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Fishing in Steamboat

10/16/2019 | by Kenzie Meadows | Things to Do

Some of the best fishing in Colorado can be found right here in Steamboat. From fly fishing in the Yampa river, to spin rod fishing in the Flat Top lakes, there are tons of areas to try your luck. Regardless of how you engage in the sport, Steamboat has something for every fisherman and woman here in the county. We’ve compiled some of our favorite spots to fish for both fly and spin rod fishers!

Stagecoach State Park – South Routt

Stagecoach is a great place to fish due to its versatility. Bring the family to Stagecoach reservoir for some awesome lake fishing, and plenty of trout! The reservoir sits about 25 minutes South of Steamboat, and also has available amenities such as boat rentals. In addition, fly fishers also frequent this area at the Stagecoach Tailwaters or at Sarvis Creek just down the road. There are great opportunities for anglers in this area, with peak hours around 10am.

Steamboat Lake

Steamboat Lake is the ideal setting for those teaching their kiddos how to fish. Just North of Steamboat Springs, this stunning area is complete with a view of Hahn’s Peak. From summer to winter, this lake is chalk-full of fish. In addition to the early morning bite, try an evening dry fly on the lake, or an afternoon classic worm-on-a-hook.

Yampa River

One of the locals’ favorite pastimes in Steamboat is fly fishing the the Yampa River. Without having to travel too far, there are several miles of public access in town casting for rainbow and brown trout. The river offers a quiet setting with stunning views of the mountain, and in addition, world-class trout. If you’re not fully confident if your angling ability, try out one of our guided fishing trips in town.

Guides

Bucking Rainbow Fishing

Yampa Valley Anglers

Steamboat Flyfisher

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