Alto Llano Ranch Near Como Fly Fishing Conditions provided by South Park Fly Fishers

Alto Llano Ranch Near Como Fishing Conditions

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Alto Llano Ranch Near Como
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10/21/18

Closed for the Season


2018 FISHING REPORTS:

10/21/18 - Alto Llano Ranch is now closed for the 2018 season.

07/29/18 - I fished from the middle parking area upstream to the property boundary on a beautiful day. Total fish landed was approximately 60, with about 60% being beautiful brook trout; exclusively fished hopper/dropper with para hopper or stimulator as the top fly and small prince or pheasant tail nymphs as the dropper. As other comments have noted, this is a small stream which requires some stealth and careful casting in spots, but this is a very scenic and enjoyable property to fish!

07/07/18 - I loved the remoteness of Alto Llano and regret that I never fished it before. I fished from 9:00 to 4:00 and released over 50 fish - mostly browns and some brookies. Several of the browns were pushing 20 inches. I started at the middle parking area and fished up up to the boundary. As I approached each run and pool I knew I had one chance for a take, so I was stealthy. The willows presented some challenges but that’s part of the game. The most productive setup was a renegade on top followed by a bead head flashback pheasant tail nymph. The takes were extremely strong, with fish coming totally out of the water when they went for my fly. There were hatches all day long on this great stretch of water. Hopefully the weather will change so that people like me can enjoy these waters in the coming months!

07/05/18 - Had an amazing day! Started fishing around 8:30 and walked below the middle parking area. Should have just started there and worked upstream. Once I got above the diversion structure I lost count of how many I landed. Truly a nice fishery, great bug life, numerous hatches, and great day on the water. The fish were very active on and below the surface. When hooked, they really fight hard and the larger fish have an exit strategy to hang you up on the dead branches. Only used a couple stimulators and BH Prince nymph all day. It was really a solid four hours of action. Thanks as always for the program.

07/03/18 - Very technical but we still managed 40 plus fish. My son never changed flies (amazing). He caught an 18-inch bow and I caught two 14-inch browns. We also saw a large herd of elk. Fantastic! Thanks for letting us enjoy the property, we had a blast.

07/02/18 - We caught a total of 52 trout, the biggest being a 14.5 inch brown. All fish were caught on smaller foam hopper and stimulator. We started around 9:30 and finished at 4:30 pm. We caught almost all fish on a tenkara rod. We had a great time and loved that it felt super private and natural.

07/01/18 - Fishing at Alto Llano was excellent. I was able to net 40 fish before I had to leave at noon. I really enjoyed myself. Starting at the middle parking area, I didn't find the walking difficult at all. Thanks again for all the work getting me a place to fish, and your advice on how to fish that property.

6/29/18 - Alto Llano is a great stream if you are up for a challenge and know what you are getting into. I caught 28 browns and brookies in six hours. Also saw a 13-15” bow under the bank but could not execute a cast. Nothing over 12 inches but the beaver ponds were like shooting fish in a barrel. A #12 parachute Adams worked best for me. A small copper john dropper also worked but wasn’t worth the challenge of casting two flies. A 3-weight rod is a great choice for this stream.

06/22/18 - We started at the new diversion structure and worked upstream to the upper property boundary. Fishing was very good, although the wind affected our ability to cast. The flow was perfect and we caught about 40 browns using attractor dry flies. A high percentage of these were 12 to 14 inches. When we reached the upper beaver ponds I switched to wet flies and caught numerous brook trout.

05/07/18 - I started fishing mid-property and worked upstream to the boundary fence. My expectations were fairly low but I was surprised, to say the least. The flow was perfect for wading in the channel and I averaged twenty fish per hour, many of which were 10-12 inches. Most were browns but I also caught a few brookies. The banks are lined with willows and accurate casts are required. This property is not for everyone but the fish are abundant and strong for their size.

2017 FISHING REPORTS:

08/27/17 - I disagree with the comment made about Alto Llano on August 21. Even with tough fishing conditions I thoroughly enjoyed my day! You have done a fabulous job of clearing away vegetation and I appreciate your hard work. I caught several 8-10 inch fish but quit after 1.5 hours due to weather.

08/21/17 - First I want to say thanks for your great customer service and attentive information. On the down side I would not have this ranch as a place to rent out. I caught 12 fish total in about four hours, including six 4 inch brookies, five 7 inch browns, and one 11 inch brown. The property needs major work in my opinion to be able to fish it. Small fish with limited room to actually use fly fishing techniques. Sorry for the bad review. I have had some great experiences on your properties but this was not one of them.

08/18/17 - What a solid and unique stream. It really holds a great number of fish and they are extremely healthy. Started around 8:45 and it was a little spotty for a while. Then the fish got real active until I left around 3:30. Guessing I landed around 50 fish hooked and lost another 15 or so. Caught fish up to around 14 inches and also caught a number of little guys which shows the health of the stream. Really enjoyed catching brookies when they have some size as these do. Best dry was Patriot (size 18) which they hit consistently and best droppers were BH Pheasant Tail and BH Brassie. Really enjoyable day and great stream!

08/4/17 - I fished Alto Llano both Wednesday and Thursday. Fishing was fair on Wednesday afternoon and I noticed that the water level was lower than the week before. I only had hours to fish on Thursday so I spent them fishing the upper beaver ponds. In addition to small mayflies, I saw a very large aquatic insect hatching. Trout sold out to attack the #10 yellow Stimulator I was using to imitate them. Several trout came completely out of the water while striking my fly. I caught 12 fish in less than two hours.

07/25/17 - Awesome fishing before being chased back to the car by thunder. I caught about 20 trout in less than 3 hours of fishing. More than half were brook trout.

07/18/17 - Fishing yesterday was somewhere between awesome and epic! Three of us had more than 50 hookups, including two browns over 16 inches. Many of the fish I caught were brook trout, some of which were really nice. You guys did a remarkable job pruning the willows and much of the property has been completely transformed.