Yampa River

Routt - Colorado


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A section of the Yampa River in Routt County, Colorado.

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  1. No fridge hanger but if you can't tell I was pretty excited!! I have been trying so hard to catch a Yampa Troot! I have been trying for four years during my ...more yearly visit to Steamboat for MusicFest. Also my nails are a mess. πŸ˜’

    Rainbow Trout

    1. Steep too. Caught a couple nice Bows on a Turk's and many more on the dropper
    2. Elisa T 0
      thanks y'all!! Lol Robert if you look closely they're only half painted and the last two with any polish on em. 🀣 Morris that's exactly where this ...more was! Quite a hike in. πŸ˜…
    3. Loved fishing the yampa!!! Below the dam is awesome!! WTG Elisa
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice Bow Elisa! Congrats on finally getting the Yampa! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»And isn't having one of the nails unpainted the style nowadays? 😁
    5. john stimson 0
      awesome catch !
    6. Rich Pardy 0
      Even your non fridge hangers are good pics :)
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  2. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout

    Caught this 16 inch rainbow in a calm river pocket. Threw my two nymphs in the current and let them float into the calm pocket and this one slammed it. Caught 14 ...more rainbows 1 cutbow and 5 white fish. I lost one 20+ inch rainbow and a nice cutbow. Gear: 9 ft 6 wt 4 pc TFO fly rod paired with an NXT 2 series reel.

  3. Just a beautiful day and the fish were cooperating!

    trout with a dry fly

  4. Fishin for trout and I caught my first PIKE! WOWZERS! I hooked him on my first cast using a Rapala Jointed 9 Rainbow Trout lure and in the chaos of netting him ...more and grabbing my pliers to remove the hook (my excited nerves didn’t help) he broke my line! Off he went lure and all. So if you catch a Yampa River Pike with my lure now you know! LOL

    20 in. Northern Pike with a Rapala Jointed 9 Floating Rainbow Trout

    1. Elisa T 0
      Me neither Frank. It was quite a surprise when I got him in! Thanks! Hopefully he doesn't steal your lure too! LOL Fish like jewelry too!

      Thanks Tim! He's ...more in there... laughing at me. Hah! Pffew, now I definitely don't feel so bad! Glad to know I'm not alone. :)
    2. Tim Steinmetz 0
      And don't feel too bad. I lost an entire rod and reel once in a very similar way. I had the pike alongside the boat. I let down my guard to pick up my pliers. ...more The pike went crazy, and took off with my entire rod and reel in tow behind him.
    3. Tim Steinmetz 0
      Them pike are nothing but trouble, and that is exactly why I love them so much! Cool post and picture. He's in that picture somewhere, but where is the question ...more . . . ;)
    4. Frank Jeffries 0
      I didn't even know that the Yampa had pike. Good to know. I suppose if I ever get the chance to fish the Yampa again, I will keep a keen eye out for that Rapala/pike ...more :-)
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  5. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout with a Copper john red

    Caught this rainbow on my first cast of the day. He fought nicely and had great color.

    1. parker quinn 0
      About 14 inches
    2. Mason Cizek 0
      Nice. Measure him?
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  6. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout with a yellow dasy

    Fly fishing the stagecoach tailwaters in Steamboat Springs Colorado!! So many trout yet so hard to catch!

  7. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout

  8. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout with a nymph

  9. I believe this is a cuttbow. Rainbow/cutthroat hybrid

  10. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout with a green nymph

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