2015

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