Hidden Gems: Western U.S. Brown Trout Fishing

August 21, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Chuck Robbins highlights several terrific but relatively unknown brown trout waters in the Rocky Mountain states, including those in Arizona’s Mogollon Rim White Mountains country, the Pinnacles Canyon section of the Conejos River in Colorado, and Wyoming’s Encampment River. “Don’t spread it around, but it was Ray Bergman who first put me onto the Encampment River’s brown trout. Innocently enough, the Encampment flows north out of Colorado into Wyoming along the eastern flank of the Sierra Madres. At Entrance Falls, its mood suddenly changes as it drops into an 18-mile-long pocket-water canyon infested with brown trout.” In Rocky Mountain Game & Fish.