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The Cordillera ponds are ready for your fishing enjoyment. Chironomid midges and fathead minnows are the main food source right now. This is great for the active fisherman who likes to throw streamers and move around, as well as the patient nymph fisherman.
Small black and olive wooly buggers are a perfect match for the fathead minnow. Try a slow and steady retrieve to hook into a minnow eating monster. If you are nymph fishing a chironomid pattern, add a little twitch or slight movement to your strike indicator. This will give life-like movement to your underwater midge and make it irresistible to spring trout.
All fishing is catch and release so please remember your net. Treble hooks are not allowed because of how much damage they can cause to a fish. Also, live bait prohibited; only single hook flies and streamers are allowed.
For those new to fly fishing, please visit or call Fly Fishing Outfitters (FFO) at 970-845-8090 for techniques and the fly information. FFO manages our fishing ponds and river parcel. Their knowledge is invaluable for anyone wanting to fish in Cordillera. Have fun and go fish!