Colorado is famous for its world-class fly fishing and variety of amazing tailwaters. Although not as well known as the acclaimed tailwater stretches of the South Platte, Frying Pan or Blue rivers, the Yampa River below Stagecoach Reservoir is a hidden gem that offers exceptional trout fishing.
Located just 20 miles from Steamboat Springs, the tailwaters below Stagecoach Reservoir Dam feature prime fly-fishing water. Comprised of short riffle runs, pools and pockets, this 0.6-mile stretch of the Yampa River provides near perfect trout habitat. The cold water that plunges out of the bottom of Stagecoach Dam also brings a steady, year-round flow of nutrients and aquatic insects that keeps the fish fat and sassy.
Read the entire article on the Colorado Outdoors Online website: https://coloradooutdoorsmag.com/2016/05/20/fishing-the-tailwaters-at-stagecoach-state-park/