Hot Winter Fisheries
Never heard of it, you say? This tailwater holds four species of trout, all of them on the hefty side: rainbows, browns, cutthroats and brookies.
Anglers can catch trout in the 2 to 5 pound range with a legitimate shot at trout measuring in at 20 inches and over. The Culebra (means which"snake" in Spanish) meanders through a scenic, agricultural valley, with long, clear glides, deep bend pools and shallow gravel bars.
You won't find Culebra Creek in any of the fishing guidebooks. Those who fish it don't generally talk about it, preferring to keep this little secret a secret. In places, the river turns and snakes through the valley, ideal for wide-open casting.
In these open glides and bend pools, the fish can see you so you'll have to stalk and soft-toss casts right over their feeding lanes. But in other spots, the riverbanks are brushy and require tight, accurate casts. And did I mention these big trout are a tad finicky? A true trophy trout hunter's theme park.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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