Fly Fishing at 4UR Guest Ranch is something that no angler will forget. We are often booked a year in advance for our prime fishing season. However, because of our well-maintained creek, the fly fishing in June and August is still great.
We have a very fair manner in which we distribute access to our 20 “stations” or private 1/3 mile sections of the creek to our anglers. We use a lottery system to determine who gets to pick their station first. So as the week goes by, almost everyone will get a chance to have a nearly perfect place to fish.
We call our Goose Creek “nearly perfect” because it is some of the nations only private tailwaters, which means that Goose Creek’s drainage is quite unique. Flowing from the Weminuche Wilderness, it passes through only two pieces of private property before reaching the Rio Grande: our Rocky Mountain vacation spot and our neighbors upstream. Our neighbor’s reservoir feeds the creek from its cool waters via an 80-foot dam, making this creek one of only a handful of “private tailwaters” in America. Years of astute stream management and rigorous catch and release practices make for some surprisingly big, well-colored trout.
Expect to see a variety of special types of trout – rainbows, browns, snake river cutts, cutt-bow hybrids and even brookies. You may also take a guided fishing trip above timberline to Lost Lakes for rare Rio Grande cutts, or fish Station 21, a trophy pond in the ranch valley. All waters are catch and release, fly fishing only except for Walton Pond, which can be ideal for kids.
We hope to see you for a Western Vacation at 4UR ranch this summer!