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


Flat Tops Fishing Report (9/5/19)

Thursday September 5, 2019 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (9/5/19) A few days of stormy weather in the forecast in the Flat Tops. We might start to feel the touch of fall in the air. We expect to see some outstanding fishing over the next several weeks. Get out there and enjoy a nice day on the water. It wont be long before the first snow flies. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The White River is often overlooked by anglers due in part to the perception that the best fishing opportunities require access to private property. Significant stretches of the White, both... Read More


Flat Tops Fishing Report (8/22/19)

Thursday August 22, 2019 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (8/22/19) Lower, clear flows on the rivers and streams are making for good dry fly fishing. The action on the lakes should begin to pick up as we see nighttime temperature drop in the next few weeks. Book a stay with Ripple Creek Lodge today and take advantage of the great fishing opportunities. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The White River is often overlooked by anglers due in part to the perception that the best fishing opportunities require access to private property. Significant stretches of the... Read More


Flat Tops Fishing Report (8/15/19)

Thursday August 15, 2019 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (8/15/19) Hot, dry weather is forecast for most of Colorado over the next several days. Its a great time to escape to the cooler temperatures in the high country. In the Flat Tops youll find those cooler temperatures as well as some great fishing opportunities. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The White River is often overlooked by anglers due in part to the perception that the best fishing opportunities require access to private property. Significant stretches of the White, both above and below the... Read More


Flat Tops Fishing Report (8/8/19)

Thursday August 8, 2019 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (8/8/19) The wildflowers are blooming, the grass is green and the streams are rolling along in the Flat Tops. The wet weather we experienced this spring and early summer is paying off. Now is the time to take advantage of some great fishing and incredible scenery. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The White River is often overlooked by anglers due in part to the perception that the best fishing opportunities require access to private property. Significant stretches of the White, both above and below the... Read More


Flat Tops Fishing Report (8/1/19)

Thursday August 1, 2019 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (8/1/19) Weve seen a week of incredible action on the lakes and streams in the Flat Tops. Its prime time for dry flies. Fish are hammering terrestrials, mayflies and caddis on the surface. Dont miss out on the opportunity to catch beautiful trout in one of Colorados most remote and scenic areas. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The White River is often overlooked by anglers due in part to the perception that the best fishing opportunities require access to private property. Significant stretches of... Read More