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Badger Basin

06/08/2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Day Trip to Badger Basin – Women’s Fishing Event Hosted by CCA

Date: Saturday, June 8 2019

POC: Mary Manka,  vp@colowomenflyfishers.org 303-829-0406

Location: Hartsel Area, HEART Section



  • We have been invited to join Cherry Creek Anglers (TU Chapter) for a Women’s Fly Fishing event. CCA will host the day.


  • Lunch Provided! Be sure to sign up using the “sign me up” button above so we have accurate head counts for lunch. Lunch will be around 12:30pm. Burgers, hotdogs, etc. 


  • HEART  – Cherry Creek Anglers is proud to present the Hartsel Easy Access River Trail. The Trail allows anglers of all physical abilities, barrier free access to the excellent fishing available on the Middle Fork, South Platte River. Through the system of graded trails, bridges and stream access points all anglers can experience a genuine fishing experience in this pristine river. The Trail is located approximately 3 miles north of the community of Hartsel, Park County CO, on County Road 439 within the Badger Basin State Wildlife Area.
  • Badger Basin is the roughly 50 mile section of river above Spinney Mountain Reservoir upstream to the confluences of the South Fork and Middle Fork. Tomahawk and Spinney SWA are the primary sections to fish. However, much of the middle fork has public access for those who want to venture out and find new water off the beaten path. 
  • Landon Mayer writes: “One of the best ways to be successful in this area is to concentrate on the pools, foam line, and bend in the river. Because the flows are typically low when fishing conditions are right, the trout are concentrated in these areas…. In the late summer and fall months as the trout run up the river to the joining forks, rainbows, cutthroat, cuttbows, and browns can be found in good numbers with the larger pre spawn browns becoming the main attraction.”
  • Recommended flies:
    Pheasant Tail #14, Pheasant Tail CDC #14-18, Egg Patterns, Red San Juan Worm #12, Hotwire Prince #16, Parachute Adams #12, Sweetgrass #8/#10, Swisher Foam #8-12, Natural Pheasant Tail #16, Dennis Parrawullf PMD #16, Wolly Bugger Olive/Black/Purple #10-12

Meet Time: 9am

Location & Map/Directions: Badger Basin –  The Middle fork north of Hwy 24 (Between Hartsel & Tomahawk) Turn at the gas station in Hartsel into Mariposa Street. Take the 1st left into CR 439 ( at an old green shack- this looks like a  private driveway but it is a county road) Of the 3 access areas, the last one is wheelchair accessible.  That is the site https://goo.gl/maps/Yeic5rBSN3T2

Camping and Accommodations in the Area:


  • Feel free to invite guests for camping or your weekend plans, but not to fish with the group while fishing at Heart, since we are actually guests. There are 2 other sections spouses/guests can fish. Thank you!


9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Badger Basin HEART Section
CO United States
Attendance: 16

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