Curious about fly fishing Grand Mesa. I do have a float tube, but not necessarily wanting to use it. A buddy has a house in Fruita and says I'm welcome to use it. The Colorado in Fruita is brown and sounds like loaded with catfish. He said my best bet is to go up to Grand Mesa and fish there. Not looking for any secret spots. Just wondering what it's like in general. Reasonable access to the fishable areas? Mostly private? Places to avoid? Special permits? I did check out the DPW brochure for the area. It's fairly terse/broad.