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Trouts Journal

Book Your Spot Now // Trouts PRIVATE WATER Experiences

Brandon Rodriguez / Jan 16, 2022

Having the opportunity to fish on private water in Colorado is an experience like no other and is typically saved for a special occasion. If you are interested in securing the dates you want, there is no better time to book with Trouts Fly Fishing than now. We typically see a large volume of dates booked around this time, so if you have your eye on a specific time of year you hope to fish, make sure you give us a call or click one of the "Book Now" buttons to secure your dates. Still unsure about our private water options? Please continue reading below to see our selection of private water opportunities.

One of the most incredible things about Colorado is the multitude of public angling opportunities available to fly anglers. However, there are still other opportunities where access is more limited, and Trouts Fly Fishing is committed to helping facilitate exclusive access to these world-class properties.

Our list of Private Waters is ever-evolving, and our mission in offering these to our customers is to enhance the angling experience for those wishing to fish a stretch of river that is managed in a manner that preserves a section of water for future generations. While not guaranteed, the likelihood of catching more fish and bigger fish is going to be much higher on these private water options. We want to be upfront that the fish on these properties are BIG, but they are big for a reason (hint, hint, they are stocked fish).

Please remember that due to this fact, access to these properties is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. As such, we highly encourage anyone wanting to fish these properties to book your trip far in advance to ensure we can get you on the right property on the right day.


Located on the North Fork of the South Platte River, Rawhide Ranch is truly a hidden Gem along the Denver Front Range. Hosting over 2 miles of river, Rawhide Ranch offers an unmatched combination of amazing scenery alongside some truly memorable fish. This particular property is divided into three separate sections/beats, which each party will have exclusive access to during your day, and plays home to fish ranging from 10" to 20"+. Rawhide Ranch offers a variety of added amenities on-site including covered picnic and changing areas for added comfort.


Located on the North Fork of the South Platte River, Shawnee Meadows offers unmatched access to this well-known Front-Range fishery. Hosting more than a mile of water that is divided into 2 sections/beats, Shawnee Meadows is a prime location if you're looking for seclusion while remaining close to the Denver Front Range. Fish at Shawnee Meadows range from 10" to 20"+, so anglers of all ability levels will find this to be an ideal property in both size and access. There are fewer amenities at Shawnee Meadows, making it an ideal property for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing day on the water.


Located on the Middle Fork of the South Platte River, Abell River Ranch is one of our favorite private water properties in our exclusive portfolio. Located just outside of Lake George, CO, Abell River Ranch offers 3 miles of prime access to the South Platte River that is divided into 3 separate beats. Due to its proximity to Happy Canyon and 11 Mile Canyon, Abel River Ranch hosts a strong population of resident fish including rainbow, brown, cutthroat, and brook trout, and offers anglers a variety of angling opportunities and experiences. This property is easy to access, making it ideal for Anglers of all ability levels.

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