Summit's Breckenridge Loaded With Options
From the South Platte to the south, Blue and Colorado rivers to the north and Dillon Lake near town, Breckenridge based anglers will find plenty of waters to choose from. Throw in Green Mountain and the Eagle as well, and you'd better ask your boss for a week off, not just a long weekend.
Species To Target
All these productive waters feature rainbows and browns, but the added chance for a lake trout in Dillon or a kokanee here and there, you can see why Summit County and Breckenridge are hot.
From skinny creeks with brush-lined access to trophy tailwaters, Breckenridge fly fishers will find a little something for all kinds of applications. Throw tiny dries to the huge fish in the super clear Blue or throw ugly streamers to browns on the Colorado. Maybe toss a nymph rig to picky South Platte whoppers.
Seasons in Summit
The Breckenridge area is a haven for anglers of all types, but the season is short. The best time to hit the area is from July until late November. However, waters like the Blue see fishing year round. Sure it will be cold in January, but the fish still have to eat.
To get to Breckenridge, take Highway 70 west from Denver. Then take Colorado 9 south about 10 miles.
A Little Advice
Read up on local reports or hire a guide if you've never fished this area. A guide would be a good idea to get the basics down on the famous waters like the Blue, Colorado, Eagle or South Platte. The others offer easy fishing, but it is always nice to have a little inside information. If you only have one week, try August.