Fishing

2016-07-05 11.33.57We have some of the best fishing around – not just because of the fish, but the beautiful and scenic spots you do it in.

Anyone 16 or older is required to buy and carry a fishing license to fish or take fish.

You can only use one rod. Anglers can use a second rod, hand line or tip-up by purchasing a second-rod stamp. Youths under 16 must have and carry with them a second-rod stamp if fishing with a second line.

You may use live bait, but only in waters below 7,000 feet that are East of the Continental Divide. Live fish collected for bait may only be used in the same water from which they were collected, they may not be transported to other lakes or rivers. See the Colorado Fishing regulation brochure for details.

Poudre River

From Rocky Mountain National Park boundary downstream to the confluence with Joe Wright Creek:
Artificial flies and lures only.
Bag and possession limit for trout is 2.

From upper boundary of Big Bend camp – ground downstream to confluence with Black Hollow Creek:
Artificial flies and lures only.
Trout must be returned to water immediately.

From west boundary of the Hombre Ranch (below Rustic) downstream to the Pingree Park Road/bridge:
Artificial flies and lures only.
Trout must be returned to water immediately.

From upper boundary of Gateway Park (water diversion for Fort Collins) downstream to the confluence with the North Fork of the Poudre River:
Artificial flies and lures only.
Trout must be returned to water immediately.

 Fishing Limits
Poudre River, North Fork

From Milton Seaman Reservoir downstream to the confluence with the Poudre River:
Artificial flies and lures only.
Trout must be returned to water immediately.

Seaman Reservoir (5,480 ft)

Rainbow Trout, Black Bullhead, Green Sunfish, Yellow Perch
Hike to lake 1 mile from parking lot
No gas powered boating
Day use fees March 1 – Nov. 30

Barnes Meadow Reservoir (9,080 ft)

Brown/Cutbow/Cutthroat/Rainbow Trout
Non-motorized boating
Respect private property

Chambers Reservoir (9,150 ft)

Cutthroat/Lake/Rainbow Trout, Kokanee Salmon
Boating allowed, boat ramp available
Camping available

Lost Lake (9,290 ft)

Rainbow Trout
Non-motorized boating

Trap Lake (9,950 ft)

Cutbow/Rainbow Trout
Non-motorized boating

Peterson Lake (9,500 ft)

Cutbow/Rainbow Trout
Non-motorized boating

Long Draw Reservoir (10,100 ft)

Cutthroat Trout
Artificial flies and lures only
Bag and posession limit for trout is 2
Non-motorized boating

Joe Wright Creek

Cutthroat Trout, Arctic Grayling
From the confluence with Joe Wright Reservoir upstream to Colo. Hwy 14
Artificial flies and lures only.
Fishing prohibited Jan. 1-July 31

 

A MESSAGE FOR YOU

There is still plenty of time for your summer vacation. Call Sportsman's Lodge to book your vacations now and let us help make your vacation a memerable one! There are several lakes and the Poudre River and Larime river to fish in. Lots of trails to hike, lots of moose, elk and deer and even golden eagles to view and take pictures of. We offer a camp fire in the evenings for everyone to share.

Our number is 1-970-881-2272. Get your reservation while there are still cabins available!

We look forward to hearing from YOU!!

Hospitality at it best...
Bob & Sherrie Conley