The Lake Fork To the Gunnison is Fishable!

At last the Lake Fork is flowing beautifully and, at 209 cfs as of morning August 22nd ,is fishable and wadable in most spots. We have waited all summer for this time to arrive and have been fishing higher, smaller streams with success and enjoyment, but for many, the bigger water has been out of bounds and has now dropped to a level that should produce some very nice trout. Be respectful of the private sections and remember no rainbows may be kept and only two browns over 16 inches. Be safe and have fun!

Fishing on the Lake Fork is finally safe and productive.

Fishing on the Lake Fork is finally safe and productive.




Current Fishing and Weather Conditions

Henson Creek has dropped to a cfs of 145.  The upper portions are producing some nice trout – rainbows and brooks – and have been very favorable both water current and weather on most days.  We have had a temporary break in rain fall which has allowed a steady decline in water levels and a welcome break for jeepers and OHV travelers over the passes. The mud slides approaching Cinnamon Pass were cleared and repaired amazingly quickly reopening access to the Alpine Loop. We anticipate an outstanding fall for both fishermen and sight seers. Come and join us.


Big Blue is still one of our favorites

Big Blue is still beautiful come rain or shine and is one great place to learn to fly fish especially under the guidance of an experienced teacher and fisherman. Guide Pat Hooley and his quick learning client spent a typical and excellent day learning and catching while also experiencing the pristine beauty of the elevated stream surrounded by tree covered mountains.

What could e better than a day of fishing at Big Blue.

What could be better than a day of fishing at Big Blue with an experienced guide.

(970) 944-2281

Dan's Fly Shop Hours
June 9:00-5:00
Summer 8:00-6:00
October-May: Dan's Fly Shop is always open for mail orders

P.O. Box 220
723 Gunnison Ave.
Lake City, CO 81235

(970) 944-2281