Some of the best fly fishing in the state can be had in the rivers and lakes of South Park, Colorado. South Park offers Gold Medal fly fishing near Colorado Springs, less than hours drive. South Park, a high mountain plains area in south central Colorado, is characterized by numerous reservoirs and open meadow streams.
Antero, Elevenmile, and Spinney Mountain Reservoir are all great reservoirs that can be fished from a float tube or the shore. Many large rainbows, cutthroats, and brown trout have been caught out of each reservoir with a variety of different patterns.
We also offer adventures fishing for Northern Pike to Elevenmile and Spinney Mountain Reservoirs. These trips are structured around hunting down and fishing to this amazing predatory fish. These fish are fun to stalk, and put up a huge fight. Fish in excess of 40 inches have been landed in these two reservoirs.
Two of the best river locations to fish for trout in South Park are the “Dream Stream” and Tomahawk State Wildlife Area. The “Dream Stream” is a tailwater that begins below Spinney Mountain Reservoir and winds its way through open grassland eventually finding its way into Elevenmile Reservoir. Typical western tailwater patterns such as black beauties, miracle nymphs, crystal midge emergers, san juan worms, scuds, and pheasant tails are patterns that are very effective along this stretch of river. The river also gets some large rainbow and brown trout that swim up from Elevenmile Reservoir to spawn in the spring and fall, respectively.
Tomahawk State Wildlife Area, located just north of the town of Hartsel, is a classic brown trout open meadow fishery. Numerous fish can be caught using terrestrials fished on the surface during the summer months. Extremely large brown trout can be spotted during late August spawning along this stretch of the Middle Fork of the South Platte. Join us for a day in South Park where big fish and spectacular views are the name of the game.