Rocky Mountain National Park Waters Added
by: Tom McInerney 5/17/2014
At the beginning of the year, I started adding waters in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) to the Fish Explorer catalog. This is all thanks to Steve Schweitzer and his book A Fly Fishing Guide To Rocky Mountain National Park
Itís been said before, but bears repeating; if you plan on fishing the Park at all, get this book. Nevermind the awesome amount of information found inside, itís just a beautiful book. You can preview it here
and youíll see what I mean.
Steve will be speaking about the book and fishing RMNP at the May 20th meeting of the Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited. You can read more about it here
. Be sure to stop by if you can. Finally, his website The Global Fly Fisher
is another great fly fishing resource.
Here are the most recent additions from RMNP:
Zone 1 - North CentralCorral CreekLa Poudre Pass CreekWillow CreekCache La Poudre RiverCascade CreekChapin CreekHague CreekMummy Pass CreekMirror Lake
Zone 2 - NortheastNorth Fork Big ThompsonLost Lake, Lake Husted, Lake Louise, Lake DunravenWest CreekCow CreekBlack Canyon CreekFall RiverHidden Valley CreekRoaring RiverLawn LakeCrystal Lake (aka Big Crystal Lake)Ypsilon Lake & CreekFay Lake, Lower (aka Caddis Lake)
Zone 5 - SoutheastCopeland LakeSandbeach LakeSandbeach CreekNorth St. VrainCony CreekOuzel CreekBox Lake & DrainageThunder LakePear Lake & CreekHutcheson Lakes
Zone 7 - WestNorth Inlet CreekPettingell LakePtarmigan CreekLake Nanita & DrainageSolitude LakeTonahutu CreekHaynach Lakes & Drainage
Zone 8 - NorthwestColorado River - Below Shadow MountainColorado River - Kawuneeche to HeadwatersBaker Creek (Baker Gulch)Bowen Gulch (near Gaskil)Beaver Creek & Red GulchGrand Ditch (aka The Grand Canal)Timber CreekTimber LakeOnahu Creek
You can find links to the waters from Zones 3, 4, and 6 in my February blog
All of these waters will be viewable to members free for the next week. After that, the lakes will be available to FxR+ and Contributing Members.
Please visit the Rocky Mountain National Park website
to review the special fishing regulations
. Finally, donít forget to practice Leave No Trace
So go support our national parks and fun fishing!
Tom loves fishing and likes disc golf and hockey. He's currently addicted to carp on the fly and restoring a 1963 Boston Whaler 13. Spin, fly, ice, shore, boat, tube, kayak, he hunts for trout in the high country and carp in the low. Have fun out there!
A Fly Fishing Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Ajax5240, CO 5/17/2014 12:48:57 PM
That is great news!! I look forward to putting it to work!
Is the new water available to all or just contributing / plus side members?
Tom McInerney (opencage), CO 5/17/2014 1:17:31 PM
All waters are available to all members this week, after that the lakes will be available to FxR+ members, and Lily and Sprague Lake available to Contributing members.
anglerwannabe, CO 5/18/2014 8:27:50 AM
thanks Tom for all the hard work
The Matty, CO 5/18/2014 9:21:33 AM
Awesome! This is one of my favorite places to fish (and I love the book too)
Nothing beats the dry fly action you get in the park.
Tom McInerney (opencage), CO 5/19/2014 7:35:58 AM
All the thanks go to Steve for his passion, work, and research. I'm looking forward to fishing the Park a lot this summer myself.