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Fish: Brook Trout

Sheep creek

Post By: GW fish      Posted: 8/15/2020 11:02:57 AM     Points: 0    
I am fairly new to the Fort Collins area. Always looking for more small streams to fish for Brook or Cutthroat trout with my grand kids.

I recently traveled down Larimer county road 80C below Eaton reservoir. Sheep creek runs along this road and some on public land. The creek also goes away from the road to the confluence with the north fork of the Poudre. Where I was the river was stained and flowing strong. I did not fish but just scouted.

My question is does this creek hold fish? Is there decent fishing here on Sheep or the north fork in this area? I do not expect directions to some ones honey hole. Just general information if this is worth exploration and fishing.
I would greatly appreciate any help.

Thank you.
 Reply by: Matt      Posted: 8/16/2020 12:12:38 AM     Points: 46078    
Hey GW, I fish that area once in a while and yes the creeks/rivers do hold many of the standard trout species. If you’re looking for an out-of-the-way small stream experience but not large fish, it will be good for you. I love that region, it is a lot different than most of the rest of Colorado. If you have not read “The Meadow” by James Galvin before, I suggest it highly - not for any fishing information but for a wonderful experience of that area and it’s history..
 Reply by: GW fish      Posted: 8/16/2020 10:36:38 AM     Points: 0    
Thank you for the info.
I look forward to checking the area out.
 Reply by: clownfisher      Posted: 8/21/2020 4:41:44 PM     Points: 6    
Thanks for the book recommendation, I just put it on hold at my local Noco library