Nothing stimulates a healthy trout like spring temperatures. Spring does the same for men’s souls. This is the most exciting time of year at The High Lonesome Ranch. The western slope of the Colorado Rockies is coming alive. The wild grasses are greening, the wildflowers are blooming, hatches are coming off, and trout are rising. The epic feeding frenzy on the Main Ranch begins in March.
Summer means warmer air and water temperatures and it’s the perfect time to book a Fly Fishing Expedition and explore some of our big beautiful neighborhood on one or more of the great western rivers where you can do some wading or drift boat fishing. Or bring your families and teach kids to fly-fish on the Main Ranch where footing is solid and wading isn’t required.
The K-T Ranch fishing comes to life right around the 4th of July. Mid to late summer is prime time in Meeker. Late August and early September are idyllic. As the fields are beginning to dry and prep begins for cutting, the big grasshoppers are abundant and so are the trout that relish their annual arrival. The White River practically boils with trout when farmers mow their hay on the neighboring fields and the hoppers go wild.
Fall brings Cast & Blast and Fin & Feather Expedition trips, both of which are wing shooters’ and anglers’ favorites – engaging in two of their favorite sports on the same day. Colors and moods become vibrant as the air temps cool. These activities continue through winter months based on weather conditions. Typically you can fish one or two of the rivers in every month of the year.
The High Lonesome Ranch is an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge, and all instructors are certified Orvis fly casting instructors and guides.