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River: Crystal River

Fishing near Crystal Mill?

Post By: FishHuntNow      Posted: 10/11/2020 12:34:14 PM     Points: 1709    
Me and the girlfriend have booked a camp site in Crystal, CO up near the Crystal Mill this Wednesday and Thursday. Wanted to go on a adventure and figure driving of the side on a mountain cliff would be exciting! I probably missed the fall colors which is ok. I was wondering if there is any ponds/lakes to fish up there? I see there's Crystal River, will bring the fly rod with me.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 10/11/2020 1:01:09 PM     Points: 413
Beautiful place! You might want to try and fish the Roaring Fork north of the Carbondale bridge! About a 1/4 mile up from there is an old pedestrian bridge! Start there!
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 10/11/2020 1:01:36 PM     Points: 11392
Man Iíve been watching many videos on that drive. Would like to take the trip one of these days. Have a good time. Bring back some pics with a story if ya find a hole or two.
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: 10/11/2020 2:02:53 PM     Points: 445
Fishing in that part of the Crystal River is pretty sketchy. If you go back down the highway below the old stone castle there are a few spots, but I have found that the whitefish tend to dominate that part of the river. The Roaring Fork is a much better bet.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 10/11/2020 6:19:54 PM     Points: 44142
We drove to the mill a few years ago. We didnt fish but I scouted. The Crystal River had some nice looking pools and whitefish are on my bucket list. Before the 4wd trail is Beaver Lake and it looked good to fish. A quarter of the way up the trail before it got gnarly theres some beaver ponds that looked cool to fish (no lake page) and a guy was fishing them in a canoe all day.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 10/12/2020 2:13:17 PM     Points: 1709
Thank you all for your awesome responses.

Harper, thanks for the tip. Are the flows pretty decent out there for some fly fishing?

Gone_Fishin, I will bring all my filming gear and try to get a good video done with some fishing in it hopefully. Thank you.

Wmdunker, I like catching white fish so it wouldn't be that bad. I'd be interested to see if can catch some but I will at least give Roaring Fork a try.

Bron, thank you for the intel on the lake and the ponds, will do some research and see what I need to bring.
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