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#11308075 - 12/28/15 11:57 AM Trout trip end of January
Kenja Offline

Registered: 09/09/14
Posts: 55
Loc: Highland Village
I had a weekend trip planned for late Jan to LMF but it appears recent rains are going to make that unlikely. Any suggestions on other driving distance rivers to try? I heard AK has some great fishing but do not know locations that are closest to Dallas.

#11308191 - 12/28/15 12:47 PM Re: Trout trip end of January [Re: Kenja]
2FlyFish4 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/10
Posts: 1335
Arkansas is flooded out for wade fishing. Might be able to boat fish. I'd head west to the san Juan or one of the Tailwater in Colorado.

#11312491 - 12/30/15 04:26 PM Re: Trout trip end of January [Re: Kenja]
Golfer Jeff Offline

Registered: 01/18/13
Posts: 380
Loc: DFW
Pueblo Tailwater - Arkansas River. Colorado. 11 hour drive. Great sight fishing for rainbows and a few browns. Weekends are a zoo, but weekdays are great. Mild weather in the banana belt.

Guadalupe near New Braunfels is the closest. They are having trouble with water too, though.

#11312955 - 12/30/15 07:19 PM Re: Trout trip end of January [Re: Kenja]
mbarker68x Offline
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Registered: 06/12/10
Posts: 701
Loc: Killeen, TX
if your up for the drive, South Platte at Deckers or 11 Mile Canyon are good. Just left Colorado A few weeks ago. In Jan the Canyon is still open and free of ice for about 2 miles below the dam.

#11313977 - 12/31/15 10:04 AM Re: Trout trip end of January [Re: Kenja]
DainW Offline

Registered: 01/20/15
Posts: 78
If you aren't up for the 10-12 hour drive to colorado, you might check out some of the stuff in the Ozarks. All the famous Ozark tailwaters (White, Norfork, Little Red, Taneycomo, Beaver) are probably going to be high water this year with all of the rain. You could always hire a guide on one them though. Cold weather and high water usually means big articulated streamers and a chance to catch a trophy brown trout. If you don't want to do that though. there are other options in the area. Missouri has 4 trout parks that are catch and release, flies and lures only during the winter, roaring river, bennett springs, meramec, and montauk state park. These are all closed down during the week and open up on the weekends for fly fishing. These parks routinely cough up some big trout this time of year. If that's not your cup of tea, there are some great rivers in the area that hold wild and/or holdover trout that are fishable year round. The upper north fork, current river, and eleven point river are all great spots. There are also some smaller streams in the area that have wild mccloud strain rainbows if you're looking for some really technical winter time fishing.


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