Rio Grande at South Fork, CO

July 8th to 15th, 2024

Trip Captain – Jeff Johnson – 303-807-2939

 This is an amazing trip; the fishing should be amazing. Several hatches occur within this time frame and hopefully we hit them all!

Salmonfly, Caddis, and Drake.

There are great opportunities wade fishing or from a boat with lots of public access points. There are several lakes that have awesome fishing as well.


Lodging – South Fork has RV spots, National Forest campgrounds, and plenty of cabins and hotels.

A few of use will be staying at the - Chinook Lodge & RV Park They have cabins and RV spots.

South Fork boasts the longest stretch of Gold Medal Waters in the entire state. Nearly 20 miles of the Rio Grande River receive this designation from the Colorado Division of Wildlife. These designations are given out sparingly and represent the highest quality aquatic habitat in Colorado - your best chance to catch a trophy trout! Gold Medal waters support recreational fishing, by keeping fish in the water and letting them grow to a larger size. Brown and rainbow trout fishing is good from the Rio Grande Reservoir downstream to Del Norte. The section of water between South Fork and Del Norte provides the best location for catching trophy brown trout.