Abell River Ranch

Abell River Ranch is a 3 mile stretch of the South Platte River near the town of Lake George Colorado.  Unopened to commercial guiding until 2019, this stretch of river will make you feel like you are going back in time and fishing an untouched piece of water.  Abell is just downstream of the famous 11 Mile Canyon and upstream of Cheesman Reservoir.  Being a “tailwater” below 11 Mile Reservoir keeps this stretch of river open to fishing almost any day of the year while also giving it the added bonus of getting migratory fish moving out of Cheesman Reservoir downstream.  

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Abell River Ranch

This is one of the most gorgeous stretches of river in the state.  Located an hour and forty five minutes from Denver, and under an hour from Colorado Springs, this is one of the most unique fisheries on the Front Range.  With almost 3 miles of river and great lodging options nearby, many of our guests choose to book multiple days on this property as one day isn’t enough to explore it all.  It is a classic, meadow stream with perfect riffles, runs, and deep bends located throughout. The bug life on this stretch of the South Platte is very impressive meaning you can catch fish here on a range of different flies or techniques. Our favorite way to target the local residents is with a dry dropper set up but nymphing and even streamer fishing great ways to get some of the larger fish out of the deep pockets.  Come back in time and let us show you what Colorado fishing used to be like by exploring Abell River Ranch!



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