The Colorado State Wildlife Areas


Kurt enjoying the solitude


Our SWA’s: Tomahawk, Badger Basin, Spinney Mountain, 63 Ranch, and Alma

South Park, CO (9,953ft)

There is an abundance of fly fishing opportunities within our Colorado State Wildlife Area’s.  The Middle Fork of the South Platte, Taryall Creek, and the South Fork of the South Platte have everything any angler would desire- riffles, braids, pools, undercut banks, pocket water, and beaver ponds.  Tomahawk, Badger Basin, Spinney Mountain, 63 Ranch, and Alma are fantastic fisheries surrounded by breathtaking vistas and postcard views.  They offer prime trout habitat and a destination for the angler seeking solitude and looking for trout eager to take flies on the surface.  Bouncing the banks with large hoppers in the summer and fall is standard fare.  While most of the trout caught here are on the smaller side, fall brings out the big browns from the undercuts and trout moving up river from the reservoirs. 


 

Rainbow caght on the Tomahawk