Rocky Mountain National Park Waters Added
Blog by: Tom McInerney , Colorado 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!
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.