Straightline Sports (970) 879-7568               Henderson Fly Fishing (970) 846-4719  

Whispering Willows Ranch - Yampa River

Anglers at the Whispering Willows Ranch catch trout that average an impressive 18 to 22 inches in length, making this ranch a must for the fisherman looking for BIG fish!  


The Property:

This premier river section on the Yampa River is located a short 10 minute drive from downtown Steamboat Springs. The Whispering Willows Ranch is a favorite, and a highly requested property among our frequent guests. Reserve you spot early as this property will book up. It is almost a year a round fishery due to its proximity downstream from Lake Catamount and you can plan on excellent fly fishing from the middle of June until mid-April most years. In addition to its renowned summer and fall fishing this section also has excellent winter-time fly fishing. The river is easy to wade and is easily accessible by snow mobile in the winter time, and a drive to the river access in the summer.


The Fishing:

More people have landed the “fish of a lifetime” on this property over any other section. This section consistently provides the angler with strong, hard fighting trout in the 17 to 22 inch class with trout in the upper 20’s landed every year. Big rainbow and a few brown trout populate this river section. Nymph and streamer fishing is the most productive means of fishing here, but good dry fly fishing can be done after spring run off until mid-July, and again October through mid-November.  Two trout ponds on the property also provide a challenge, adding to the diversity of your fishing experience.  Access fee: $180 per person – required guide fee not included.


To make a reservation call us directly at Straightline Sports (970) 879-7568 any day of the week. We can give you detailed explanations and answers to questions you may have about the current fishing conditions or seasonal information to help you plan your next fishing excursion.

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