Flat Tops Fishing Report (7/29/20)

Thursday July 30, 2020 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (7/29/20) Most facilities and campgrounds in the Flat Tops are open. The North Fork and Himes Peak Campgrounds opened on June 5 th . The remaining Blanco Ranger District Campgrounds opened June 12 th . Check the White River National Forest/Blanco Ranger District web page for the latest updates on restrictions related to the COVID-19 as well as general forest conditions. We finally saw some much-needed rain in the Flat Tops last week and early this week. The upcoming forecast shows a return to hot and dry... Read More


Flat Tops Fishing Report (7/22/20)

Friday July 24, 2020 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (7/22/20) Most facilities and campgrounds in the Flat Tops have opened. The North Fork and Himes Peak Campgrounds opened on June 5 th . The remaining Blanco Ranger District Campgrounds opened June 12 th . Check the White River National Forest/Blanco Ranger District web page for the latest updates on restrictions related to the COVID-19 as well as general forest conditions. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The White River is often overlooked by anglers due in part to the perception that the best fishing... Read More


Flat Tops Fishing Report (7/15/20)

Wednesday July 15, 2020 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (7/15/20) It is a great time to escape to the Flat Tops range in northwest Colorado. Enjoy the solitude. Avoid the crowds. Relish the time on the water without another soul in site. Most facilities and campgrounds in the Flat Tops have opened. The North Fork and Himes Peak Campgrounds opened on June 5 th . The remaining Blanco Ranger District Campgrounds opened June 12 th . Check the White River National Forest/Blanco Ranger District web page for the latest updates on restrictions related to the COVID-19 as... Read More


Flat Tops Fishing Report (7/8/20)

Wednesday July 8, 2020 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (7/8/20) Escape the heat at lower elevations by spending a few days in the high country of the Flat Tops range. The fish are biting, the wildflowers are blooming and the wildlife is abundant. Most facilities and campgrounds in the Flat Tops have opened. The North Fork and Himes Peak Campgrounds opened on June 5 th . The remaining Blanco Ranger District Campgrounds opened June 12 th . Check the White River National Forest/Blanco Ranger District web page for the latest updates on restrictions related to the... Read More


Flat Tops Fishing Report (7/2/20)

Thursday July 2, 2020 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (7/2/20) Escape the holiday weekend crowds on the Front Range and I-70 corridor by venturing to the Flat Tops range in northwest Colorado. Join us to experience the spectacular natural surroundings, solitude and outstanding fishing opportunities. Most facilities and campgrounds in the Flat Tops have opened. The North Fork and Himes Peak Campgrounds opened on June 5 th . The remaining Blanco Ranger District Campgrounds opened June 12 th . Check the White River National Forest/Blanco Ranger District web page for... Read More


Flat Tops Fishing Report (6/24/20)

Thursday June 25, 2020 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (6/24/20) Flows are nearing ideal on the rivers and streams of the Flat Tops and we’re seeing some prime fishing conditions. Both forks of the White River and several the lakes are producing some outstanding days on the water. Most facilities and campgrounds in the Flat Tops have opened. The North Fork and Himes Peak Campgrounds opened on June 5 th . The remaining Blanco Ranger District Campgrounds opened June 12 th . Check the White River National Forest/Blanco Ranger District web page for the latest... Read More


Flat Tops Fishing Report (6/17/20)

Wednesday June 17, 2020 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (6/17/20) The spring runoff is slowly winding down in the Flat Tops. Water clarity on the rivers and streams is good and flows are dropping daily. The high elevation lakes are now open. Some of the best fishing action of the year is just around the corner. Most facilities and campgrounds in the Flat Tops have opened. The North Fork and Himes Peak Campgrounds opened on June 5 th . The remaining Blanco Ranger District Campgrounds opened June 12 th . Check the White River National Forest/Blanco Ranger District... Read More


Flat Tops Fishing Report (6/03/20)

Wednesday June 3, 2020 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (6/03/20) Ripple Creek Pass is open for the season! The spring runoff has picked up again after we saw a slight reduction in flows last week. Conditions on the rivers and streams are extremely challenging. We’re starting to see more open water on some of the mid elevation lakes, but the high elevation lakes remain frozen. Caution is advised when using the trails in the area this time of year. Hikers are almost certain to encounter obstacles such as downed trees and drifted snow, particularly on the higher... Read More


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Thursday May 28, 2020 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (5/26/20) Ripple Creek Lodge is open for the 2020 season! Trappers Lake is ice free! The runoff is the story on the rivers and streams while most of the high-elevation lakes in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area are still frozen or difficult to access due to remaining snow in the high country. Please note that all developed facilities—campgrounds, picnic grounds and toilets in the White River National Forest are closed until at least May 31 st . Check the White River National Forest web page for the latest... Read More


Flat Tops Fishing Report (5/19/20)

Tuesday May 19, 2020 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (5/19/20) The snow is melting fast in the Flat Tops and the spring runoff is in full force. Most of the high-elevation lakes in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area are still frozen or virtually inaccessible. Please note that all developed facilities—campgrounds, picnic grounds and toilets in the White River National Forest are closed until at least May 31 st . Check the White River National Forest web page for the latest updates on restrictions related to the COVID-19 as well as general forest conditions. Have a... Read More