The Los Pinos River – Bayfield, Colorado

The L-J Ranch

The L-J Ranch

Premier fly fishing in Bayfield

The Los Pinos River headwaters begin in the Weminuche wilderness near Weminuche pass. From there, it cascades through meadows and canyons until it reaches Vallecito Reservoir. This public section of water is wonderful for the adventurous fisherman. It does, however, require a minimum 3 mile hike to reach public water. Below Vallecito lies some of the best water in the area, although the vast majority of that water is private. Within this section of river lies the L-J Ranch, a beautiful and easily accessible run of tailwater in Bayfield, CO.

PRIVATE WATER DETAILS

Length of river stretch: 2000′

River type: Tailwater

Stocked: Yes

Species: Trout- Brown, Rainbow

PROPERTY PRICE

Price per day: $ 103

The L-J Ranch

 Location and Features

  • Within Bayfield city limits
  • 30 minutes from Durango
  • Private water pond on site
  • Great fishing during runnoff

L-J Ranch

DETAILS

This private water stretch is bordered by private properties, so even fish that leave and enter the boundary remain unpressured. The majority of water on the lower Los Pinos is actually private and rarely accessed by anglers.

For over 60 years, the L-J ranch has operated as a working cattle ranch and hay farm. More recently, they have begun growing hops used by local breweries. This 100 acre ranch is also an incredible wedding venue. I guess you could say the land there has many uses. The ⅓ miles of river and the pond, however, are what interest our clients the most. Big browns and Rainbows hold in deep holes and runs, and the varying flows throughout the year can make the water different every time you visit. The big cottonwoods that flank the river there provide cool shade and turn a magnificent gold color as the seasons change and the fish aim to fatten up for the winter.

ANIMAS RIVER AT DURANGO, CO

  • Water Temp: 35.78 ° F
  • Flow: 110 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 2.07 ft
USGS

EXPLORE

SIMILAR LISTINGS

Bardin Ranch – Lower Animas

Bardin Ranch – Lower Animas

The only thing bigger than this stretch is the size of the fish holding there! If you are ... EXPLORE

Craig Ranch – Lower Animas

Craig Ranch – Lower Animas

A beautiful one mile stretch on the lower Animas River, where large browns and rainbows feed on EXPLORE

Diamond M Bar Ranch – Upper San Juan River

Diamond M Bar Ranch – Upper San Juan River

Have the views and the fish all to yourself here at the Diamond Bar M Ranch. The only ... EXPLORE

Hidden Gem-2700′ on Rio Grande Gold Medal

Hidden Gem-2700′ on Rio Grande Gold Medal

The Rio Grande is a magical river… the stuff legends are made from. The Hidden Gem is a ... EXPLORE

Kichelmann Canyo – San Miguel

Kichelmann Canyo – San Miguel

Near Nucla, Colorado, you can find some of the most unique water in the state. In Kichelmann ... EXPLORE

LaNoue DuBois Vineyards – Lower Uncompahgre

LaNoue DuBois Vineyards – Lower Uncompahgre

LaNoue Dubois Vineyards is a unique and beautiful property located in the Uncompahgre valley ... EXPLORE

Rafter T Ranch – Piedra River

The only thing bigger than this stretch is the size of the fish holding there! If you are ... EXPLORE

Red Creek Ranch – Lower Florida River

Big Browns and Rainbows hold in fantastic engineered habitat made for supporting trout ... EXPLORE

Redburn Flying R Ranch – The Dolores

Redburn Flying R Ranch – The Dolores

One of the most striking landscapes in SW Colorado with waters often overlooked by many ... EXPLORE

Silence Ranch – The Dolores

Silence Ranch – The Dolores

The Silence Ranch is a beautiful 19 acre ranch nestled in the heart of the San Juans. Located ... EXPLORE

The Horseshoe – Lower Animas

The Horseshoe – Lower Animas

You want to talk about big fish? This spot is the real deal. The Horseshoe has a diverse array ... EXPLORE

The Massive Hole – Lower Animas

The Massive Hole – Lower Animas

The name says it all! This location has a huge riffle across this river that empties into a ... EXPLORE

Wonuka Farms – Upper Animas River

Come check out this unique private water access just minutes from downtown Durango! This ranch ... EXPLORE

Want the most up to date info?

CONTACT  US

man casting fishing line

CHRISTIAN

(202)577.4498

7 + 6 =