The fishery at Marabou Ranch consists of over two miles on the famous Elk River and 10 still-water fisheries. The ponds are connected by a mile long meadow meander teaming with willing fish. Most days’ on the water at Marabou are not fishing but catching.
THE ELK RIVER
The Elk River is regarded as one of the best freestone rivers in Colorado. Marabou spent several million dollars towards a river habitat improvement program that includes giant limestone boulder cross-stream structures and transplanting thousands of willows for stream bank stabilization. This has provided deep holes and a narrow river channel which helps maintain cooler water temperatures.
The goal is to offer a diverse array of prime angling opportunities within a short drive of Steamboat. Many rivers fish better depending of the time of year and water levels. Or sometimes it is just refreshing angling different water, chasing a special hatch or targeting a specific species. The waters within an hour’s drive of Steamboat represent some of the finest trout streams in the nation. Marabou owners and guests will be overwhelmed with the myriad of angling opportunities.