10th Jun, 2012

Summit County Colorado Fishing near Breckenridge Real Estate

Many people who buy Breckenridge Colorado real estate for skiing also take up fishing in Summit County.  Besides the wonderful Blue River CO homes and neighborhoods, the Blue River flows along several communities near Highway 9, including homes in Breckenridge itself. Near Keystone Colorado real estate, the Snake River offers fly-fishing.

According to Dave Coulson, the Colorado State editor for FishExplorer.com, the rivers continued to run low this year.  They are very fishable especially in the morning when runoff is low.

The Dillon Reservoir is another option for those searching for Breckenridge ski real estate with nearby fishing opportunities. Several spacious neighborhoods of Silverthorne Colorado homes are also near the lake. In a Special to the Summit Daily News (05/22/2012), Coulson says Dillon Reservoir was stocked this spring and suggests a couple of strategies for catching fish. First of all, work using typical bait around the inlets. Next, watch for action on the surface and respond by using a fly and bubble rig such as a small, black ant pattern.

Coulson says the Colorado River as usual is one of the better options. The salmon fly hatches tapering off and the off-colored large nymphs are successful. Below Dotsero anglers are using silver slab spoons and in-line spinners.

Driving south from Blue River or Breckenridge on Highway 9 into South Park, offers anglers to more reservoirs. Antero Reservoir is being conquered by trolling. Most fish are 20 inches or shorter. Fly-fishing is popular at Spinney Reservoir, where jigging small tube jigs.

Last weekend children age 14 and under participated in the annual fishing Derby at Trent Park Pond on the Blue River Parkway. The pond was stocked by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department. The department also hosted a learn-to-fish day for children 12 and under at Kaibab Lake in Granby. Wildlife officers teach the basics of casting, lowers and eight, and the importance of angling.

For those who make the leap to purchase a Summit County vacation home, mark your calendars for the annual free fishing weekend held in the beginning of June. Anglers are not required to have a valid fishing license during this one weekend.

Otherwise, anglers ages 16-64 must have a valid Colorado fishing license before casting a line. The annual license for residents costs $26. Children fish for free and senior anglers pay only $1.

Come on up to see Summit County Colorado real estate for sale to fit your budget and dreams. For information about buying real estate in our mountain villages, call Barrie Stimson, Breckenridge Realtor® at (970) 390-2560.

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