Big Thompson River

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The Big Thompson River in Colorado is an excellent spot for fly fishing enthusiasts who seek a challenge. Brown and rainbow trout are the predominant fish species, and the river is famous for its big browns. The area is surrounded by mountains and offers scenic hiking and camping opportunities. The best time to visit is from June to October when the average temperature is in the mid-60s to low 70s. Fishing is best in the early morning or late afternoon when the fish are more active. Fishing tips include using light tippets, small flies, and stealthy approaches.

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The Crags 17 10,120 ft
Cove 4 8,457 ft
Spillway 23 8,461 ft
Mueller State Park 90 9,313 ft
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area Numerous 8,039 ft
Eleven Mile State Park 350 8,616 ft
Blue Mountain 21 8,079 ft
Springer Gulch 15 8,324 ft
Collegiate Peaks 56 9,837 ft
Thunder Ridge 21 9,216 ft

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