Flat Tops Fishing Report (07/16/15)

Friday July 17, 2015 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (07/16/15) Flows on the rivers and streams are getting down to that ideal range and were seeing some spectacular hatches. The lakes in the Flat Tops are on fire. Youre not going to find a much better time for some dry fly fishing anywhere. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The White River is often regarded as consisting primarily of private water. While there are large sections of the White both above and below the confluence that do require access to private land, the perception that no public water... Read More


Fishing Report (07/3/15)

Wednesday July 8, 2015 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (07/3/15) Water levels have dropped considerably in last week. Were still looking at slightly above normal flows, but all of the rivers and streams are fishing great. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The White River is often regarded as consisting primarily of private water. While there are large sections of the White both above and below the confluence that do require access to private land, the perception that no public water exists is far from accurate. Below the confluence, several public access areas... Read More


Fishing Report (06/24/15)

Thursday June 25, 2015 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (06/24/15) The flows on the rivers and streams in the Flat Tops continue to run fast and high, but they are dropping steadily. The worst of the runoff is behind us. We expect things to heat up in a big way over the next two weeks. With the rivers and streams remaining a couple of weeks away from ideal conditions, now is a great time to book a horseback trip to one of the many beautiful backcountry lakes in the Flat Tops of Colorado. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The White River is often regarded as... Read More


Fishing Report (6/10/15)

Saturday June 13, 2015 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (06/10/15) Were seeing a slow, steady drop in flow rates and water levels, but the rivers and streams in the Flat Tops remain muddy and high. The lakes are heating up though and more trails are becoming accessible each day. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The North Fork of the White River produces some very nice cutthroats, rainbows and whitefish; many in the 16-20 inch range.Downstream, toward Meeker, 24 inchers are not uncommon.Closer to Trappers Lake, the fishing for brookies is generally excellent. ... Read More


Fishing Report (06/03/15)

Tuesday June 9, 2015 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (06/03/15) The run-off is in full effect on the rivers and streams in the Flat Tops. For the next week or two, wed recommend exploring the accessible lakes. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The North Fork of the White River produces some very nice cutthroats, rainbows and whitefish; many in the 16-20 inch range.Downstream, toward Meeker, 24 inchers are not uncommon.Closer to Trappers Lake, the fishing for brookies is generally excellent. The North Fork along County Road 8 is at its highest levels so far... Read More


Fishing Report (5/27/15)

Wednesday May 27, 2015 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (05/27/15) The conditions on the rivers and streams in the Flat Tops are improving and the ice is coming off the lakes. Were expecting some more unsettled weather over the next three or four days, but warm weather is expected early next week. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The North Fork of the White River produces some very nice cutthroats, rainbows and whitefish; many in the 16-20 inch range.Downstream, toward Meeker, 24 inchers are not uncommon.Closer to Trappers Lake, the fishing for brookies is... Read More


Fishing Report (5/13/2015)

Wednesday May 13, 2015 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (05/13/15) The rivers and streams in the Flat Tops are running high and fast due to the combination of run off and recent heavy precipitation. Ripple Creek Pass remains closed, but County Road 8 from Meeker to Ripple Creek Lodge is open as are the Marvine Creek Road and the South Fork Road. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The North Fork of the White River produces some very nice cutthroats, rainbows and whitefish; many in the 16-20 inch range.Downstream, toward Meeker, 24 inchers are not uncommon.Closer to... Read More


Fishing Report (09/03/14)

Wednesday September 3, 2014 comments

Flat Tops Fishing Report (09/03/14) School is back in session, football season is upon us and the summer crowds are dwindling. It sounds like the perfect time to book your stay at Ripple Creek Lodge. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The North Fork of the White River produces some very nice cutthroats, rainbows and whitefish; many in the 16-20 inch range.Downstream, toward Meeker, 24 inchers are not uncommon.Closer to Trappers Lake, the fishing for brookies is generally excellent. The North Fork is red hot right now. The water... Read More


Fishing Report (08/28/14)

Saturday August 23, 2014 comments

Fishing Report (08/28/14)

Flat Tops Fishing Report (08/27/14) Fall is in the air at Ripple Creek Lodge. A slight chill is descending at night and the aspens are beginning to show hints of yellow. That means that amazing fall fishing is just around the corner Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The North Fork of the White River produces some very nice cutthroats, rainbows and whitefish; many in the 16-20 inch range.Downstream, toward Meeker, 24 inchers are not uncommon.Closer to Trappers Lake, the fishing for brookies is generally excellent. Regular rains... Read More


Fishing Report (08/13/14)

Wednesday August 13, 2014 comments

Fishing Report (08/13/14)

Flat Tops Fishing Report (08/13/14) Were looking at a stormy week, but the forecast is for a beautiful weekend. A slight chill of fall is in the evening air, which means prime fall fishing is just around the corner. Flat Tops Rivers and Streams: The North Fork of the White River produces some very nice cutthroats, rainbows and whitefish; many in the 16-20 inch range.Downstream, toward Meeker, 24 inchers are not uncommon.Closer to Trappers Lake, the fishing for brookies is generally excellent. Regular rains have kept flows... Read More