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Time to start thinking of high lakes.
« on: March 12, 2017, 07:19:39 AM »
Can't wait.  Prolly be several lakes not icing out till mid-late July this year.

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Re: Time to start thinking of high lakes.
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 12:39:37 PM »
Cant wait either.  The laker I missed on this year is going down.  I plan to be back at ice-off.

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Re: Time to start thinking of high lakes.
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 06:10:50 AM »
I would like to join you.

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Re: Time to start thinking of high lakes.
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 11:38:27 AM »
Planning on snowshoeing in to a certain lake just before ice off on Memorial Day. Might be an epic fail!

I'm excited for this year, too, but I'll be honest, the big game bug has bitten me bad!

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Re: Time to start thinking of high lakes.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2017, 09:58:53 AM »
I'm excited for this year, too, but I'll be honest, the big game bug has bitten me bad!

I tried hunting a couple years but it pissed me off when it took away from my fine fall fishing time- So I quit hunting.

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Re: Time to start thinking of high lakes.
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2017, 10:17:21 PM »
I hope you take some good photos!

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 11:33:41 AM »
This morning the ranger station about laughed at me when I asked on the status of the road, but their info was from last Monday. Will call again on Thursday to see if I need to make alternate plans.

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Re: Time to start thinking of high lakes.
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2017, 09:19:51 AM »
Has anybody begun scouting yet?

I'm trying real hard to justify a week of solo camping/hiking/fishing in the collegiate peaks in mid June, but I'm afraid I've set my sights on too high an elevation for the dates.

I really want to find the lakes rumored to have Golden trout and Grayling.

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Re: Time to start thinking of high lakes.
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2017, 09:01:53 PM »
Has anybody begun scouting yet?

We were planning an ICE FISHING trip to a lake at 10k last weekend but that recent snowstorm buried our route to it again.

Only one time in the last 5 years have I had successful true alpine fishing in mid June. Doesn't mean I'm going to the right places, but I'd say you're really going to be flirting with a flop.

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Re: Time to start thinking of high lakes.
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2017, 07:58:51 AM »
You just have to shoot for brookie lakes early season and that might mean getting in a tube and getting out in the lake to fish with streamers.   I know its not dry fly fishing for rising fish, but you can have success.  I've found that cutt lakes at ice out never pan out for me.


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Re: Time to start thinking of high lakes.
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2017, 10:20:15 AM »
lunkerking's suggestion is a good one, though those lakes are usually a bit lower in elevation than what I think of in the Collegiate Peaks.

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Re: Time to start thinking of high lakes.
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2017, 06:35:38 AM »
I fished the lake in the Collegiate Peaks that supposedly holds Grayling about 5 years back and got the skunk

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Re: Time to start thinking of high lakes.
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2017, 08:00:13 AM »
there is a decent brookie lake in the Collegiates I have heard about. 

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Re: Time to start thinking of high lakes.
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2017, 08:59:26 AM »
I kind of knew my dates are a little early for the lakes,.....but I'll already be in the neighborhood.  It's been several years since I've been up there this early in the season.  There are still plenty of stream and river opportunities to fish.  I just may have to come back later in the season for the more elusive species. :)